Grants

Our Grantmaking in 2019

  • Total

    $25,135,000 through March 2019

    Click on the diagram sections for information specific to each of our program areas listed below.

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  • Program Area

    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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  • Program Area

    Catholic Sisters

    $7,500,000

    This amount represents our total giving for building a global Catholic sisterhood to advance human development.

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  • Program Area

    Catholic Education

    0

    This amount represents our total giving for revitalizing Catholic schools serving low-income families.

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  • Program Area

    Substance Use Prevention

    $3,200,000

    This amount represents our total giving for youth substance use prevention and early intervention.

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  • Program 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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  • Program Area

    Avoidable Blindness

    0

    This amount represents our total giving for preventing avoidable sight loss from cataracts and blinding trachoma.

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  • Program Area

    Hospitality

    $2,050,000

    This amount represents our total giving for building career pathways for youth in the hospitality sector.

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  • Program Area

    Disaster Relief & Recovery

    0

    This amount represents our total giving for supporting disaster preparedness, relief, and long-term recovery.

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  • Program Area

    Homelessness

    0

    This amount represents our total giving for ending chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County.

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  • Program Area

    Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

    0

    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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  • Program Area

    Foster Youth

    $3,385,000

    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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  • Program Area

    Safe Water

    $9,000,000

    This amount represents our total giving for increasing access to safe water for vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

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  • Substance Use Prevention

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Avoidable Blindness

  • Hospitality

  • Disaster Relief & Recovery

  • Homelessness

  • Catholic Sisters

  • Catholic Education

  • Other

  • Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

  • Foster Youth

  • Safe Water

This total represents grant payment activity during the selected fiscal year. However, approximately 90% of the money awarded in our 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. Ground Truth Solutions

    $100,000 through December 2019

    To support the Humanitarian Voice Index, an initiative to include the voice of affected people in humanitarian policy making. http://groundtruthsolutions.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: November 2018
  2. Center for Disaster Philanthropy

    $1,000,000 through November 2021

    To provide general operating support. http://www.disasterphilanthropy.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: November 2018
  3. United Nations Development Programme

    $300,000 through October 2019

    To support the Connecting Business Initiative, which engages the private sector in global disaster response, recovery, and resiliency. http://www.undp.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: October 2018
  4. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    $5,000 through September 2019

    To support the 2018 Harvard Humanitarian Action Summit.

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: September 2018
  5. California Institute of Technology

    $100,000 through August 2019

    To support the Community Seismic Network until its integration into the regional early earthquake warning system in 2020. http://www.caltech.edu

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: August 2018
  6. United Way

    $200,000 through December 2018

    to support the medium- to long-term recovery of vulnerable communities impacted by the Southern California wildfires. http://www.unitedwayla.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: December 2017
  7. United Way of Ventura County, Inc.

    $200,000 through January 2021

    to support the medium- to long-term recovery of vulnerable communities impacted by the Southern California wildfires. http://www.vcunitedway.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: December 2017
  8. Ground Truth Solutions

    $65,000 through December 2018

    to support the development of the Humanitarian Voice Index. http://groundtruthsolutions.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: December 2017
  9. Northwest Assistance Ministries

    $250,000 through December 2018

    to provide housing assistance and wrap-around services to those displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. http://namonline.org/

    Disaster Relief & Recovery USA Awarded: November 2017
  10. Theirworld

    $200,000 through September 2018

    to support the Safe Schools Program: Education in Humanitarian Crises and Emergencies. http://www.theirworld.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: November 2017
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    $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.  http://www.harvard.edu

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: August 2016
  17. Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.

    $50,000 through August 2016

    to support a side event and associated activities focused on the role of philanthropy in the humanitarian/resilience sector at World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. http://www.rockpa.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: February 2016
  18. Theirworld

    $1,900,000 through November 2017

    to develop and implement a targeted strategy providing quality, sustainable educational opportunities to Syrian refugee children living in Turkey. http://www.theirworld.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: November 2015
  19. Center for Disaster Philanthropy

    $1,000,000 through September 2018

    to implement the strategic plan and provide general operating support. http://www.disasterphilanthropy.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: August 2015
  20. International Medical Corps

    $500,000 through August 2017

    to support ongoing efforts at strengthening primary health care services to Syrian refugees in southern Turkey as well as a communications campaign aimed at raising awareness of this crisis. https://internationalmedicalcorps.org

    Disaster Relief & Recovery International Awarded: August 2015