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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    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. Young People in Recovery

    $500,000 through July 2019

    to engage young people in recovery to conduct advocacy and communications activities to advance understanding about the importance of SUD services, including prevention and early intervention, for youth. http://www.youngpeopleinrecovery.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: July 2017
  2. Philanthropy Northwest

    $5,000 through July 2018

    to support the National Child Welfare Learning Network. https://www.philanthropynw.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: July 2017
  3. Dalberg Global Development Advisors - U.S.

    $368,000 through August 2018

    to facilitate the Kenyan Siaya County planning process. http://www.dalberg.com

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: July 2017
  4. Engineers Without Borders-USA, Inc.

    $210,000 through July 2019

    to facilitate a strategic partnership with Safe Water Network that will accelerate the uptake of household water connections in Ghana. www.ewb-usa.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: July 2017
  5. Community Initiatives

    $30,000 through July 2018

    to support California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership. http://communityin.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: July 2017
  6. Youth Policy Institute of Iowa

    $50,000 through July 2018

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

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: July 2017
  7. Fostering Media Connections

    $150,000 through July 2019

    to support the Child Welfare Reporting Project in New York City and State. https://fosteringmediaconnections.org/

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: July 2017
  8. Theirworld

    $400,000 through July 2018

    to support advocacy efforts to increase financing for early childhood development. http://www.theirworld.org

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS International Awarded: July 2017
  9. Frameworks Institute

    $500,000 through July 2019

    to conduct communications research and analysis to develop effective frames regarding transition age foster youth. http://www.frameworksinstitute.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: July 2017
  10. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

    $35,000 through June 2018

    to support research projects developed by the three African sisters serving as Visiting Scholars. http://cara.georgetown.edu/

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: July 2017
  11. The Mentor Foundation USA

    $250,000 through July 2018

    to test and evaluate an approach to strengthen substance use prevention and SBIRT through peer approaches for youth and implementation of social media tracking. http://www.mentorfoundationusa.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: July 2017
  12. The Forum for Youth Investment

    $125,000 through June 2019

    to support advocacy on behalf of Opportunity Youth and foster youth populations. http://forumfyi.org

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: June 2017
  13. Netcentric Campaigns, Inc.

    $250,000 through June 2019

    to pilot a network-based approach in the Asutifi North District in Ghana. www.netcentriccampaigns.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: June 2017
  14. The Forum for Youth Investment

    $125,000 through June 2019

    to support advocacy on behalf of Opportunity Youth and foster youth populations. http://forumfyi.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: June 2017
  15. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    $117,584 through June 2021

    to study astrocytic regulation of immune cell activity during central nervous system inflammation. http://icahn.mssm.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2017
  16. USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

    $825,000 through June 2020

    to support the Children's Data Network at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work that will link key indicators on child welfare and health, specifically among older foster youth in Los Angeles. https://www.sowkweb.usc.edu

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: May 2017
  17. WaterCredit Investment Fund 3, LLC

    $1,500,000 through August 2023

    to make a program related investment (PRI) over seven years in the WaterCredit Investment Fund 3 for loans to microfinance institutions and water supply enterprises in order to build a bridge to large-scale investment in WASH infrastructure for Africa.

    Safe Water International Awarded: May 2017
  18. National Institutes of Health

    $585,000 through June 2022

    to study how to reduce chronic inflammation in MS patients. www.nih.gov

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2017
  19. Regents of the University of Colorado

    $120,000 through June 2019

    to study mechanisms regulating MS-related myelin injury and repair in cortical lesions. http://www.ucdenver.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2017
  20. Baylor College of Medicine

    $120,000 through June 2019

    to study how targeting the Wnt receptor complex may increase myelin repair in MS patients. www.bcm.edu

    Multiple Sclerosis USA Awarded: May 2017