Our Grantmaking in 2017

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. Water.Org Inc.

    $200,000 through November 2017

    to build the foundation necessary to implement a WaterCredit model in Ghana.

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2016
  2. Water for People

    $3,000,000 through November 2019

    to implement the model of Everyone Forever for sustainable water services in Kamwenge District of Uganda.

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2016
  3. Sightsavers Inc.

    $650,000 through February 2020

    for the elimination of trachoma in Mali.

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2016
  4. National Center for Youth Law

    $1,600,000 through December 2018

    to support the development of a collective impact campaign that will increase access to reproductive and sexual health care, and information to significantly reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies among foster youth in Los Angeles County.

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2016
  5. Catholic Relief Services

    $400,000 through July 2017

    for planning a phase two program to strengthen the ability of Catholic Sisters to meet the developmental needs of children affected by HIV and AIDS.

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: November 2016
  6. Downtown Women's Center

    $450,000 through October 2018

    to build partnership and foster cross-sector programs between permanent supportive housing and domestic violence providers.

    Homelessness USA Awarded: August 2016
  7. Annie E. Casey Foundation

    $300,000 through August 2018

    for learning and assessment of the Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential, Social Innovation Fund initiative.

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: August 2016
  8. Abt Associates

    $1,900,000 through August 2021

    to serve as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning partner for Phase II of the Foundation's Chronic Homelessness Strategic Initiative.

    Homelessness USA Awarded: August 2016
  9. Alverno College

    $2,750,000 through August 2019

    to expand and deepen National Catholic Sisters Project (formerly known as National Catholic Sisters Week) to include three additional Catholic colleges and universities located in California, Texas and Wisconsin.

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: August 2016
  10. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

    $240,000 through June 2019

    to support research that advances our understanding of Catholic sisters.

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: August 2016
  11. Boys Town Nevada, Inc.

    $500,000 through August 2017

    to support family services in a school-based initiative.

    USA Awarded: August 2016
  12. PATH

    $400,000 through February 2018

    to assess the impact of health facility-based early childhood development interventions and plan for replication in Kenya.

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: August 2016
  13. The Task Force for Global Health, Inc.

    $2,000,000 through August 2017

    2016 recipient of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

    International Awarded: August 2016
  14. Harvard University

    $480,000 through August 2019

    to support continued development and scale-up of KoBo Toolbox, free and open-source suite of data collection and management software tools for better coordination and more responsive humanitarian service delivery in the field.

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: August 2016
  15. PATH

    $1,500,000 through September 2018

    to advance the development of a commercially viable on-site chlorine generator (SE-Flow) for drinking water treatment and infection prevention and control (IPC) in low-resource health facilities, schools, and communities.

    Safe Water International Awarded: August 2016
  16. Safe Water Network

    $5,000,000 through August 2021

    to develop a market for small water enterprises (SWEs) in Ghana.

    Safe Water International Awarded: August 2016
  17. World Vision

    $3,000,000 through August 2019

    to demonstrate sustainable WASH services in all health care facilities in two districts in Mali.

    Safe Water International Awarded: August 2016
  18. Medicines for Humanity

    $250,000 through December 2018

    to build the capacity of 11 congregations of Catholic Sisters in Haiti to implement effective training programs for traditional birth attendants.

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: August 2016
  19. LifeNet International

    $900,000 through December 2019

    to build the capacity of Catholic sisters to operate in 22 community health centers in Uganda.

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: August 2016
  20. Step Up for Students

    $550,000 through December 2019

    to expand private school choice in the state of Alabama, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Mobile, to include Catholic schools serving low-income students.

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: August 2016