Learning

  1. In Practice Paper

    In Practice: Program Related Investments for Sustained Impact

    Homelessness September 29, 2017 By Laurie Gould, Dr. Janet Boguslaw

    Since 1994, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has made over $40 million in Program Related Investments (PRIs) to complement and enhance our grant activity. These investments, or loans, can be an incredibly catalytic force in helping to scale the work of our partners and are made for the primary purpose of generating a social impact. One example of using PRIs to effectively enhance our grantmaking is in the area of chronic homelessness.

  2. Strategy Document

    2017 - 2021 Safe Water Strategy Overview Document

    Safe Water August 19, 2017

    The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector has made much progress over the past two decades establishing and improving access to safe water services. However, a need persists to reduce widespread ineffeciencies and duplication of efforts, and measure what matters most to vulnerable communities. The adoption of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) gives the WASH sector a new global ambition to strive for—pushing for bigger and better water services and establishing a permanent status quo.

  3. Report

    Memo from CalYOUTH

    Foster Youth August 19, 2017 By Nathanael J. Okpych, Mark E. Courtney, and Kristin Dennis

    Predictors of High School Completion and College Entry at Ages 19/20

  4. Report

    Roles for Philanthropy in the Humanitarian Sector

    Disaster Relief & Recovery August 17, 2017 By Dalberg Global Development Advisors

    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation commissioned Dalberg Global Development Advisors to provide a high level overview of the humanitarian landscape as it stands in early 2017 and outline potential roles through which philanthropies can contribute to the sector.

  5. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

    Foster Youth Strategic Initiative: 2017 Evaluation Report

    Foster Youth August 8, 2017 By Westat

    Westat along with the University of California, Los Angeles Luskin School of Public Affairs and Action Research Partners, present the fifth year evaluation report of the Foster Youth Strategic Initiative in Los Angeles County (LAC) and New York City (NYC).

  6. Report

    Findings from the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH)

    Foster Youth July 24, 2017 By Mark E. Courtney, Justin Harty, Brittani Kindle, Kristin Dennis, Nathanael J. Okpych, and Adrianna Torres García.

    Recently there has been a fundamental shift toward greater federal responsibility for supporting foster youth during the transition to adulthood. The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (“Fostering Connections Act”) amended Title IV-E to extend the age of Title IV-E eligibility from 18 to 21 years old.

  7. Strategy Document

    2017 - 2022 Foster Youth Strategic Initiative Strategy

    Foster Youth July 17, 2017

    Based on the progress of the Foster Youth Strategic Initiative’s Phase I (2012-2017), the Board approved the proposed direction for the Phase II Strategy (2017-2022) at the November 2016 board meeting. On May 23, 2017, the Board approved the following Phase II Strategy implementation plan. This plan is informed by the critical input of the Board, senior leadership, grantees, experts and focus groups with foster TAY and foster caregivers to outline a detailed blueprint for continued progress in the future. The following memo provides details for the Initiative’s Phase II Strategy and summarizes Phase I learnings.

  8. Report

    History and Takeaways from Los Angeles County’s Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool

    Homelessness April 1, 2017 By Abt Associates

    This report offers an analysis of the Flexible Housing Subsidy Pool's creation, partnerships, operation and implementation and also highlights the role of philanthropy and evaluation in this type of initiative.