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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Priority Area

    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 California, San Francisco

    $120,000 through June 2019

    to support a retinal method study of innate immune activation in MS, with a goal of advancing targeted therapeutic approaches. http://www.ucsf.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2017
  2. Health Research Alliance, Inc

    $5,000 through May 2018

    for participation in a learning community of funders interested in medical research. https://www.healthra.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2017
  3. University of California, San Francisco

    $900,000 through November 2019

    to continue development of the Bioscreen, a precision medicine disease management tool for those with Multiple Sclerosis. http://www.ucsf.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2016
  4. Race to Erase MS

    $50,000 through May 2017

    to support the Center without Walls Program. http://www.erasems.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2016
  5. Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

    $1,500 through May 2017

    to fund MS research at the Translational Neuroradiology Unit of NINDs. http://www.fnih.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2016
  6. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter

    $1,350,000 through June 2019

    for continuing support of the flagship Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center at UCLA. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/CAL/index.aspx

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2016
  7. Mercy Foundation

    $750,000 through July 2019

    for continued support of the MS Achievement Center serving the Sacramento and Northern California region. www.supportmercyfoundation.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2016
  8. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter

    $50,000 through April 2017

    to support the International Progressive MS Alliance convening. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/CAL/index.aspx

    Multiple Sclerosis International Awarded: April 2016
  9. American Academy of Neurology Institute

    $525,000 through April 2019

    to address the growing shortage of neurologists by encouraging medical students to enter the field of neurology. http://www.aan.com

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: March 2016
  10. Regents of the University of California Los Angeles

    $2,070,000 through November 2018

    to support the UCLA MS Research & Treatment Program's ongoing work of establishing a disability specific pipeline to develop generic, inexpensive neuroprotective drugs to halt progression of specific disabilities related to Multiple Sclerosis. http://www.research.ucla.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2015
  11. New York Stem Cell Foundation, Inc.

    $200,000 through December 2016

    to support research towards treatments and a cure for multiple sclerosis. http://www.nyscf.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: January 2015
  12. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter

    $1,000,000 through September 2018

    to fund a cost-benefit analysis of current Multiple Sclerosis Adult Day Programs. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/CAL/index.aspx

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2014
  13. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter

    $1,100,000 through December 2022

    for the Fast Forward Fund, which funds pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies developing innovative therapeutics and diagnostic strategies for Multiple Sclerosis. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/CAL/index.aspx

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2014
  14. J. David Gladstone Institutes

    $495,000 through June 2017

    to explore the potential of the coagulation cascade as a unique niche for biomarkers in progressive Multiple Sclerosis. www.gladstoneinstitutes.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2014
  15. Oregon Health and Science University

    $900,000 through December 2018

    to utilize magnetic resonance imaging techniques to map human brain metabolic activity in Multiple Sclerosis and determine if metabolic deficits predict brain tissue loss. http://www.ohsu.edu/xd

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2014
  16. Winthrop University Hospital Association

    $440,000 through June 2017

    to develop a minimally invasive DNA-based biomarker assay for the detection of cell loss in autoimmune diseases. http://www.winthrop.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2014
  17. Salk Institute for Biological Studies

    $900,000 through December 2017

    to develop in vitro models to study subtypes of MS using human cells. http://www.salk.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2014
  18. Johns Hopkins University

    $900,000 through December 2018

    to identify lipid biomarkers of progressive MS. http://www.jhu.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2014
  19. Washington University

    $900,000 through December 2019

    to utilize the gradient echo plural contract imaging technique to detect and measure evolution of progressive MS. http://www.wustl.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2014
  20. Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

    $4,000 through November 2015

    to fund MS research at the Translational Neuroradiology Unit of NINDS. http://www.fnih.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2014