Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2016

  • Total

    $18,539,020 year to date through March 2016

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

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  • Priority Area

    Avoidable Blindness

    $500,000 year to date through March 2016

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

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  • Priority Area

    Catholic Education

    $460,000 year to date through March 2016

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

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  • Priority Area

    Catholic Sisters

    $1,170,000 year to date through March 2016

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

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  • Priority Area

    Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

    $400,000 year to date through March 2016

    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

    Disaster Relief and Recovery

    $50,000 year to date through March 2016

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

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  • Priority Area

    Foster Youth

    $1,704,000 year to date through March 2016

    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

    Homelessness

    $1,235,000 year to date through March 2016

    This amount represents our total giving for the year to date for ending chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County.

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  • Priority Area

    Hospitality

    $890,000 year to date through March 2016

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

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  • Priority Area

    Multiple Sclerosis

    $2,000,000 year to date through March 2016

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

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  • Priority Area

    Substance Use Prevention

    $5,205,000 year to date through March 2016

    This amount represents our total giving for the year to date for youth substance use prevention and early intervention.

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  • Priority Area

    Water

    $180,000 year to date through March 2016

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

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  • Priority Area

    Other

    $4,745,020 year to date through March 2016

    This amount represents our total giving for the year to date 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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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. The Aspen Institute

    $1,200,000 through March 2019

    to coordinate the launch of the 100,000 Opportunities Demonstration Cities and to improve career pathways for foster and opportunity youth in Los Angeles. http://www.aspeninstitute.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: March 2016
  2. One Drop Foundation

    $1,500,000 through December 2018

    to support an innovative pilot program that serves to improve access to safe water in Burkina Faso. http://www.onedrop.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: March 2016
  3. Project HOPE the People to People Health Foundation, Inc.

    $25,000 through February 2017

    for Health Affairs to conduct a Washington, DC briefing to highlight research on behavioral health and health policy, and systems improvement. http://www.projecthope.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2016
  4. New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

    $2,250,000 through June 2017

    to expand Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for adolescents in New Hampshire in community health settings and advocate for state policy changes to sustain SBIRT financing. http://www.nhcf.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2016
  5. National Opinion Research Center

    $2,000,000 through September 2017

    to develop a Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) curriculum to integrate into social work and nursing schools. http://www.norc.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2016
  6. National Council for Behavioral Health

    $2,000,000 through March 2020

    to implement Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for youth in federally qualified health centers. http://www.thenationalcouncil.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2016
  7. Legal Action Center of the City of New York, Inc.

    $1,350,000 through November 2017

    to support implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and Affordable Care Act. http://www.Iac.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2016
  8. Facing Addiction Inc

    $600,000 through March 2018

    to support the development of communications, advocacy, and grassroots organizing strategies and provide general operating support to advance public health responses to addiction. https://www.facingaddiction.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2016
  9. Community Catalyst

    $2,500,000 through November 2016

    to develop multi-state consumer-led advocacy campaigns to educate policymakers about Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for adolescents and reduce barriers to implementation as part of state healthcare reforms. http://www.communitycatalyst.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2016
  10. Children's Hospital Corporation

    $2,000,000 through November 2018

    to conduct a research project to validate a set of outcome measures of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for youth in primary care settings. http://www.childrenshospital.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2016
  11. Center for Social Innovation, LLC

    $1,500,000 through December 2017

    to develop a peer-based Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) approach for use in health care settings. http://www.center4si.com

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2016
  12. California Community Foundation

    $300,000 through March 2018

    tosupport a partnership with Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the LA Trust for Children’s Health to implement SBIRT at four school-based wellness centers in Los Angeles County. http://www.calfund.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2016
  13. Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Inc.

    $1,000,000 through December 2017

    to integrate adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) into high schools and pediatric primary care settings across Maryland. http://www.bhsbolatimore.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2016
  14. American Academy of Pediatrics Inc.

    $1,240,000 through September 2018

    to develop a learning collaborative to increase utilization of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to treatment (SBIRT) among pediatric providers serving adolescents. http://www.aap.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2016
  15. Thrive Networks Global

    $445,000 through November 2016

    to support Blue Planet Network in it's implementation and evaluation of a clean cooking stove initiative for improved community health in rural Uganda. http://thrivenetworks.org

    International Awarded: March 2016
  16. The Draper Richards Foundation

    $1,500,000 through December 2019

    to support the social venture seed fund that will invest in the growth and scaling of 100 social entrepreneurs over the next five years. http://www.drkfoundation.org

    USA Awarded: March 2016
  17. Save the Children Federation, Inc.

    $50,000 through February 2017

    to support educational programs for Syrian refugee children in the Hatay Province of Turkey. http://www.savethechildren.org

    International Awarded: March 2016
  18. Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

    $300,000 through March 2017

    to create a Reagan Hologram Exhibit at the Reagan Museum. http://www.reaganfoundation.org

    USA Awarded: March 2016
  19. Regents of the University of California Los Angeles

    $5,440,000 through March 2019

    to create a program at UCLA that will train students in evidence-based approaches to accelerating poverty reduction and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Training will support more effective actions to create equal opportunity for disadvantaged and vulnerable populations, more equitable health and education outcomes, increased livelihoods, and improve the environment. http://www.research.ucla.edu/ocga

    International Awarded: March 2016
  20. Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

    $5,000,000 through December 2019

    to support the "Nutrition, Early Detection and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer" project. http://www.licr.org

    USA Awarded: March 2016