Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2018

  • Total

    $33,013,000

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

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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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    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

    Hospitality

    $1,500,000

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

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    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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    Homelessness

    $2,000,000

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

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    Catholic Sisters

    $1,465,000

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

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    Catholic Education

    $2,850,000

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

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    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

    $5,000,000

    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

    $6,595,000

    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

    $11,253,000

    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. Advocates for Human Potential

    $50,000 through February 2019

    To support the North American Cannabis Summit and promote awareness of health equity and social justice issues related to cannabis legislation. http://ahpnet.com

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: September 2018
  2. New Venture Fund

    $50,000 through July 2021

    To provide core support to advance the communication and translation of the developmental science of adolescence and to distill a set of actionable insights aimed at applying these insights to specific areas of practice and policy. www.newventurefund.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: August 2018
  3. Local Initiatives Support Corporation

    $50,000 through July 2019

    To support a community development approach to strengthen access to addiction prevention and treatment in rural communities. http://www.lisc.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: July 2018
  4. Legal Action Center of the City of New York, Inc.

    $50,000 through January 2019

    To conduct policy and advocacy efforts to protect and expand access to adolescent and young SUD services as part of health care. http://www.lac.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: July 2018
  5. Portland State University

    $250,000 through July 2019

    For research and evaluation to further develop model screening and early intervention framework for justice involved youth. http://www.pdx.edu

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: July 2018
  6. Montana Healthcare Foundation

    $400,000 through July 2020

    To support the implementation of youth SBIRT in Montana. http://www.mthcf.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: July 2018
  7. Ohio State University Foundation

    $500,000 through June 2020

    To strengthen and expand utilization of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) on college campuses through a web-based approach called ScreenU. https://www.osu.edu/giving/

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: July 2018
  8. WGBH Educational Foundation

    $50,000 through June 2019

    To support the efforts of NOVA in its development of an education awareness campaign on opioids as a component of a documentary on addiction. https://www.wgbh.org/foundation/

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: June 2018
  9. National Opinion Research Center

    $2,350,000 through May 2021

    To expand training and the effective implementation of adolescent SBIRT for social work and nursing students and other youth professionals. http://www.norc.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: May 2018
  10. National Academy of Sciences

    $200,000 through May 2020

    To support the Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health to advance the implementation of prevention and intervention approaches for children and adolescents. www.nas.edu

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: April 2018
  11. Center for Social Innovation, LLC

    $50,000 through September 2018

    To continue the development of strategies to engage youth in design and implementation of SBIRT including opportunities to inform SUP strategy recommendations. http://www.center4si.com

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: April 2018
  12. School-Based Health Alliance

    $50,000 through October 2018

    To convene grantees and stakeholders implementing SBIRT in schools to share learnings, evaluate progress, and develop unified vision for increasing impact. http://www.sbh4all.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: April 2018
  13. National Association of Counties Research Foundation

    $125,000 through February 2019

    to convene experts and elected local officials to identify county level responses for improving access to substance use prevention practices as core component of addressing substance use disorders. http://www.naco.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2018
  14. George Washington University

    $25,000 through February 2019

    to convene meeting of experts on Accountable Communities for Health (ACH) and Substance Use Disorders. https://www.gwu.edu

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: January 2018
  15. Trust for America's Health

    $350,000 through January 2020

    to conduct a set of activities to advance prevention and early intervention as part of a broader set of state and community-based efforts to engage schools, hospitals and policy makers in addressing youth substance misuse. http://www.healthyamericans.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: January 2018
  16. Public Health Institute

    $400,000 through July 2019

    to conduct research and analysis and provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions in California to develop local public health policies regarding marijuana legalization that promote evidence-based prevention approaches and minimize harm to youth. http://www.phi.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: January 2018
  17. YouthBuild USA, Inc.

    $250,000 through October 2018

    to support expansion of SBIRT as workforce development for youth. http://www.youthbuild.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: October 2017
  18. Doctors for America

    $50,000 through September 2018

    to conduct policy and advocacy activities to promote prevention and SBIRT recommendations included in Surgeon General report on addiction. http://www.drsforamerica.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: September 2017
  19. Seattle Children's Hospital

    $900,000 through August 2020

    to conduct additional research regarding the usability and effectiveness of a web-based screening application to implement SBIRT. http://www.seattlechildrens.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: August 2017
  20. Young People in Recovery

    $500,000 through July 2019

    to engage young people in recovery to conduct advocacy and communications activities to advance understanding about the importance of SUD services, including prevention and early intervention, for youth. http://www.youngpeopleinrecovery.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: July 2017