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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    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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  • Priority Area

    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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  • Priority Area

    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. University of Notre Dame

    $1,100,000 through August 2021

    To support educational access and success for vulnerable students enrolled in Catholic schools. http://www.nd.edu

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: August 2018
  2. Public Counsel

    $675,000 through August 2021

    To support individual legal assistance and systems advocacy to improve outcomes for youth in Los Angeles County foster care. http://www.publiccounsel.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: August 2018
  3. Alliance for School Choice Inc.

    $1,100,000 through September 2021

    To support programs which create opportunities for disadvantaged students to attend Catholic schools. http://www.allianceforschoolchoice.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: August 2018
  4. Stanford University

    $1,684,000 through August 2021

    To test and assess promising strategies for improving WASH services grounded in empirical evidence. https://www.stanford.edu

    Safe Water International Awarded: August 2018
  5. Friends of the Children - National Office

    $1,750,000 through August 2021

    To support the No Matter What: Professional Mentoring Project for Children of Transition Age Foster Youth. https://friendsofthechildren.org/

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: August 2018
  6. Social Venture Partners Los Angeles, Inc.

    $40,000 through July 2019

    To accelerate the growth and impact of a small cohort of systems change initiatives focused on homelessness in Los Angeles County. https://www.svpla.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: July 2018
  7. The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia

    $50,000 through July 2019

    To support the Women's Leadership Symposium at the Vatican's World Meeting of Families in order to amplify the work of Catholic sisters as leaders in human development. https://www.catholicfoundationphila.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: July 2018
  8. Social Venture Partners Los Angeles, Inc.

    $40,000 through July 2019

    To accelerate the growth and impact of a small cohort of systems change initiatives focused on foster youth in Los Angeles County. https://www.svpla.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: July 2018
  9. Philanthropy Northwest

    $5,000 through July 2019

    To support the National Child Welfare Learning Network. https://www.philanthropynw.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: July 2018
  10. UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare

    $500,000 through July 2021

    To support a regional analysis of data on Los Angeles County transition age foster youth through the California Child Welfare Indicators Project. https://socialwelfare.berkeley.edu

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: July 2018
  11. Community Initiatives

    $30,000 through July 2019

    To support California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership. http://communityin.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: July 2018
  12. University of Chicago

    $500,000 through June 2020

    To support the continuation of the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH). http://www.uchicago.edu

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: July 2018
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    $100,000 through July 2019

    To disseminate a special series on implementation research and practice for early childhood programming.

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: July 2018
  19. The African Early Childhood Network Registered Trustees

    $500,000 through August 2020

    To strengthen advocacy efforts in support of early childhood development. https://africaecnetwork.org/

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: July 2018
  20. Nonprofit Finance Fund

    $440,000 through June 2019

    To strengthen the capacity of up to 40 L.A. homeless service organizations to understand, plan for and manage their financial health and provide key stakeholders with the data to design responsive funding/financing to address needs of these providers. https://www.nonprofitfinancefund.org/

    Homelessness USA Awarded: June 2018