About

Overview

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is a family foundation established in 1944 by the man who started Hilton Hotels. We provide funds to nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the world.

Instructed by Conrad N. Hilton to alleviate human suffering, the Foundation’s grantmaking programs and Humanitarian Prize work to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the world.

Fast Facts

  1. Conrad N. Hilton established the Foundation as a philanthropic trust in 1944. The Foundation continues to be guided by our founder’s mandate to “relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute.”

  2. Foundation assets are approximately $2.5 billion. Since our inception, we have awarded more than $1.5 billion in grants, distributing $107 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2015.

  3. A family foundation, our board of directors includes a majority of Hilton family members. Our staff administers our financial and grantmaking responsibilities and oversees the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

  4. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

  5. We are located in Agoura Hills, California.

Brochure (2016)

Download and read our most recent brochure to learn about the philanthropic legacy of Conrad N. Hilton, as well as our priority areas, our approach to funding and the annual Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

Read more about our work

For more in-depth information, download the “Hilton Legacy” book below: