Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2017

  • Catholic Sisters

  • Foster Youth

  • Homelessness

  • Substance Use Prevention

  • Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

  • Avoidable Blindness

  • Safe Water

  • Catholic Education

  • Disaster Relief & Recovery

  • Hospitality

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Other

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. 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
  2. National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

    $1,700,000 through December 2021

    to support the replication of the WASH in healthcare facilities program. http://www.cdcfoundation.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2017
  3. United Friends of the Children

    $1,500,000 through December 2020

    to support the College Readiness Program in Los Angeles County. http://www.unitedfriends.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2017
  4. Loyola Institute for Ministry

    $600,000 through November 2019

    to provide sisters in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with graduate-level instruction that will frame the SDGs in terms of Catholic social teaching, and will build capacity for communications and partnership around sustainable human development. http://gps.loyno.edu/lim

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2017
  5. The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund

    $725,000 through August 2020

    to support the expansion of the Cowen Institute’s Earn and Learn program, an apprenticeship type job-training and education program, into hospitality pathways at the Hilton Riverside. www.tulane.edu

    Hospitality USA Awarded: August 2017
  6. University of Houston Foundation

    $2,400,000 through August 2020

    to the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston to support the implementation of recommendations from the strategic audit. www.universityofhoustonfoundation.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: August 2017
  7. Liberty's Kitchen

    $1,200,000 through August 2020

    to fund strategic planning, provide core support and increase organizational capacity. www.libertyskitchen.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: August 2017
  8. 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. www.seattlechildrens.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: August 2017
  9. Catholic Relief Services

    $2,730,000 through September 2021

    for the second phase of Strengthening the Capacity of Women Religious in Early Childhood Development (SCORE ECD) in Zambia, Kenya, and Malawi. www.crs.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: August 2017
  10. Catholic Relief Services

    $1,370,000 through September 2021

    for the second phase of Strengthening the Capacity of Women Religious in Early Childhood Development (SCORE ECD) in Zambia, Kenya, and Malawi. www.crs.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: August 2017
  11. Episcopal Relief and Development

    $1,400,000 through September 2021

    to support and document an integrated early childhood development program in Zambia and Kenya through faith-based partners. www.episcopalrelief.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: August 2017
  12. Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

    $1,000,000 through August 2019

    to expand the reach of the Sisters Leadership Development Initiative-América Latina (SLDI-AL) to Guadalajara and Mexico City while continuing to support alumnae in Tijuana. www.msjdominicans.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: August 2017
  13. New Venture Fund

    $1,200,000 through June 2020

    to support Funders for Housing and Opportunity, a cross-sector, non-partisan, national collaborative committed to bettering life outcomes for rent burdened households and individuals experiencing homelessness through permanent housing. www.newventurefund.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: August 2017
  14. Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.

    $750,000 through August 2020

    to support the Adolescence Health Unit in increasing access to pregnancy prevention services for foster youth in NYC public high schools and agencies working with foster youth. http://www.fphnyc.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: August 2017
  15. Project Concern International

    $1,600,000 through March 2020

    to implement and test the integration of responsive care and nutrition support to caregivers in Tanzania. www.pciglobal.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: August 2017
  16. School Sisters of Notre Dame

    $1,500,000 through August 2020

    to implement the strategic plan for the Religious at the United Nations.

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: August 2017
  17. United Way

    $8,500,000 through February 2020

    to support United Way's Home For Good initiative to end chronic and veteran homelessness in LA County. Of the total grant amount, $2.7 million will support Home For Good implementation and $5.8 million will provide leveraged grants through the Home For Good Funders Collaborative. http://www.unitedwayla.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: August 2017
  18. Cristo Rey Network

    $750,000 through August 2020

    to advance the mission of the Cristo Rey Network by expanding the program in three low-income locales and conducting feasibility studies in 13 states to determine the possibility of expansion. https://www.cristoreynetwork.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: August 2017
  19. National Institutes of Health

    $585,000 through June 2022

    to study how to reduce chronic inflammation in MS patients. www.nih.gov

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2017
  20. Regents of the University of Colorado

    $120,000 through June 2019

    to study mechanisms regulating MS-related myelin injury and repair in cortical lesions. www.ucdenver.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2017