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. Myelin Repair Foundation

    $1,350,000 through August 2017

    to provide flexible funding for Myelin Repair Foundation-sponsored research and to build fundraising capacity. http://www.myelinrepair.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: August 2014
  2. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter

    $200 through December 2014

    to support the Bike MS Coastal Challenge 2013. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/CAL/index.aspx

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: December 2013
  3. Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute

    $900,000 through December 2017

    for research into the role of serum Vitamin A in halting disease progression in Relapsing-Remitting MS and its role as a factor in promoting remyelination. www.labiomed.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2013
  4. Regents of the University of California Los Angeles

    $1,600,000 through November 2015

    to establish a disability specific pipeline to develop generic, inexpensive neuroprotective drugs to halt progression of specific disabilities related to MS. http://www.research.ucla.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2013
  5. University of California, San Francisco

    $885,000 through May 2017

    for a digital portal that manages, accesses, and displays multi-dimensional patient information in a tablet application that quantifies clinical outcomes and predicts disease trajectories for MS patients. http://www.ucsf.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: November 2013
  6. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter

    $1,350,000 through June 2016

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

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2013
  7. Mercy Foundation

    $890,000 through June 2016

    to establish and run a MS Achievement Center modeled on the Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center at UCLA. www.supportmercyfoundation.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2013
  8. Kansas University Endowment Association

    $800,000 through December 2016

    to expand and run a MS Achievement Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center modeled on the Marilyn Hilton MS Achievement Center at UCLA. http://www.kuendowment.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2013
  9. Myelin Repair Foundation

    $50,000 through May 2014

    to fund a yearly convening bringing together MS researchers. http://www.myelinrepair.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: April 2013
  10. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    $1,359,000 through May 2016

    to expand the multiple sclerosis program at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. http://www.ClevelandClinic.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: August 2012
  11. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter

    $1,245,000 through June 2016

    to support three critical research projects recommended by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's national expert volunteer peer reviewers: Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, Rehabilitation, and Promising Concepts and Leads. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/CAL/index.aspx

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2012
  12. Myelin Repair Foundation

    $750,000 through August 2014

    to advance multiple sclerosis research by testing myelin repair in human brain cells. http://www.myelinrepair.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: August 2011
  13. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California & Nevada Chapter

    $1,500,000 through May 2013

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

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2010
  14. The UCLA Foundation

    $750,000 through June 2013

    to support preclinical and clinical trials studies to obtain FDA approval for the oral use of estriol in the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. http://www.uclafoundation.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2010