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
The 2020 grant cycle has concluded. Please check back in February for information about the 2021 Good Neighbor Program.
We created the Good Neighbor Program to recognize the critical work being done in the local community near our headquarters in Westlake Village, California. These grants are guided by the same philosophy that guides all of our work—improving the lives 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. Over the next few months, we encourage requests on how local nonprofits are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The average Good Neighbor grant ranges from $5,000 and $10,000 (and typically does not exceed 10% of an organization’s operating budget). The maximum grant award is $25,000. We do not accept multi-year requests.
Good Neighbor grantees are eligible to apply for a second consecutive year of funding through an abbreviated renewal process. 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 reapply to the Good Neighbor Program.
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 or elections, promoting voter registration, for political candidates or 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.
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: