Our Grantmaking in 2017

  • Catholic Sisters

  • Foster Youth

  • Homelessness

  • Substance Use Prevention

  • Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

  • Avoidable Blindness

  • Safe Water

  • Catholic Education

  • Disaster Relief & Recovery

  • Hospitality

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Other

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. Delgado Community College

    $1,190,000 through December 2020

    to support the guided hospitality career pathways program.

    Hospitality USA Awarded: November 2017
  2. The Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund

    $725,000 through August 2020

    to support the expansion of the Cowen Institute’s Earn and Learn program, an apprenticeship type job-training and education program, into hospitality pathways at the Hilton Riverside.

    Hospitality USA Awarded: August 2017
  3. University of Houston Foundation

    $2,400,000 through August 2020

    to the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston to support the implementation of recommendations from the strategic audit.

    Hospitality USA Awarded: August 2017
  4. Liberty's Kitchen

    $1,200,000 through August 2020

    to fund strategic planning, provide core support and increase organizational capacity.

    Hospitality USA Awarded: August 2017
  5. 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.

    Hospitality USA Awarded: March 2017