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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.

A Message from Peter Laugharn

Our new president and CEO shares his thoughts on our philanthropic legacy, and what’s ahead.

Grantmaking: Focus on Impact

Since our inception, we have awarded more than $1.4 billion in grants globally through our grantmaking programs and Humanitarian Prize work. In doing so, we have cultivated long-term projects and partnered with organizations whose efforts are aligned with our program strategies. This proactive approach helps us maximize effectiveness and impact.

Visit our interactive Grants database and see our 2015 Financial Statements for additional details.

Our Priorities

Throughout 2015, we funded, supported and collaborated with many grantees to alleviate human suffering. Learn more about the work taking place in each priority area.

Catholic Sisters $17.7 M, Children Affected by HIV and AIDS $11.1 M, Homelessness $11.4 M, Substance Use Prevention $10.9 M, Avoidable Blindness $5.3 M, Catholic Education $2.6 M, Hospitality $1.4 M,   Multiple Sclerosis $4.0 M

Celebrating 20 Years: Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize

2015 was a landmark year in the legacy of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize—the world’s largest humanitarian award.

Brand Evolution

2015 included the launch of our new brand identity and website. Read about the process and approach behind our evolution, and the story of our vision and look.

Want to Learn More?

  • Get the details on each of the Foundation’s priority areas, and the good work taking place
  • Visit our Learning collection to view knowledge, strategy and evaluation reports that explore insights and findings from each priority area
  • Find out about the Foundation—our history, people, campus and more

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