Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2018

  • Total

    $112,491,567 through December 2018

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  • Priority Area

    Substance Use Prevention

    $11,232,000

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

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  • Priority Area

    Multiple Sclerosis

    $3,801,694

    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

    Avoidable Blindness

    $5,620,000

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

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  • Priority Area

    Hospitality

    $5,102,500

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

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    Disaster Relief & Recovery

    $3,831,000

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

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    Homelessness

    $11,859,000

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

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  • Priority Area

    Catholic Sisters

    $17,000,000

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

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  • Priority Area

    Catholic Education

    $4,500,000

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

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  • Priority Area

    Other

    $13,816,076

    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

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

    $11,335,000

    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

    $11,194,297

    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

    $11,200,000

    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. Center for Disaster Philanthropy

    $1,000,000 through November 2021

    To provide general operating support. http://www.disasterphilanthropy.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: November 2018
  2. University of Southern California

    $3,500,000 through December 2021

    To serve as the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) partner in support of the Catholic Sisters Strategic Initiative. http://www.usc.edu

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2018
  3. Liberty's Kitchen

    $500,000 through November 2023

    For a program-related investment for an operating account to increase organizational capacity and financial stability. http://www.libertyskitchen.org

    Hospitality Workforce Development USA Awarded: November 2018
  4. 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
  5. Splash International

    $2,000,000 through November 2022

    To refine and implement a WASH in Schools model in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. https://www.splash.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2018
  6. United States Fund for UNICEF

    $4,000,000 through December 2021

    To integrate ECD measurement and data as part of health systems in Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia.To integrate ECD measurement and data as part of health systems in Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia. http://www.unicefusa.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: November 2018
  7. The University of New Mexico-Health Sciences Center, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine

    $750,000 through November 2021

    To continue efforts to implement, evaluate, and establish best practices for youth SBIRT in School-Based Health Centers in New Mexico. https://pediatrics.unm.edu/

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: November 2018
  8. iFoster Inc.

    $1,000,000 through December 2021

    To improve and continue to deliver resources through the online Transition Age Youth Assistant, which provides linkages to careers and college through a digital locker for foster youth. http://www.ifoster.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2018
  9. Coalition for Responsible Community Development

    $1,125,000 through December 2021

    To increase the college and career readiness of youth aging out of foster care in South Los Angeles. http://www.coalitionrcd.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2018
  10. New York Foundling Hospital

    $1,545,000 through December 2021

    To offer educational support for foster youth from 8th grade through college through the Road to Success Program. http://www.nyfoundling.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2018
  11. American Academy of Pediatrics Inc.

    $1,200,000 through December 2021

    To increase adoption of best practices for addressing youth substance use in pediatric settings, including development of a Project Echo to train pediatric providers in youth SBIRT. http://www.aap.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: November 2018
  12. Center for Social Innovation, LLC

    $1,500,000 through November 2021

    To evaluate a peer-based SBIRT approach. http://www.center4si.com

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: November 2018
  13. Ideo.org

    $1,500,000 through December 2021

    To conduct a communications and behavior change campaign on early childhood development with parents in Siaya County, Kenya. http://www.ideo.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: November 2018
  14. World Vision

    $3,000,000 through November 2022

    To implement rural sustainable WASH services in the district-based program of Asutifi North in Ghana. http://www.worldvision.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2018
  15. Catholic Church Extension Society of USA

    $3,000,000 through December 2021

    To support the US-Latin America Sisters Exchange Program Phase II-A. http://www.catholicextension.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2018
  16. Front Steps, Inc.

    $100,000 through November 2019

    For general operating support. http://frontsteps.org

    USA Awarded: November 2018
  17. Downtown Women's Center

    $570,000 through November 2020

    To support the Downtown Women Center’s efforts to strengthen the capacity of the Domestic Violence and Homeless Services Coalition and effect systems change towards better serving the need of domestic violence survivors experiencing homelessness. http://www.dwcweb.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: November 2018
  18. Cornell University

    $250,000 through October 2020

    To support data integration and research on transition age youth in New York City. http://www.cornell.edu

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2018
  19. Vera Institute of Justice Inc.

    $250,000 through October 2020

    To decrease incarceration of girls in New York City and to provide technical assistance to Los Angeles County’s Office of Youth Diversion and Development’s initiative. http://www.vera.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2018
  20. WaterAid America, Inc.

    $100,000 through March 2020

    To test a new handpump riser pipe technology to improve quality of water services in Uganda. http://www.wateraidamerica.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2018