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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    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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    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. The Alliance for Children's Rights

    $1,200,000 through December 2019

    to support a network of critical services and advocacy for foster youth in Los Angeles with the goals of increasing graduation rates, college readiness, and employment. http://www.kids-alliance.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2017
  2. Himalayan Cataract Project Inc.

    $1,900,000 through November 2020

    to support continued work to improve access and quality of eye care and contribute to an integrated eye health care system in Ethiopia. http://www.cureblindness.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: November 2017
  3. National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

    $1,700,000 through December 2021

    to support the replication of the WASH in healthcare facilities program. http://www.cdcfoundation.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: November 2017
  4. United Friends of the Children

    $1,500,000 through December 2020

    to support the College Readiness Program in Los Angeles County. http://www.unitedfriends.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: November 2017
  5. Loyola Institute for Ministry

    $600,000 through November 2019

    to provide sisters in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda with graduate-level instruction that will frame the SDGs in terms of Catholic social teaching, and will build capacity for communications and partnership around sustainable human development. http://gps.loyno.edu/lim

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2017
  6. Our Savior Parish and USC Caruso Catholic Center

    $45,000 through November 2018

    to continue the engagement of Catholic sisters in the development of the "Vocations Alive!" pilot project. http://catholictrojan.org

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: November 2017
  7. National Institutes of Health

    $74,062 through June 2019

    to identify new biomarkers of inflammation and neurodegeneration using the plasma of patients with MS. www.nih.gov

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: October 2017
  8. St. Joseph Center

    $350,000 through November 2018

    to support strategic capacity building to enhance the agency's ability to leverage increased local public resources to end homelessness. http://www.stjosephctr.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: October 2017
  9. Splash International

    $250,000 through October 2018

    to build a strategic partnership on WASH in Schools with IRC and Millennium Water Alliance in Ethiopia. https://www.splash.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: October 2017
  10. The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund

    $85,000 through November 2018

    to support EMPLOY and a strategic planning process for its future. http://www.tulane.edu

    Hospitality USA Awarded: October 2017
  11. YouthBuild USA, Inc.

    $250,000 through October 2018

    to support expansion of SBIRT as workforce development for youth. http://www.youthbuild.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: October 2017
  12. CollegeSpring, Inc.

    $50,000 through September 2018

    to increase the vitality of Catholic schools through the implementation of a "college readiness" program for 2,500 students in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. http://www.collegespring.org

    Catholic Education USA Awarded: October 2017
  13. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.

    $125,000 through October 2018

    to coordinate the Early Childhood Development Action Network mission in Kenya. http://www.rockpa.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: October 2017
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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