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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Priority Area

    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. National Academy of Sciences

    $200,000 through May 2020

    To support the Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health to advance the implementation of prevention and intervention approaches for children and adolescents. www.nas.edu

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: April 2018
  2. Center for Social Innovation, LLC

    $50,000 through December 2018

    To continue the development of strategies to engage youth in design and implementation of SBIRT including opportunities to inform SUP strategy recommendations. http://www.center4si.com

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: April 2018
  3. The Aspen Institute, Inc.

    $100,000 through April 2019

    To deepen and expand educational pathways for foster youth in Los Angeles by supporting the Pathways to Careers Fund. http://www.aspeninstitute.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: April 2018
  4. CSULA Auxiliary Services, Inc.

    $5,000 through March 2019

    To support the 18th Annual Dr. Hershel Swinger Partnership Conference. http://www.calstatela.edu/uas/uas-administration

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: April 2018
  5. Pepperdine University

    $50,000 through May 2019

    To support the EAGLES program, a college and career readiness program designed in partnership with Pepperdine University and the Lynwood Unified School District. http://www.pepperdine.edu

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: April 2018
  6. School-Based Health Alliance

    $50,000 through October 2018

    To convene grantees and stakeholders implementing SBIRT in schools to share learnings, evaluate progress, and develop unified vision for increasing impact. http://www.sbh4all.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: April 2018
  7. Center for Effective Philanthropy, Inc.

    $100,000 through March 2019

    for general operating support. http://www.effectivephilanthropy.org

    USA Awarded: March 2018
  8. National Association of Counties Research Foundation

    $125,000 through February 2019

    to convene experts and elected local officials to identify county level responses for improving access to substance use prevention practices as core component of addressing substance use disorders. http://www.naco.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2018
  9. Tides Center

    $50,000 through March 2019

    to support the Children's Action Network in their pursuit to raise awareness and bring a more positive tone to the dialogue around children and youth in foster care. http://www.tidescenter.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: March 2018
  10. Community Partners

    $25,000 through March 2019

    to support Ready to Succeed in expanding programming to additional colleges, and building deeper partnerships and securing sponsorships within the corporate, entertainment, tech and finance industries. http://www.communitypartners.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: March 2018
  11. American Brain Foundation

    $65,000 through May 2018

    to support the launch of a new crowdfunding platform for campaigns focused on research in Multiple Sclerosis during MS Awareness Month. https://www.americanbrainfoundation.org

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: March 2018
  12. The Association of Catholic Student Councils

    $20,000 through March 2019

    to provide scholarship support for children of low-income families to attend the 2018 Summer Leadership Conference. https://tacsc.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: March 2018
  13. Empower Illinois

    $650,000 through March 2020

    to support opportunities for low-income families interested in enrolling their children in Catholic schools in the state of Illinois. http://www.onechanceillinois.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: March 2018
  14. Stellenbosch University

    $2,000,000 through March 2022

    to lead monitoring, evaluation, and learning for the Foundation's Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS Strategic Initiative. http://www.sun.ac.za/english

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: March 2018
  15. Stanford University

    $1,934,000 through December 2021

    to finalize and implement the Safe Water Monitoring, Evaluation and Leaning program https://www.stanford.edu

    Safe Water International Awarded: March 2018
  16. IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

    $7,635,000 through December 2021

    to strengthen governance systems of district-based programs and facilitate monitoring and learning efforts to achieve safe, affordable and reliable water across six countries. http://www.irc.nl

    Safe Water International Awarded: March 2018
  17. The Door - A Center of Alternatives, Inc.

    $825,000 through March 2021

    to support the Academy program which provides high school education, robust college access and employment pathways for foster youth in New York City. http://www.door.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: March 2018
  18. First Place for Youth

    $750,000 through March 2021

    to improve intensive case management around employment, education, and parenting outcomes for foster youth in Los Angeles. http://www.firstplaceforyouth.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: March 2018
  19. Holy See

    $265,000 through February 2019

    to provide support for the International Symposium on the Consecrated Life in May 2018. http://w2.vatican.va

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: January 2018
  20. George Washington University

    $25,000 through February 2019

    to convene meeting of experts on Accountable Communities for Health (ACH) and Substance Use Disorders. https://www.gwu.edu

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: January 2018