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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  • Priority Area

    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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    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. Jobs for the Future Inc.

    $500,000 through December 2020

    To support partners in New Orleans to develop high-quality workforce training, align career and technical education, and improve postsecondary education that will address the needs of opportunity youth in the hospitality industry. http://www.jff.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: November 2018
  2. Water4

    $500,000 through December 2020

    To develop and implement a Safe Water Enterprise model in Wassa East, Ghana. http://www.water4.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2018
  3. Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation

    $1,125,000 through December 2028

    A Program Related Investment to support Genesis LA’s RETHINK Housing initiative, focused on new and more cost-effective strategies to finance affordable and permanent supportive housing for individuals experiencing homelessness. http://www.genesisla.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: November 2018
  4. WSUP Advisory CIC

    $3,000,000 through November 2022

    To support the Mid-Western Umbrella of Water and Sewage in Uganda to play its new role as a Water Authority for 800,000 people. http://www.wsup.com

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2018
  5. Legal Action Center of the City of New York, Inc.

    $750,000 through November 2021

    To conduct policy and advocacy activities to strengthen access to screening, early intervention and the full continuum of substance use related services for young people. http://www.lac.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: November 2018
  6. Indiana University

    $800,000 through June 2021

    To support a second cohort of congregations through the Advancing Mission fundraising and development program. http://www.iu.edu

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: November 2018
  7. Children's Law Center of California

    $1,050,000 through December 2021

    To expand the Crossover Advocacy and Resource Effort program that assists foster youth in Los Angeles who have become involved in the juvenile justice system. http://www.clcla.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2018
  8. Center for Disaster Philanthropy

    $1,000,000 through November 2021

    To provide general operating support. http://www.disasterphilanthropy.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: November 2018
  9. University of Southern California

    $3,500,000 through December 2021

    To serve as the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) partner in support of the Catholic Sisters Strategic Initiative. http://www.usc.edu

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2018
  10. International Union of Superiors General

    $1,000,000 through December 2021

    To support the education and training of sisters in interculturality, anti-human trafficking, canon law and theology. http://www.uisg.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2018
  11. Liberty's Kitchen

    $500,000 through November 2023

    For a program-related investment for an operating account to increase organizational capacity and financial stability. http://www.libertyskitchen.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: November 2018
  12. Sightsavers Inc.

    $2,500,000 through November 2021

    To support the national trachoma elimination program in Tanzania. http://www.sightsaversusa.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2018
  13. Splash International

    $2,000,000 through November 2022

    To refine and implement a WASH in Schools model in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. https://www.splash.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2018
  14. United States Fund for UNICEF

    $4,000,000 through December 2021

    To integrate ECD measurement and data as part of health systems in Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia.To integrate ECD measurement and data as part of health systems in Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia. http://www.unicefusa.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: November 2018
  15. Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency Inc.

    $600,000 through November 2020

    To continue efforts to implement and evaluate the integration of adolescent SBIRT in Maryland. http://www.aamentalhealth.org/

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: November 2018
  16. iFoster Inc.

    $1,000,000 through December 2021

    To improve and continue to deliver resources through the online Transition Age Youth Assistant, which provides linkages to careers and college through a digital locker for foster youth. http://www.ifoster.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2018
  17. New York Foundling Hospital

    $1,545,000 through December 2021

    To offer 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 2018
  18. Coalition for Responsible Community Development

    $1,125,000 through December 2021

    To increase the college and career readiness of youth aging out of foster care in South Los Angeles. http://www.coalitionrcd.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2018
  19. The University of New Mexico-Health Sciences Center, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine

    $750,000 through November 2021

    To continue efforts to implement, evaluate, and establish best practices for youth SBIRT in School-Based Health Centers in New Mexico. https://pediatrics.unm.edu/

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: November 2018
  20. American Academy of Pediatrics Inc.

    $1,200,000 through December 2021

    To increase adoption of best practices for addressing youth substance use in pediatric settings, including development of a Project Echo to train pediatric providers in youth SBIRT. http://www.aap.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: November 2018