Our Grantmaking in 2018

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    This amount represents our total giving for ending chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County.

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    Multiple Sclerosis


    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


    This amount represents our total giving for youth substance use prevention and early intervention.

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    Avoidable Blindness


    This amount represents our total giving for preventing avoidable sight loss from cataracts and blinding trachoma.

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    Catholic Sisters


    This amount represents our total giving for building a global Catholic sisterhood to advance human development.

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    This amount represents our total giving for building career pathways for youth in the hospitality sector

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    Disaster Relief & Recovery


    This amount represents our total giving for supporting disaster preparedness, relief, and long-term recovery.

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    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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    Catholic Education


    This amount represents our total giving for revitalizing Catholic schools serving low-income families.

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    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS


    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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    Foster Youth


    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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    Safe Water


    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. 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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Media Impact Funders, Inc.

    $10,000 through February 2016

    to support membership.

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

    $1,000,000 through December 2019

    to support the Transforming Nations Gallery - Marshall Plan.

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

    $2,000,000 through December 2019

    to help establish the Nevada Medical Center.

    USA Awarded: November 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. FSG, Inc.

    $300,000 through December 2016

    to support the launch of the Collective Impact Forum.

    USA Awarded: March 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Corporation for Supportive Housing

    $700,000 through June 2013

    to strengthen and expand the permanent supportive housing model and to increase reach and impact nationwide.

    USA Awarded: May 2010