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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    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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    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. 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
  2. Catholic Church Extension Society of USA

    $400,000 through December 2018

    to provide an opportunity for members of the first cohort of the US-Latin American Sisters Exchange Program to earn master's degrees, and to prepare for a proposed second cohort of sisters. http://www.catholicextension.org

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: January 2018
  3. DePaul University

    $400,000 through February 2020

    to provide support for the assessment and planning for the DePaul University/Tangaza University College sisters' leadership program. http://www.depaul.edu

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: January 2018
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. World Economic Forum

    $250,000 through December 2018

    to support the development and production of the second iteration of the Sustainable Development Impact Summit. http://www.weforum.org

    International Awarded: December 2017
  7. The Atlantic

    $100,000 through November 2018

    for capacity support to cover issues impacting vulnerable communities with rigor and depth. https://www.theatlantic.com

    International Awarded: December 2017
  8. Southern California Public Radio

    $100,000 through November 2018

    for general operating support. http://www.scpr.org

    USA Awarded: December 2017
  9. National Public Radio

    $250,000 through November 2018

    for general operating support. http://www.npr.org

    USA Awarded: December 2017
  10. 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
  11. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.

    $250,000 through July 2018

    to identify new approaches for philanthropy to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. http://www.rockpa.org

    International Awarded: November 2017
  12. Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

    $500,000 through December 2019

    to implement its Supportive Housing Preservation Initiative and increase efficiency in the role of housing developers in the coordinated entry system. www.enterprisecommunity.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: November 2017
  13. 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
  14. YouthBuild USA, Inc.

    $250,000 through June 2019

    to provide a planning grant for a hospitality training program for youth in Tanzania. http://www.youthbuild.org

    Hospitality International Awarded: November 2017
  15. Regents of the University of California Los Angeles

    $185,000 through October 2018

    to support planning for a phase III clinical trial of estriol. http://www.research.ucla.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2017
  16. Baptist Community Ministries

    $100,000 through December 2018

    to continue support for an Opportunity Youth Hospitality Pathways Fellow in New Orleans, with a specific emphasis on bridging existing and new local initiatives with new employers. http://www.bcm.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: November 2017
  17. WSUP Advisory CIC

    $284,000 through December 2018

    to provide support to the mid-western umbrella of water and sewage in Uganda, so it may play its new role as a water authority. http://www.wsup.com

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2017
  18. ChildFund International, USA

    $350,000 through June 2019

    to establish a Secretariat for the Early Childhood Development Action Network. http://www.childfund.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: November 2017
  19. Desert Research Institute

    $100,000 through December 2018

    to address issues related to sustainable groundwater development. www.dri.edu

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2017
  20. San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center

    $25,000 through November 2018

    to support the development of an Economic Analysis to End Abuse. http://safeandsound.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2017