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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    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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    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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    Catholic Education

    $650,000

    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

    $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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    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. The Center at Blessed Sacrament

    $300,000 through October 2019

    to increase and strengthen the organization's capacity to ensure homeless services and resources are directed to the Hollywood community. http://www.thecenterinhollywood.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: October 2017
  2. John Burton Advocates for Youth

    $25,000 through September 2018

    to support the FAFSA Challenge campaign to increase utilization of financial aid among foster youth attending college. http://www.johnburtonfoundation.org/

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: October 2017
  3. The Teresa Group - Child and Family Aid

    $250,000 through October 2019

    to continue strengthening the advocacy capacity of the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS. http://www.teresagroup.ca

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: October 2017
  4. Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-Sustainability Team, Inc.

    $200,000 through October 2019

    to invest in social enterprises that train disadvantaged youth in the Brazilian hospitality industry. http://www.nesst.org

    Hospitality International Awarded: October 2017
  5. Doctors for America

    $50,000 through September 2018

    to conduct policy and advocacy activities to promote prevention and SBIRT recommendations included in Surgeon General report on addiction. http://www.drsforamerica.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: September 2017
  6. Greater Houston Community Foundation

    $200,000 through September 2018

    to support immediate Hurricane Harvey relief efforts through a network of local nonprofits. https://ghcf.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: September 2017
  7. Direct Relief

    $50,000 through August 2018

    to improve access to life-saving medical supplies in response to Hurricane Harvey. https://www.directrelief.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: September 2017
  8. Datakind

    $50,000 through September 2018

    to work with Delgado Community College to use data to improve outcomes in career education in the hospitality sector. www.datakind.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: September 2017
  9. Seattle Children's Hospital

    $900,000 through August 2020

    to conduct additional research regarding the usability and effectiveness of a web-based screening application to implement SBIRT. http://www.seattlechildrens.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: August 2017
  10. Catholic Relief Services

    $2,730,000 through September 2021

    for the second phase of Strengthening the Capacity of Women Religious in Early Childhood Development (SCORE ECD) in Zambia, Kenya, and Malawi. http://www.crs.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: August 2017
  11. Catholic Relief Services

    $1,370,000 through September 2021

    for the second phase of Strengthening the Capacity of Women Religious in Early Childhood Development (SCORE ECD) in Zambia, Kenya, and Malawi. http://www.crs.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: August 2017
  12. The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund

    $725,000 through August 2020

    to support the expansion of the Cowen Institute’s Earn and Learn program, an apprenticeship type job-training and education program, into hospitality pathways at the Hilton Riverside. http://www.tulane.edu

    Hospitality USA Awarded: August 2017
  13. University of Houston Foundation

    $2,400,000 through August 2020

    to the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston to support the implementation of recommendations from the strategic audit. http://www.universityofhoustonfoundation.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: August 2017
  14. United Way

    $8,500,000 through June 2020

    to support United Way's Home For Good initiative to end chronic and veteran homelessness in LA County. Of the total grant amount, $2.7 million will support Home For Good implementation and $5.8 million will provide leveraged grants through the Home For Good Funders Collaborative. http://www.unitedwayla.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: August 2017
  15. Liberty's Kitchen

    $1,200,000 through August 2020

    to fund strategic planning, provide core support and increase organizational capacity. www.libertyskitchen.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: August 2017
  16. Episcopal Relief and Development

    $1,400,000 through September 2021

    to support and document an integrated early childhood development program in Zambia and Kenya through faith-based partners. www.episcopalrelief.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: August 2017
  17. Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

    $1,000,000 through August 2019

    to expand the reach of the Sisters Leadership Development Initiative-América Latina (SLDI-AL) to Guadalajara and Mexico City while continuing to support alumnae in Tijuana. www.msjdominicans.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: August 2017
  18. New Venture Fund

    $1,200,000 through June 2020

    to support Funders for Housing and Opportunity, a cross-sector, non-partisan, national collaborative committed to bettering life outcomes for rent burdened households and individuals experiencing homelessness through permanent housing. www.newventurefund.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: August 2017
  19. Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.

    $750,000 through August 2020

    to support the Adolescence Health Unit in increasing access to pregnancy prevention services for foster youth in NYC public high schools and agencies working with foster youth. http://www.fphnyc.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: August 2017
  20. Project Concern International

    $1,600,000 through March 2020

    to implement and test the integration of responsive care and nutrition support to caregivers in Tanzania. http://www.pciglobal.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: August 2017