Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2016

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. New York Foundling Hospital

    $1,000,000 through December 2018

    for educational support for foster youth from 8th grade through college through the Road to Success Program. http://www.nyfoundling.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2016
  2. Wild Salmon Center

    $700,000 through November 2017

    to support the North Pacific Salmon Stronghold Initiative ($500,000) and to provide general operating support ($200,000). http://www.wildsalmoncenter.org

    International Awarded: November 2016
  3. Catholic Education Foundation

    $1,000,000 through August 2021

    to support tuition assistance for low-income students attending Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. http://www.cefdn.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: November 2016
  4. Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters

    $500,000 through December 2018

    to establish a special fund within the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters to augment its support of canonical leadership conferences globally. http://www.hiltonfundforsisters.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2016
  5. Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families

    $900,000 through December 2021

    to support the Building New Foundations of Hope capital campaign ($750,000 offered as a Program-Related Investment, and $150,000 offered as a grant). http://www.casapacifica.org

    USA Awarded: November 2016
  6. John Burton Foundation

    $600,000 through December 2018

    to strengthen the high school to college transition process for foster youth in Los Angeles County. http://www.johnburtonfoundation.org/

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2016
  7. Saint Leo University

    $420,000 through December 2019

    to develop and pilot an online certificate-granting program for SLDI alumnae and other Catholic sisters in Africa. http://www.saintleo.edu/

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2016
  8. University of California, San Francisco

    $900,000 through November 2019

    to continue development of the Bioscreen, a precision medicine disease management tool for those with Multiple Sclerosis. http://www.ucsf.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2016
  9. Stanford University

    $435,000 through November 2017

    to facilitate the design of a monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework and theory of change for the Foundation's new Safe Water strategy. https://www.stanford.edu/

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2016
  10. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

    $1,000,000 through November 2017

    to create the foundation for an ambitious learning and collective action initiative that will catalyze development of Sustainable Development Goal 6 in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Uganda. http://www.irc.nl

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2016
  11. Water.Org Inc.

    $200,000 through November 2017

    to build the foundation necessary to implement a WaterCredit model in Ghana. http://www.water.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2016
  12. Water for People

    $3,000,000 through November 2019

    to implement the model of Everyone Forever for sustainable water services in Kamwenge District of Uganda. http://www.waterforpeople.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2016
  13. Sightsavers Inc.

    $650,000 through February 2020

    for the elimination of trachoma in Mali. http://www.sightsaversusa.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2016
  14. Catholic Relief Services

    $400,000 through July 2017

    for planning a phase two program to strengthen the ability of Catholic Sisters to meet the developmental needs of children affected by HIV and AIDS. http://www.catholicrelief.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: November 2016
  15. Aga Khan Foundation USA

    $1,500,000 through December 2019

    to build capacity of the early childhood development workforce in high HIV prevalence communities East and Southern Africa. http://www.akdn.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: November 2016
  16. National Center for Youth Law

    $1,600,000 through December 2018

    to support the development of a collective impact campaign that will increase access to reproductive and sexual health care, and information to significantly reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies among foster youth in Los Angeles County. http://www.youthlaw.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2016
  17. Catholic Volunteer Network

    $1,700,000 through November 2019

    to expand the work of the Catholic Volunteer Network's "From Service to Sisterhood" initiative, a program that connects congregations of sisters with lay-women volunteers. http://www.catholicvolunteernetwork.org

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: November 2016
  18. Housing California

    $300,000 through November 2018

    to support the development of a coordinated, cross-sector policy effort aimed at increasing state funding for permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals in California. http://www.housingca.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: November 2016
  19. Brilliant Corners

    $1,200,000 through December 2018

    to support capacity-building and strategic planning to ensure the continued expansion and implementation of Los Angeles County's Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool. http://www.brilliantcorners.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: November 2016
  20. Corporation for Supportive Housing

    $3,000,000 through June 2022

    to provide an investment in the Just In Reach Pay For Success program, a partnership with the Los Angeles County Health Agency to connect frequent users of the homeless system and Los Angeles County Jail with permanent supportive housing. http://www.csh.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: November 2016