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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  • 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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    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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  • Priority Area

    Catholic Education

    $650,000

    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

    $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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  • Priority Area

    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. Dalberg Global Development Advisors - U.S.

    $46,000 through June 2017

    to conduct a review of the humanitarian landscape and identify specific roles philanthropic organizations can play within that landscape. http://www.dalberg.com

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: May 2017
  2. Children's Partnership

    $25,000 through March 2018

    to support #Hackfostercare Los Angeles, an event designed to spark engagement of the Los Angeles' technology sector in the problems faced by those in foster care. http://www.childrenspartnership.org/

    Foster Youth USA Awarded: March 2017
  3. World Economic Forum

    $175,000 through September 2017

    to support an Impact Summit, a multi-stakeholder gathering to accelerate progress towards the 2030 agenda, scheduled for September 18-19, 2017 in New York. http://www.weforum.org

    International Awarded: March 2017
  4. Union Station Homeless Services

    $300,000 through March 2019

    to bolster organizational capacity of the Coordinated Entry System lead to end homelessness in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County. https://www.unionstationhs.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: March 2017
  5. L.A. Family Housing Corporation

    $700,000 through March 2019

    to support and evaluate innovative strategies aimed at ensuring formerly chronically homeless individuals in permanent supportive housing successfully retain and stabilize in their homes. www.lafh.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: March 2017
  6. The National Alliance to End Homelessness Inc.

    $1,000,000 through March 2020

    to further national policy and advocacy efforts to end chronic homelessness. http://www.endhomelessness.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: March 2017
  7. Save the Children Federation, Inc.

    $500,000 through July 2018

    to support education for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. http://www.savethechildren.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: March 2017
  8. International Rescue Committee

    $500,000 through March 2018

    to support refugee resettlement assistance within the United States. www.theirc.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: March 2017
  9. Cafe Hope Inc.

    $305,000 through March 2019

    as a capacity building grant for Café Hope, an organization that provides full-service culinary training paired with life skills to youth in the New Orleans metro area. http://cafehope.org

    Hospitality USA Awarded: March 2017
  10. Iowa State University of Science and Technology

    $800,000 through March 2020

    to promote adolescent health and well-being in rural communities served by PROSPER-SBIRT partnerships through prevention of substance use and related problem behaviors. http://www.ppsi.iastate.edu/

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2017
  11. Corporation for Supportive Housing

    $6,000,000 through March 2020

    to support the Los Angeles initiative to prevent and end chronic homelessness through continued strengthening of the permanent supportive housing (PSH) industry and engaging mainstream systems to expand, align, and coordinate PSH interventions to those they serve. www.csh.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: March 2017
  12. Funders Together to End Homelessness

    $300,000 through March 2020

    to strengthen a national movement among private philanthropy to end homelessness. www.funderstogether.org

    Homelessness USA Awarded: March 2017
  13. Africa Faith and Justice Network

    $360,000 through December 2019

    to build the capacity of Catholic sisters to mobilize African women to work for social justice and advance the sustainable development goals in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya. http://www.afjn.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: March 2017
  14. Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

    $1,000,000 through March 2019

    to utilize the community coalition model to promote adoption of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment to prevent and reduce adolescent substance use. http://www.cadca.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2017
  15. Community Catalyst

    $2,200,000 through March 2020

    to expand and strengthen state-level advocacy campaigns to support adoption of youth Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment and reduce barriers to implementation. http://www.communitycatalyst.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: March 2017
  16. Friends of Aravind, DBA Aravind Eye Foundation

    $1,935,000 through March 2020

    to strengthen and consolidate a social enterprise model aimed at improving access to high-quality cataract surgery at five clinics in sub-Saharan Africa. www.aravindeyefoundation.org

    Avoidable Blindness International Awarded: March 2017
  17. WaterAid America, Inc.

    $100,000 through March 2018

    to create a water quality module for decision-making and action. http://www.wateraidamerica.org

    Safe Water International Awarded: February 2017
  18. Public Health Institute

    $240,000 through April 2018

    to conduct research and analysis and provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions in California to develop local public health policies regarding marijuana legalization that promote evidence-based prevention approaches and minimize harm to youth. http://www.phi.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: February 2017
  19. Tides Center

    $50,000 through February 2018

    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: February 2017
  20. University of Denver

    $200,000 through February 2020

    for the CFaSST (Commercial Food Safety and Service Training) refugee training program, a partnership between KSHM and the ECDC/African Community Center in Denver, Colorado. http://www.du.edu

    Hospitality USA Awarded: February 2017