News

  1. Our News

    Global Indicators Conference hosted by the Hilton Foundation

    May 19, 2016 By Barbara Thomas

    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and UCLA began a very important conversation last month among a dozen or so of the world’s most esteemed strategists, statisticians and social scientists. The Global Indicators Conference, a daylong convening, invited some of the world’s “best counters” to shares their work measuring poverty and social progress.

  2. Our News

    Ruben Ochoa: A Story of Resilience and Strength

    May 19, 2016 By Jeannine Balfour

    Former foster youth Ruben Ochoa shares his story in honor of National Foster Care Awareness Month.

  3. Our News

    An anniversary unmarked, but not forgotten

    May 10, 2016 By Robert Miyashiro

    In March of last year, an op-ed by our Chairman, Steven M. Hilton, was published in The Seattle Times drawing attention to the plight of Syrian refugees and arguing that it was an urgent imperative for the international community to do more to alleviate their enormous suffering. Since then, the issue has finally entered the consciousness of the Western world– after the human catastrophe and security threats that he forecast became apparent.

  4. Our News

    Keeping Alcohol in Focus to Reduce Youth Substance Use

    Substance Use Prevention April 12, 2016 By Alexa Eggleston

    Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among youth in the United States. Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among underage youth each year and cost the U.S. $24 billion annually. In addition to the thousands of deaths each year that result from underage drinking, approximately 200,000 young people visit an emergency room for alcohol related injuries. Despite these staggering numbers, 2015 marked the lowest levels for alcohol use recorded by government data among high school youth. This strongly contradicts the common refrains often heard that “all teenagers drink,” or “it is a harmless rite of passage.” Addressing this misperception is important because otherwise we run the risk of further perpetuating beliefs among young people that underage and binge drinking are the expectation rather the exception.

  5. Press Release

    Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards More Than $20 Million in Grants in the First Quarter of 2016

    April 5, 2016

    (LOS ANGELES) April 5, 2016– The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced today that it approved $20.56 million in grants during the first quarter of 2016, including a $5.44 million grant to the UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center (WORLD) for the creation of an initiative that will train the next generation of world leaders and thinkers, and a $2.5 million grant to City of Hope to launch a cancer prevention initiative that will target poor diet and obesity as key risk factors for disease.

  6. Our News

    Philanthropy Going Off-Piste: Finding New Ways to Give

    March 29, 2016 By Heather Grady

    We must chart a new path for philanthropic giving that is more aware and connected, and that takes more advantage of converging around shared aims and goals.

  7. Our News

    2015: Year in Review

    March 24, 2016

    Instructed by Conrad N. Hilton to alleviate human suffering, the Foundation provides funds to nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people throughout the world. We invite you to reflect with us on the past year’s major milestones.

  8. Our News

    Rising Up to the Global Challenge: SDG 6

    Safe Water March 22, 2016 By Andrea Jones

    On March 22, we celebrate World Water Day, an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference.