The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation works hard to cultivate long-term partnerships that deliver measurable results. We also want to make sure our grantee relationships—and your results—are clearly and effectively communicated.
On this page, you’ll find guidelines for communicating about your grant, messaging about the Hilton Foundation, downloads for logos and branding, and additional resources to help guide your communications.
Communicating about your grant
We encourage you to communicate with others about the grant you received, the work you are doing, and your partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. We will similarly communicate about our grantmaking related to our program areas to highlight strategies and further our shared goals.
The Hilton Foundation would love to work with you to coordinate your communications outreach in advance. We appreciate knowing how (and when) you plan to communicate about the Foundation, and how we can best support you in these efforts. Please contact your program officer or Foundation contact to start the approval process, and be sure to send us copies of your materials before they are released. These include press releases, email campaigns, advertising, social media messages or other communications campaigns. Wherever possible and appropriate, you can link to our website (hiltonfoundation.org) or tag us in your social media posts. We are on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
To keep our communications focused on work being done through our program areas, we ask that organizations receiving grants through our discretionary and matching grantmaking programs not communicate publicly about our grants, with the exception of a mention in their annual report of donors. If you are unsure whether you are approved to communicate about your grant, please check your grant agreement or reach out to us directly.
We regularly tweet about our priority areas, programs, and topics of interest in the fields that our grantmaking supports. (Follow us if you like!) We’ve found these hashtags to be useful resources, and you might find them to be a good fit if you tweet about your Hilton Foundation grant or the work that you support with this funding.
Catholic Sisters #CatholicSisters #SisterToAll
Disaster Relief and Recovery #Disasters
Foster Youth #FosterYouth #FosterCare
Safe Water #SafeWater #WASH
Describing the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The following resources include Foundation-approved language about who we are and what we do.
Use this language to describe the Foundation at the end of press releases, or in other communications.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help individuals throughout the world living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage. The Foundation invests in 11 program areas, including providing access to safe water, supporting transition-age foster youth, ending chronic homelessness, hospitality workforce development, disaster relief and recovery, helping young children affected by HIV and AIDS, and supporting the work of Catholic sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 billion in grants, distributing $110 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2019. Foundation assets increased from approximately $2.9 billion to $6.6 billion following the 2019 passing of Barron Hilton who, like his father, pledged virtually his entire estate to the Foundation. For more information, please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org.
Please mention our full name—the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation—on first use. On subsequent uses the Hilton Foundation or the Foundation are acceptable. We ask that you refrain from referring to the Foundation simply as Hilton to avoid any confusion with the hotel corporation.
More information about the Foundation, including messaging about our Strategic Initiatives and Program Areas, is included in our program area and Foundation core message documents and Fact Sheet, as well as throughout our website.
Using the Hilton Foundation logo
We are pleased to make our logo available for your use. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for high-res files and our brand guide.
The preferred style guide of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is the Associated Press Stylebook.
For help assessing the readability of your communications, you can evaluate your work with a Flesch score. Flesch scores and readability assessments are readily available through Microsoft Word.