We cultivate long-term projects and partner with organizations whose efforts are aligned with our program strategies. This proactive approach helps us maximize effectiveness and impact.
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. View our frequently asked questions.
Your organization may qualify to be nominated for the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The $2.5 million Prize is awarded each year to a charitable organization doing extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering.
If your organization directly serves the economically disadvantaged, and the project for which you seek funding directly involves and employs full-time avowed member of an officially recognized Catholic congregation of women, you may be eligible for funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters. Grants from the Fund for Sisters usually do not exceed $15,000.
Good Neighbor Program
Thank you for your interest in the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Good Neighbor program. The Foundation has created this grantmaking program to recognize the critical work being conducted in the local community near and around our offices in Westlake Village, California. These grants will be guided by the same philosophy that guides our priority program grants—addressing the needs of individuals living in poverty or experiencing disadvantage. The primary geographic focus of these grants will be the Conejo Valley, extending northwest to Camarillo, Oxnard, and Ventura.
The average Good Neighbor grant ranges from $5,000 and $10,000 (and typically does not exceed 10% of an organizations operating budget). The maximum grant award is $15,000. The Foundation does not accept multi-year requests.
Good Neighbor grantees are eligible to apply for a second consecutive year funding. There is no guarantee of renewed funding. Generally, after two consecutive grants, agencies must wait one year after the close of the second grant to re-apply to the Good Neighbor Grant Program.
The deadline to submit a request is September 30th. Requests submitted after September 30th will be reviewed in the following calendar year.
Good Neighbor grants are not made:
- To organizations that discriminate against certain groups or individuals in the delivery of programs and services on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability
- For influencing legislation and/or elections, promoting voter registration; for political candidates, political campaigns
- For social or political issues outside the United States of America
- To individuals
- For temporary exhibits, travel, surveys, films or publishing activities
- For endowment funds
- For fundraising dinners or events
- For sponsorships or events
If you have any questions about our Good Neighbor Program, please email GMdepartment@hiltonfoundation.org.
We recommend the following resources to our grantee partners and other nonprofit organizations:
- Center for Nonprofit Management
- Chronicle of Philanthropy
- CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
- Grant Space (a service of the Foundation Center)
- MSU Resources