The Hilton Foundation is a proud member of the Conejo Valley community, with our headquarters in the city of Westlake Village, CA. To celebrate and recognize the critical work being conducted in our local community, the Foundation created the Good Neighbor Program.

The Good Neighbor Program accepts proposals for local, small-scale grants to nonproft organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status doing important work in our local Conejo Valley community. Decisions on these grants will be guided by the same philosophy that guides our program grants—addressing the needs of individuals living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage.

Learn more about the Good Neighbor Program below and whether your organization may qualify for a grant.  

Good Neighbor Program

Thank you for your interest in the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Good Neighbor program. The Foundation has created this grantmaking program to recognize the critical work being conducted in the local community near and around our offices in Westlake Village, California. Good Neighbor grants are guided by the same philosophy that guides our priority program grantmaking—addressing the needs of individuals living in poverty or experiencing disadvantage. Grants will be awarded to organizations providing direct services within the Conejo Valley, extending northwest to Camarillo, Oxnard, and Ventura. The communities comprising the Conejo Valley are Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village. Applications submitted for projects outside of the geographic focus may not receive a response.

2024 Program Guidelines

The 2024 application period will run from March 1, 2024, to September 30, 2024. For the 2024 program year, all Good Neighbor grants will have a fixed award amount of $10,000. The majority of grants will be allocated for general operating support, with the goal of streamlining the application process and providing grantees with increased flexibility. Funding for schools will be limited to project support. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Proposals may be submitted through the online application system any time between March 1, 2024, and September 30, 2024. All applications will be reviewed following the application deadline, September 30, 2024, with funding decisions communicated to applicants within one month of the review deadline.

Grant Limitations

Good Neighbor grants are not made:

  • To organizations that discriminate against certain groups or individuals in the delivery of programs and services on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability
  • For influencing legislation and/or elections, promoting voter registration; for political candidates, political campaigns
  • For social or political issues outside the United States of America
  • To individuals
  • For temporary exhibits, travel, surveys, films, or publishing activities
  • For endowment funds
  • For fundraising dinners, sponsorships, or events

Good Neighbor Frequently Asked Questions

My organization provides services in the Conejo Valley but is headquartered elsewhere. Are we eligible for Good Neighbor funding?

Yes. Any organization providing services within the Conejo Valley, Camarillo, Oxnard, or Ventura can be considered for Good Neighbor funding.

Does the Good Neighbor program consider requests for Los Angeles County?

The Good Neighbor program is strictly limited to the Conejo Valley (Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village), as well as the surrounding areas of Camarillo, Oxnard, and Ventura. We are unfortunately unable to consider requests for organizations operating solely in Los Angeles County.

Can my organization apply for multi-year funding?

All Good Neighbor grants are for one year.

My organization received a Good Neighbor grant last year. Can we apply again this year?

Good Neighbor grantees are eligible to apply for a second consecutive year of funding. There is no guarantee of renewed funding. Generally, after two consecutive grants, organizations must wait one year after the close of the second grant to re-apply to the Good Neighbor program.

Can schools apply for Good Neighbor funding?

Funding for schools is limited to Title 1 schools within the program’s geographic focus areas. There is a $5,000 limit for Good Neighbor grants to schools and requests must be for a project or program, rather than general operating expenses.

Can my organization apply for general operating support?

Beginning in 2024, the majority of Good Neighbor grants will be automatically allocated for general operating support. As stated above, schools have a $5,000 grant limit and the funds must be allocated for project support.

If you have any questions about our Good Neighbor Program, please email