Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2019

  • Total

    $25,135,000 through March 2019

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

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  • Program Area

    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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  • Program Area

    Catholic Sisters

    $7,500,000

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

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  • Program Area

    Catholic Education

    0

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

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  • Program Area

    Substance Use Prevention

    $3,200,000

    This amount represents our total giving for youth substance use prevention and early intervention.

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  • Program 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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  • Program Area

    Avoidable Blindness

    0

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

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  • Program Area

    Hospitality

    $2,050,000

    This amount represents our total giving for building career pathways for youth in the hospitality sector.

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  • Program Area

    Disaster Relief & Recovery

    0

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

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  • Program Area

    Homelessness

    0

    This amount represents our total giving for ending chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County.

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  • Program Area

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

    0

    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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  • Program Area

    Foster Youth

    $3,385,000

    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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  • Program Area

    Safe Water

    $9,000,000

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

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  • Substance Use Prevention

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Avoidable Blindness

  • Hospitality

  • Disaster Relief & Recovery

  • Homelessness

  • Catholic Sisters

  • Catholic Education

  • Other

  • Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

  • Foster Youth

  • Safe Water

This total represents grant payment activity during the selected fiscal year. However, approximately 90% of the money awarded in our 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. 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
  2. Himalayan Cataract Project Inc.

    $1,900,000 through November 2020

    to support continued work to improve access and quality of eye care and contribute to an integrated eye health care system in Ethiopia. http://www.cureblindness.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2017
  3. Friends of Aravind, DBA Aravind Eye Foundation

    $1,935,000 through March 2020

    to strengthen and consolidate a social enterprise model aimed at improving access to high-quality cataract surgery at five clinics in sub-Saharan Africa. www.aravindeyefoundation.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: March 2017
  4. Johns Hopkins University

    $100,000 through August 2018

    for the development and pilot testing of an Image Capture and Processing System (ICAPS) for trachoma by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. http://www.jhu.edu

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: February 2017
  5. Sightsavers Inc.

    $650,000 through February 2020

    for the elimination of trachoma in Mali. http://www.sightsaversusa.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2016
  6. The Carter Center

    $5,100,000 through February 2020

    for the elimination of trachoma in Mali and Niger. http://www.cartercenter.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2016
  7. Helen Keller International

    $5,975,000 through February 2020

    for the elimination of trachoma in Mali and Niger. http://www.hki.org/

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2016
  8. Sightsavers Inc.

    $160,000 through February 2017

    to support Sightsavers' activities to assist Mali achieve elimination of trachoma. http://www.sightsaversusa.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: April 2016
  9. Sightsavers Inc.

    $1,000,000 through May 2019

    to support expansion of eye health service awareness and utilization in the Morogoro region of Tanzania. http://www.sightsaversusa.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: March 2016
  10. The Fred Hollows Foundation

    $2,900,000 through June 2023

    to help develop and provide outcome funding for the Cameroon Cataract Performance Bond, an innovative pay-for-performance financing mechanism. http://www.hollows.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2015
  11. Helen Keller International

    $250,000 through December 2018

    to strengthen organizational capacity by implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning system. http://www.hki.org/

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2015
  12. WaterAid America, Inc.

    $2,200,000 through December 2017

    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: November 2014
  13. Sightsavers Inc.

    $1,600,000 through June 2019

    to support Sightsavers’ activities to address trachoma in Tanzania. http://www.sightsaversusa.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2014
  14. Himalayan Cataract Project Inc.

    $1,500,000 through December 2017

    to support Himalayan Cataract Project’s activities to improve access to high quality cataract surgery in Ethiopia. http://www.cureblindness.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2014
  15. American Friends of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Inc.

    $400,000 through December 2018

    to support the publication and distribution of the Community Eye Health Journal. www.lshtm.ac.uk

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: May 2014
  16. Friends of Aravind, DBA Aravind Eye Foundation

    $1,533,000 through July 2018

    to test a social enterprise model to improve access to high-quality cataract surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa. www.aravindeyefoundation.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: August 2013
  17. Helen Keller International

    $3,982,000 through June 2018

    to support Helen Keller International's activities to assist Mali and Niger progress toward the elimination of trachoma. http://www.hki.org/

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: August 2013
  18. The Carter Center

    $6,440,000 through February 2017

    to support The Carter Center's activities to assist Mali and Niger achieve elimination of trachoma in their respective countries by 2015. http://www.cartercenter.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: February 2013
  19. Sightsavers Inc.

    $880,000 through February 2016

    to support Sightsavers' activities to assist Mali achieve elimination of trachoma by 2015. http://www.sightsaversusa.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: February 2013
  20. American Friends of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Inc.

    $300,000 through June 2014

    to support the International Centre for Eye Health's Community Eye Health Journal and its distribution. www.lshtm.ac.uk

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: May 2011