Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2018

  • Total

    $33,013,000

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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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    Catholic Education

    $2,850,000

    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

    $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. Saint Leo University

    $420,000 through December 2019

    to develop and pilot an online certificate-granting program for SLDI alumnae and other Catholic sisters in Africa. http://www.saintleo.edu

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2016
  2. Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters

    $500,000 through December 2018

    to establish a special fund within the Conrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters to augment its support of canonical leadership conferences globally. www.hiltonfundforsisters.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: November 2016
  3. Catholic Theological Union at Chicago

    $360,000 through December 2019

    to support the development and implementation of a 30-month curriculum designed to prepare and accompany of core team from 25 religious communities to serve as the catalyst and resource to guide their communities through practices around interculturality. http://www.ctu.edu

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: November 2016
  4. Leadership Conference of Women Religious

    $780,000 through November 2019

    to provide support for the expansion of the Leadership Pathways program to include a focus on the dramatic transitions and transformations that are facing religious life today. http://www.lcwr.org

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: November 2016
  5. Catholic Volunteer Network

    $1,700,000 through November 2019

    to expand the work of the Catholic Volunteer Network's "From Service to Sisterhood" initiative, a program that connects congregations of sisters with lay-women volunteers. www.catholicvolunteernetwork.org

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: November 2016
  6. Medicines for Humanity, Inc.

    $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. http://www.medicinesforhumanity.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: August 2016
  7. 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. http://www.alverno.edu/

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

    $240,000 through June 2019

    to support research that advances our understanding of Catholic sisters. http://cara.georgetown.edu/

    Catholic Sisters USA Awarded: August 2016
  9. LifeNet International

    $900,000 through December 2019

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

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: August 2016
  10. School Sisters of Notre Dame

    $225,000 through May 2017

    to support the development of a strategic plan to strengthen advocacy efforts of religious congregations at the United Nations. http://www.ssnd.org/

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: May 2016
  11. Healey International Relief Foundation Inc.

    $525,000 through May 2019

    to support the education and professional development of Catholic sisters in Sierra Leone to administer a pharmaceutical social enterprise. www.hirf.net

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: May 2016
  12. Marywood University

    $15,300,000 through June 2020

    to expand the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) Initiative through which 858 sisters in ten countries will receive support to acquire higher education credentials, both through online distance learning and onsite in Africa, through 23 partners http://www.marywood.edu

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: May 2016
  13. Sisters of St. Francis

    $45,000 through June 2017

    to produce a book of contemporary scholarship and reflection addressing the concerns of next-generation Catholic sisters from an intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective. http://www.osfdbq.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: March 2016
  14. Oblate School of Theology

    $340,000 through June 2019

    to build capacity of Mission Project Service, which helps sisters globally to attract and steward resources required to advance their ministries. www.ost.edu

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: March 2016
  15. Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    $500,000 through March 2018

    to pilot a grassroots leadership training program for Catholic sisters to implement three of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in five countries across two continents. http://www.dubuquepresentations.org

    Catholic Sisters International Awarded: March 2016