Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2018

  • Total

    $19,244,000

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

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  • Priority Area

    Homelessness

    $1,000,000

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

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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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  • Priority Area

    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

    Catholic Sisters

    $0

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

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    Hospitality

    $1,500,000

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

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  • Priority Area

    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

    Catholic Education

    $650,000

    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

    $2,000,000

    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

    $2,175,000

    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

    $9,569,000

    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. United Way

    $200,000 through December 2018

    to support the medium- to long-term recovery of vulnerable communities impacted by the Southern California wildfires. http://www.unitedwayla.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: December 2017
  2. United Way of Ventura County, Inc.

    $200,000 through December 2018

    to support the medium- to long-term recovery of vulnerable communities impacted by the Southern California wildfires. http://www.vcunitedway.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: December 2017
  3. Ground Truth Solutions

    $65,000 through December 2018

    to support the development of the Humanitarian Voice Index. groundtruthsolutions.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: December 2017
  4. Northwest Assistance Ministries

    $250,000 through December 2018

    to provide housing assistance and wrap-around services to those displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. http://namonline.org/

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: November 2017
  5. Theirworld

    $200,000 through August 2018

    to support the Safe Schools Program: Education in Humanitarian Crises and Emergencies. http://www.theirworld.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: November 2017
  6. Greater Houston Community Foundation

    $200,000 through September 2018

    to support immediate Hurricane Harvey relief efforts through a network of local nonprofits. https://ghcf.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: September 2017
  7. Direct Relief

    $50,000 through August 2018

    to improve access to life-saving medical supplies in response to Hurricane Harvey. https://www.directrelief.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: September 2017
  8. Dalberg Global Development Advisors - U.S.

    $46,000 through June 2017

    to conduct a review of the humanitarian landscape and identify specific roles philanthropic organizations can play within that landscape. http://www.dalberg.com

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: May 2017
  9. Save the Children Federation, Inc.

    $500,000 through July 2018

    to support education for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. http://www.savethechildren.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: March 2017
  10. International Rescue Committee

    $500,000 through March 2018

    to support refugee resettlement assistance within the United States. www.theirc.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: March 2017
  11. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    $480,000 through August 2019

    to support continued development and scale-up of KoBo Toolbox, free and open-source suite of data collection and management software tools for better coordination and more responsive humanitarian service delivery in the field.  http://www.harvard.edu

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: August 2016
  12. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.

    $50,000 through August 2016

    to support a side event and associated activities focused on the role of philanthropy in the humanitarian/resilience sector at World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. http://www.rockpa.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: February 2016
  13. Theirworld

    $1,900,000 through November 2017

    to develop and implement a targeted strategy providing quality, sustainable educational opportunities to Syrian refugee children living in Turkey. http://www.theirworld.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: November 2015
  14. Center for Disaster Philanthropy

    $1,000,000 through September 2018

    to implement the strategic plan and provide general operating support. http://www.disasterphilanthropy.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: August 2015
  15. International Medical Corps

    $500,000 through August 2017

    to support ongoing efforts at strengthening primary health care services to Syrian refugees in southern Turkey as well as a communications campaign aimed at raising awareness of this crisis. https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: August 2015
  16. Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen

    $400,000 through August 2017

    to support continued procurement and operational activities aimed at reinforcing health care services provided by International Medical Corps within Syrian refugee communities in southern Turkey and to raise awareness of this crisis. www.luftfahrtohnegrenzen.de

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: August 2015
  17. WaterAid America, Inc.

    $150,000 through December 2016

    to support the provision of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for the survivors of the Nepal earthquake. http://www.wateraidamerica.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: July 2015
  18. Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.

    $350,000 through April 2018

    to support the provision of transitional and permanent shelter solutions for the survivors of the Nepal earthquake. www.habitat.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: July 2015
  19. Theirworld

    $43,000 through September 2015

    to support efforts in the development of a comprehensive approach to accelerate progress on the delivery of education for Syrian refugee children and youth (ages 3-18) residing in Turkey. http://www.theirworld.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: June 2015
  20. Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen

    $100,000 through September 2015

    to support the provision and transport of relief and medical supplies to the Suruc refugee camp in southern Turkey. www.luftfahrtohnegrenzen.de

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: May 2015