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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    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. YouthBuild USA, Inc.

    $250,000 through October 2018

    to support expansion of SBIRT as workforce development for youth. http://www.youthbuild.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: October 2017
  2. Doctors for America

    $50,000 through September 2018

    to conduct policy and advocacy activities to promote prevention and SBIRT recommendations included in Surgeon General report on addiction. http://www.drsforamerica.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: September 2017
  3. Seattle Children's Hospital

    $900,000 through August 2020

    to conduct additional research regarding the usability and effectiveness of a web-based screening application to implement SBIRT. http://www.seattlechildrens.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: August 2017
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Partnership for a Drug Free America Inc.

    $750,000 through June 2019

    to equip parents with resources to address youth substance use. www.drugfree.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: May 2017
  7. Friends Research Institute Inc.

    $1,800,000 through June 2021

    to partner with National Council for Behavioral Health to incorporate a research study into its project on the effectiveness of youth Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Federally Qualified Health Centers. http://www.friendsresearch.org/

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: May 2017
  8. Abt Associates

    $1,000,000 through June 2019

    to continue Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) activities for the Substance Use Prevention strategic initiative. http://www.abtassociates.com

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: May 2017
  9. University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundation

    $1,800,000 through June 2020

    to develop a college-based adaptation of SBIRT as part of a student wellness community. http://www.uvmfoundation.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: May 2017
  10. Center for Social Innovation, LLC

    $75,000 through April 2018

    to develop strategies to engage youth in design and implementation of SBIRT. http://www.center4si.com

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: May 2017
  11. National Council for Behavioral Health

    $25,000 through May 2018

    to support the Prevention/SBIRT Track at the National Cannabis Summit. http://www.thenationalcouncil.org

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: May 2017
  12. Regents of the University of California at Berkeley

    $50,000 through August 2018

    to enhance capacity to serve as a national and international resource for understanding adolescent development in ways that inform research and policy aimed at improving the health, education, and well-being of youth. http://www.spo.berkeley.edu

    Substance Use Prevention USA Awarded: May 2017
  13. 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
  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. 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