Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2018

  • Total

    $33,013,000

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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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  • 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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    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.

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  1. Save the Children Federation, Inc.

    $50,000 through February 2017

    to support educational programs for Syrian refugee children in the Hatay Province of Turkey. http://www.savethechildren.org

    International Awarded: March 2016
  2. City of Hope

    $2,500,000 through February 2021

    to launch a comprehensive cancer prevention initiative that will target poor diet and obesity as key risk factors for disease. http://www.cityofhope.org

    USA Awarded: March 2016
  3. Southern California Grantmakers

    $75,000 through December 2018

    to support the creation of the Center for Strategic Public-Private Partnerships. http://www.socalgrantmakers.org

    USA Awarded: February 2016
  4. Cause Communications

    $50,000 through December 2016

    to update the content and design of the "Communications Toolkit: A Guide To Navigating Communications In A Nonprofit World." http://www.hersheycause.com

    USA Awarded: December 2015
  5. National Public Radio

    $100,000 through December 2016

    to support disaster and emergency preparedness technology at NPR West in Culver City, CA, as part of NPR's four-year 'Upgrade and Rebuild' project designed to expand and upgrade NPR West's production capabilities. http://www.npr.org

    USA Awarded: December 2015
  6. Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security

    $210,000 through November 2018

    to identify and advance best practices for improving equitable access to water in California. www.pacinst.org

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  7. VMSN, Inc.

    $300,000 through November 2018

    for general operating support of ongoing services for the Community of Southern Nevada. http://www.vmsn.org

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  8. The Carter Center

    $2,000,000 through November 2017

    to support the Guinea Worm Eradication Program. http://www.cartercenter.org

    International Awarded: November 2015
  9. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.

    $2,000,000 through November 2017

    to strengthen country-level capacity in Kenya, Ghana and Zambia to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). http://www.rockpa.org

    International Awarded: November 2015
  10. Cornell University

    $5,000,000 through December 2020

    to positively impact the lives of under-represented and under-resourced students through financial aid and support of the School of Hotel Administration's diversity and inclusion initiatives. http://www.cornell.edu/

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  11. St. Joseph Center

    $500,000 through November 2016

    to support retirement of debt and establish reserves that will position St. Joseph Center to execute on its strategic plan. http://www.stjosephctr.org

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  12. Students Run America

    $10,000 through November 2016

    for general operating support of Students Run LA. http://www.srla.org

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  13. Skirball Cultural Center

    $10,000 through October 2016

    to support the exhibition, "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity." http://www.skirball.org

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  14. Play Conejo

    $20,000 through October 2016

    to support the Rotary DreamCatcher Playground. http://www.playconejo.org

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  15. Conejo Free Clinic

    $10,000 through October 2016

    for general operating support to provide medical services without charge for approximately 2,500 patients. http://www.conejofreeclinic.org

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  16. Art Trek, Inc.

    $10,000 through October 2016

    to support the $5 Friday evening art program. http://www.artrek.org

    USA Awarded: November 2015
  17. Regents of the University of California Los Angeles

    $70,000 through January 2017

    for the Global Public Affairs at Luskin School of Public Policy to convene a small workshop that will explore the potential synergies and roles of indicators promoting poverty reduction or human development. http://www.research.ucla.edu

    International Awarded: October 2015
  18. Pacific Council on International Policy

    $50,000 through September 2016

    to conduct a needs assessment and develop a master action plan for a water policy project. www.pacificcouncil.org

    USA Awarded: October 2015
  19. Southern California Grantmakers

    $50,000 through September 2016

    for general operating support to include the 2015 Annual Conference. http://www.socalgrantmakers.org

    USA Awarded: September 2015
  20. Foundation Center

    $400,000 through December 2018

    to support the creation of a sustainable online, curated hub for youth philanthropy to build awareness, knowledge and collaboration. www.foundationcenter.org

    USA Awarded: August 2015