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.

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  1. Global Impact

    $2,000,000 through September 2018

    for Global Impact to support the implementation of two signature programs of the Hilton Prize Laureates; the Hilton Prize Laureates Fellows program and the Disaster Resiliency and Response program.

    International Awarded: August 2015
  2. Foundation Center

    $400,000 through August 2018

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

    USA Awarded: August 2015
  3. Rural Development Institute

    $2,000,000 through July 2016

    2015 recipient of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

    International Awarded: August 2015
  4. The UCLA Foundation

    $48,000 through December 2015

    for a planning grant to examine the opportunity to create a global knowledge hub at UCLA to drive more effective, sustainable efforts to address the profound and persisting problems affecting disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.

    USA Awarded: August 2015
  5. Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

    $100,000 through July 2016

    to provide tools, resources, and connections necessary for grantmakers to adopt smarter grantmaking practices that best support nonprofit success.

    USA Awarded: July 2015
  6. Alliance for Justice

    $50,000 through July 2016

    to develop and provide customized trainings and technical assistance on engaging in and supporting advocacy and policy, for the Foundation's staff and grantees in Los Angeles and New York.

    USA Awarded: July 2015
  7. Media Impact Funders, Inc.

    $10,000 through February 2016

    to support membership.

    USA Awarded: March 2015
  8. National World War II Museum

    $1,000,000 through December 2019

    to support the Transforming Nations Gallery - Marshall Plan.

    USA Awarded: November 2014
  9. Nevada Medical Center, Inc.

    $2,000,000 through December 2019

    to help establish the Nevada Medical Center.

    USA Awarded: November 2014
  10. Emory University

    $2,000,000 through August 2020

    to endow the Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics at the Emory School of Public Health.

    International Awarded: November 2014
  11. KCRW Foundation, Inc.

    $1,000,000 through June 2018

    to produce multiyear media coverage of issues affecting disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in Los Angeles.

    USA Awarded: November 2014
  12. UNITY of Greater New Orleans, Inc.

    $500,000 through December 2015

    to support the completion of UNITY's third permanent supportive housing development in New Orleans.

    USA Awarded: November 2014
  13. Criminal Justice Legal Foundation

    $1,000,000 through July 2020

    to establish the W. Barron Hilton Endowment to sustain programming in the areas of legal advocacy, public policy and providing a balancing perspective.

    USA Awarded: November 2014
  14. The Draper Richards Foundation

    $1,500,000 through December 2019

    to support the social venture seed fund that will invest in the growth and scaling of 100 social entrepreneurs over the next five years.

    International Awarded: November 2014
  15. Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

    $5,000,000 through December 2019

    to support the "Nutrition, Early Detection and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer" project.

    International Awarded: November 2014
  16. Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group

    $10,000 through March 2015

    to sponsor World Water Summit 6.

    International Awarded: March 2014
  17. FSG, Inc.

    $300,000 through December 2016

    to support the launch of the Collective Impact Forum.

    USA Awarded: March 2014
  18. Thrive Networks Global

    $445,000 through May 2017

    to support Blue Planet Network in its implementation and evaluation of a clean cooking stove initiative for improved community health in rural Uganda.

    International Awarded: November 2013
  19. The Chicago Lighthouse

    $450,000 through November 2016

    to support educational programs for children who are blind and/or have multiple disabilities from age 0-3.

    USA Awarded: November 2013
  20. FXB USA

    $230,000 through May 2013

    to integrate early childhood development activities within the FXB Village Network program in Rwanda and Uganda.

    International Awarded: May 2011