Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2018

  • Total

    $33,013,000

    Click on the diagram sections for information specific to each of our priority areas listed below.

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  • Priority Area

    Multiple Sclerosis

    $0

    This amount represents our total giving for seeking a cure and improving quality of life for those who live with multiple sclerosis.

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    Substance Use Prevention

    $2,350,000

    This amount represents our total giving for youth substance use prevention and early intervention.

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  • Priority Area

    Avoidable Blindness

    $0

    This amount represents our total giving for preventing avoidable sight loss from cataracts and blinding trachoma.

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    Hospitality

    $1,500,000

    This amount represents our total giving for building career pathways for youth in the hospitality sector

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    Disaster Relief & Recovery

    $0

    This amount represents our total giving for supporting disaster preparedness, relief, and long-term recovery.

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    Other

    $0

    This amount represents our total giving for non-priority grantmaking which includes small and matching discretionary grant programs for board members, staff and members of the Hilton family.

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  • Priority Area

    Homelessness

    $2,000,000

    This amount represents our total giving for ending chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County.

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    Catholic Sisters

    $1,465,000

    This amount represents our total giving for building a global Catholic sisterhood to advance human development.

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  • Priority Area

    Catholic Education

    $2,850,000

    This amount represents our total giving for revitalizing Catholic schools serving low-income families.

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  • Priority Area

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

    $5,000,000

    This amount represents our total giving for the year to date for improving early childhood development outcomes for young children affected by HIV and AIDS.

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  • Priority Area

    Foster Youth

    $6,595,000

    This amount represents our total giving for the year to date for achieving healthy and productive lives for transition age youth in foster care.

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  • Priority Area

    Safe Water

    $11,253,000

    This amount represents our total giving for increasing access to safe water for vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

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  • Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Safe Water

  • Avoidable Blindness

  • Homelessness

  • Catholic Sisters

  • Substance Use Prevention

  • Foster Youth

  • Disaster Relief & Recovery

  • Other

  • Catholic Education

  • Hospitality

This total represents grant payment activity during the selected fiscal year. However, approximately 90% of the money awarded in our priority program areas is part of multi-year commitments, so a grant may appear in multiple years of activity. The list below provides additional information about specific projects approved and/or paid during the fiscal year selected, including the project start date and the length of our commitment.

  1. Advocates for Human Potential

    $50,000 through February 2019

    To support the North American Cannabis Summit and promote awareness of health equity and social justice issues related to cannabis legislation. http://ahpnet.com

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: September 2018
  2. United Way

    $225,000 through September 2019

    To support the strategic expansion of Home For Good's communications and engagement efforts to end homelessness through strengthening partnerships and the depth of systems connections. http://www.unitedwayla.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: September 2018
  3. Advocates for Children of NY, Inc.

    $50,000 through September 2019

    To enhance educational outcomes for foster youth in New York City through increased coordination between agencies. www.advocatesforchildren.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: September 2018
  4. FSG, Inc.

    $10,000 through September 2019

    To support the implementation of three-day conference for leaders of backbone teams from collective impact initiatives by the Collective Impact Forum. http://www.fsg.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: September 2018
  5. StoryCorps, Inc.

    $45,000 through September 2019

    To elevate the narratives of individuals affected by the foster care system through multiple channels. http://www.storycorps.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: September 2018
  6. Cardinal's Foundation for Distance Learning

    $25,000 through September 2019

    To support distance learning in rural, poor and disadvantaged communities, beginning with the Archdiocese of Cape Coast. http://cardinalturksonfund.org/?page_id=41

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: September 2018
  7. New Venture Fund

    $50,000 through July 2021

    To provide core support to advance the communication and translation of the developmental science of adolescence and to distill a set of actionable insights aimed at applying these insights to specific areas of practice and policy. www.newventurefund.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: August 2018
  8. New Venture Fund

    $50,000 through July 2021

    To provide core support to advance the translation and implementation of the developmental science of adolescence by the Center for the Developing Adolescent. www.newventurefund.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: August 2018
  9. Center for Law and Social Policy

    $250,000 through August 2020

    To provide expertise on federal policies that affect youth workforce participation and support Foundation grantees by providing technical assistance and opportunities to engage in CLASP's peer learning community. https://www.clasp.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: August 2018
  10. Youth Empowerment Project

    $200,000 through September 2020

    To build YEP's employer engagement strategy with an emphasis on the hospitality industry, while leveraging existing partnerships with other youth-serving organizations. http://youthempowermentproject.org/

    Hospitality USA Awarded: August 2018
  11. New Venture Fund

    $50,000 through July 2021

    To provide core support to advance the translation and implementation of the developmental science of adolescence by the Center for the Developing Adolescent. www.newventurefund.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: August 2018
  12. Counseling Partners of Los Angeles

    $17,500 through August 2019

    For the Doheny Foundation/Hilton Foundation/Counseling Partners of Los Angeles mental health initiative for 15 Catholic schools serving children in low income areas in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. http://www.counselingpartnersofla.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: August 2018
  13. Outreach Concern Incorporated

    $17,500 through August 2019

    For the Doheny Foundation/Hilton Foundation/Outreach Concerns mental health initiative for 17 Catholic schools serving children in low income areas in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. http://outreachconcern.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: August 2018
  14. Medicines for Humanity, Inc.

    $740,000 through September 2021

    To provide capacity building support to strengthen the Catholic sisters' work force and improve community level programs targeting vulnerable children. http://www.medicinesforhumanity.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: August 2018
  15. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

    $725,000 through August 2020

    To support research projects and the continuation of the Visiting Scholars Program. http://cara.georgetown.edu/

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: August 2018
  16. Theirworld

    $1,000,000 through August 2020

    To support global advocacy efforts for increased early childhood development financing, including a targeted effort in Kenya. http://www.theirworld.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: August 2018
  17. The Children's Aid Society

    $900,000 through August 2021

    To support caregiver recruitment and services for teens in foster care, and advocacy for transition age foster youth in New York City. http://www.childrensaidsociety.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: August 2018
  18. ChildFund International USA

    $2,000,000 through July 2021

    To expand group parenting models and improve the quality of early learning in Kenya and Zambia. http://www.childfund.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: August 2018
  19. Good Shepherd Services

    $1,095,000 through August 2021

    To support the Stepping Stones to Success program, which creates career and college opportunities for transition age foster youth in New York City. www.goodshepherds.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: August 2018
  20. Brilliant Corners

    $1,000,000 through August 2020

    To support the planning, evaluation, and capacity needs associated with the operational merger and expansion of three divisions of the Los Angeles County Health Agency as they align, leverage and coordinate efforts to end homelessness. http://www.brilliantcorners.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: August 2018