Deepening our commitments to advancing social and economic opportunities for older youth
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Board of directors approved 12 grants, including program-related investments, totaling more than $20 million in the third quarter of 2023. The grants span our initiatives and programs working in the U.S. and internationally.
The Foundation continues to expand its work supporting young people in developing meaningful career pathways, with recent strategic investments in youth living in Mombasa, Kenya. Our Opportunity Youth initiative serves individuals ages 16–24 who are neither working nor in school and have enormous potential to succeed when they have equitable access to quality jobs, skills development and support systems. Since 2020, we have invested in engaging young people in work that is meaningful to them to ensure their safe and successful transition into adulthood.
The following is an overview of the board-approved grants and Program-Related Investments (PRIs) awarded in the third quarter of 2023:
Catholic Sisters – Jose Maria Vilaseca, Civil Association received $1.6 million to provide job skills training, start-up opportunities, education and wrap around services to more than 1,000 migrant youth and adults to integrate into Mexican society.
Foster Youth – Greater Horizons was awarded $1.6 million to support smaller Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations that conduct equity-focused foster youth programs and provide technical assistance that builds such organizations’ capacity. New Yorkers for Children, Inc. received $1.6 million to support smaller New York-based nonprofit organizations that conduct programs in the child welfare space and provide technical assistance that builds such organizations’ capacity.
Global Early Childhood Development – East and Southern Africa – Investing in Children and their Societies – Skillful Parenting (ICS-SP) was awarded $2.25 million to implement and assess the effectiveness of a parenting intervention targeting young children of adolescent parents.
Homelessness – Fountain House, Inc. received $1,758,000 to support mental health services for people experiencing homelessness in Hollywood.
Opportunity Youth – The Global Development Incubator Inc was awarded $2,455,000 to support the development of a Greater Mombasa regional employer strategy focused on developing job placement opportunities for youth, and capacity building for hyper-local Mombasa youth-serving organizations through a shared-services platform.
Equity – First Nations Development Institute received $1 million to support the California Tribal Fund. RespectAbility was awarded $1 million for general operating support.Program-Related Investments for Homelessness and Refugees –Abode Communities and Coalition for Responsible Community Development was approved for a loan of $2 million to finance the development of affordable and permanent supportive housing, creating housing opportunities for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Los Angeles. Decro Corporation was provided a $2 million loan to finance furnishings, fixtures and equipment across 1007 units of permanent supportive housing, creating housing opportunities for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Los Angeles. IRCs Center for Economic Opportunity was approved for a loan of $1 million to capitalize the Fresh Start Fund, accelerating economic integration of refugees by providing credit education and loans on charitable terms to individuals that entered the U.S. as a refugee or other humanitarian status.
To learn more about our program areas and how we approach our work, please visit hiltonfoundation.org/program-areas. For more detailed information on our grantmaking, please visit hiltonfoundation.org/grants.