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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    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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    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. Portland State University

    $250,000 through July 2019

    For research and evaluation to further develop model screening and early intervention framework for justice involved youth. http://www.pdx.edu

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: July 2018
  2. Montana Healthcare Foundation

    $400,000 through July 2020

    To support the implementation of youth SBIRT in Montana. http://www.mthcf.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: July 2018
  3. Ohio State University Foundation

    $500,000 through June 2020

    To strengthen and expand utilization of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) on college campuses through a web-based approach called ScreenU. https://www.osu.edu/giving/

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: July 2018
  4. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    $100,000 through July 2019

    To disseminate a special series on implementation research and practice for early childhood programming.

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: July 2018
  5. The African Early Childhood Network Registered Trustees

    $500,000 through August 2020

    To strengthen advocacy efforts in support of early childhood development. https://africaecnetwork.org/

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: July 2018
  6. Nonprofit Finance Fund

    $440,000 through June 2019

    To strengthen the capacity of up to 40 L.A. homeless service organizations to understand, plan for and manage their financial health and provide key stakeholders with the data to design responsive funding/financing to address needs of these providers. https://www.nonprofitfinancefund.org/

    Homelessness USA Awarded: June 2018
  7. Youth Policy Institute of Iowa

    $50,000 through June 2019

    to support the Youth Transition Funders Group Foster Care workgroup. http://www.ypii.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: June 2018
  8. WGBH Educational Foundation

    $50,000 through June 2019

    To support the efforts of NOVA in its development of an education awareness campaign on opioids as a component of a documentary on addiction. https://www.wgbh.org/foundation/

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: June 2018
  9. Firelight Foundation

    $400,000 through December 2018

    For the planning and development of the next phase of programming to strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations to deliver early childhood development services in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia. www.firelightfoundation.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: June 2018
  10. Transport for NOLA

    $150,000 through June 2021

    To research the transportation needs of the hospitality workforce in New Orleans. http://rideneworleans.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: June 2018
  11. Youth Policy Institute of Iowa

    $25,000 through June 2019

    To support for the Economic Well-Being Work Group of the Youth Transition Funders Group. http://www.ypii.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: June 2018
  12. Nola Business Alliance

    $1,500,000 through May 2021

    To build the capacity of the workforce system in the city of New Orleans to better coordinate with the hospitality sector and serve opportunity youth. http://www.nolaba.org/

    Hospitality USA Awarded: May 2018
  13. National Opinion Research Center

    $2,350,000 through May 2021

    To expand training and the effective implementation of adolescent SBIRT for social work and nursing students and other youth professionals. http://www.norc.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: May 2018
  14. Children Now

    $600,000 through August 2021

    To advocate for policies and increased funding to benefit transition-age foster youth in California. www.childrennow.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: May 2018
  15. USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

    $1,000,000 through June 2021

    For continued support of the Homeless Policy Research Institute to coordinate and amplify local research to inform policy and program decisions aimed at ending chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County. https://socialinnovation.usc.edu/

    Homelessness USA Awarded: May 2018
  16. Southern California Grantmakers

    $150,000 through May 2019

    To facilitate implementation of the Los Angeles County school stability pilot for youth in foster care. http://www.socalgrantmakers.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: May 2018
  17. The Registered Trustees of the Association of Religious in Uganda

    $25,000 through May 2019

    To provide support for the coordination, planning and development of a collaborative data center for Catholic sisters in Uganda. www.aruamsriu.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: May 2018
  18. National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company

    $40,000 through May 2019

    To pilot a program that develops content from the Global Sisters Report for use in middle school and high school curricula. http://www.ncronline.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: May 2018
  19. Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya Registered Trustees

    $25,000 through May 2019

    To provide support for the creation of a knowledge, data and research platform development plan for sisters in collaboration with the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and Tangaza College. http://www.aoskenya.co.ke

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: May 2018
  20. University of Southern California

    $415,000 through December 2018

    To provide a bridge grant for Measurement, Evaluation and Learning services to the Catholic Sisters Initiative as the new strategy is developed. http://www.usc.edu

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: April 2018