Grants

Cultivating long-term partnerships with key organizations to solve social problems in the United States and around the world.

  • Our Grantmaking in 2015

    $24,021,060 (through 6/30)

    This amount provides an overview of our priority grantmaking for the year to date. Click on the diagram sections for information specific to each of our program areas listed below.

  • Strategic Initiative

    Avoidable Blindness

    $1,700,000 (through 6/30/2015)

    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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  • Strategic Initiative

    Catholic Education

    $200,000 (through 6/30/2015)

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

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  • Strategic Initiative

    Catholic Sisters

    $3,585,000 (through 6/30/2015)

    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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  • Strategic Initiative

    Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

    $2,260,000 (through 6/30/2015)

    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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  • Strategic Initiative

    Disaster Relief and Recovery

    $91,000 (through 6/30/2015)

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

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  • Strategic Initiative

    Foster Youth

    $2,371,000 (through 6/30/2015)

    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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  • Strategic Initiative

    Homelessness

    $3,923,000 (through 6/30/2015)

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

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  • Strategic Initiative

    Hospitality

    $130,000 (through 6/30/2015)

    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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  • Strategic Initiative

    Multiple Sclerosis

    $1,695,000 (through 6/30/2015)

    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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  • Strategic Initiative

    Substance Use Prevention

    $3,545,000 (through 6/30/2015)

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

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  • Strategic Initiative

    Water

    $1,300,000 (through 6/30/2015)

    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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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. St. Joseph Center

    $1,200,000

    to support the Coordinated Entry System in the West Los Angeles region, which allows providers to more efficiently match chronically homeless persons with supportive housing. http://www.stjosephctr.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: July 2015
  2. Research Foundation of the City University of New York

    $2,500,000

    to support the City University of New York in establishing and enhancing college pathways that will increase graduation rates among foster youth. http://www.rfcuny.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: July 2015
  3. Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

    $600,000

    to develop an approach to engage community coalitions in expanding the implementation of youth Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). http://www.cadca.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: July 2015
  4. Brilliant Corners

    $2,000,000

    to support Breaking Barriers, a partnership with the LA County Probation Department to provide housing to prevent recidivism and long-term homelessness. http://www.brilliantcorners.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: July 2015
  5. Zambia Association of Sisterhoods

    $375,000

    to build organizational capacity through the implementation of a strategic plan and to develop a 'trainer of trainers' program that enables sisters to advance United Nations Sustainable Development Goals more effectively. http://www.asec-sldi.net/zam0021/aboutus.html

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: June 2015
  6. Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

    $830,000

    to help the US Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph develop and pilot a program to help congregations cultivate more welcoming and hospitable environments for new sisters and candidates to religious life from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. http://www.csjalbany.org

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: June 2015
  7. Public Counsel

    $675,000

    to support individual legal assistance and systems advocacy to improve outcomes for youth in Los Angeles County foster care. http://www.publiccounsel.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: June 2015
  8. Stichting Akvo

    $750,000

    to support the development of a dashboard that can provide visualizations of geo-referenced data in real time, to report a diverse set of impact and performance indicators. http://www.akvo.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: April 2015
  9. Plan International USA

    $2,300,000

    to strengthen the Community-Led Action for Children model in Mozambique and Kenya. http://www.planusa.org

    Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: April 2015
  10. Lamp, Inc.

    $1,200,000

    to support the Coordinated Entry System (CES) in the Los Angeles County Metro Region, which allows providers to more efficiently match chronically homeless persons with supportive housing. http://www.lampcommunity.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: April 2015
  11. Housing Works

    $600,000

    to develop and implement an innovative community integration program to increase long-term retention among formerly chronically homeless persons and ensure organizational capacity is aligned with increased public partnerships. http://www.housingworksca.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: March 2015
  12. Winthrop University Hospital Association

    $440,000

    to develop a minimally invasive DNA-based biomarker assay for the detection of cell loss in autoimmune diseases. http://www.winthrop.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: January 2015
  13. WaterAid America, Inc.

    $1,200,000

    to build on efforts to sustain water access programs in Burkina Faso. http://www.wateraidamerica.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: January 2015
  14. WaterAid America, Inc.

    $2,200,000

    to support WaterAid's activities to improve access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene at healthcare facilities located in trachoma-endemic communities of Mali. http://www.wateraidamerica.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: January 2015
  15. Washington University

    $900,000

    to utilize the gradient echo plural contract imaging technique to detect and measure evolution of progressive MS. http://www.wustl.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: January 2015
  16. UNITY of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

    $500,000

    to support the completion of UNITY's third permanent supportive housing development in New Orleans. http://www.unitygno.org

    USA Awarded: January 2015
  17. United Friends of the Children

    $1,500,000

    to support the College Readiness Program, which helps foster youth graduate high school and continue with success in college. http://www.unitedfriends.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: January 2015
  18. The National Alliance to End Homelessness

    $500,000

    to advance efforts to end homelessness, with emphasis on chronic homeless individuals and a special focus on Los Angeles. http://www.endhomelessness.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: January 2015
  19. The Draper Richards Foundation

    $1,500,000

    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

    International Awarded: January 2015
  20. The Door - A Center of Alternatives, Inc.

    $675,000

    In support of the Academy program which provides high school education, robust college access and employment pathways for foster youth in New York City. http://www.door.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: January 2015