The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced today that 13 grants were approved, totaling more than $16 million during the third quarter of 2019. These grants were awarded to 13 organizations spanning across the Hilton Foundation’s program areas, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Samantha Lee Cabrera, 24, and Graham SLAM Director Pilar Larancuent, 38, shared their experiences with the coaching program at Graham Windham during a recent recording session through the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s partnership with StoryCorps.

“I’m inspired by these incredible organizations that work each day to tackle global and domestic issues, embracing our common humanity while improving our world for future generations,” shared Peter Laugharn, president and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. “We are grateful for the opportunity to support these partners and the communities they serve.”

Following is an overview of all grants awarded in the third quarter of 2019:

Foster YouthGraham Windham offsite link was awarded $1.12 million to support the Graham Support Lead and Achieve Model (Graham SLAM) program to improve college and career pathways for foster youth in New York City. Research Foundation of the City University of New York offsite link will receive $1.415 million to support the City University of New York in establishing and enhancing college pathways that will increase graduation rates among foster youth.

HomelessnessBrilliant Corners offsite link was granted $1.75 million to pilot program innovations aimed toward strengthening services and improving long-term housing outcomes for individuals experiencing or who have formerly experienced chronic homelessness. California Community Foundation offsite link was awarded $1.1 million to streamline the Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) pipeline and increase the number of PSH units in Los Angeles through capacity support for nonprofit housing developers and training for City and County development agencies.

Substance Use PreventionChildren’s Hospital Corporation offsite link will receive $1.1 million to support the evaluation of a primary care-based model for integrated screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) services for adolescents and young adults. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals offsite link was awarded $805,000 to conduct additional research on impact of adolescent SBIRT and utilization of a youth Substance Use Disorder risk assessment tool. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse offsite link will receive $650,000 to support ongoing development of the Parent Support Network and conduct other activities to disseminate learning.

Safe WaterNetcentric Campaigns, Inc. offsite link, was granted $1 million to advance a network building approach in the district of Asutifi North, Ghana, with potential for global replication. PATH offsite link will receive $1.5 million to prepare for the commercial launch of a chlorine generator technology.

Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDSChildFund International USA offsite link was awarded $800,000 to support the Early Childhood Development Action Network’s secretariat in its work to increase financing for scale up of equitable and quality multi-sectoral services to improve early childhood development. Firelight Foundation offsite link will receive $3.055 million to strengthen the capacities of community-based organizations and communities affected by HIV and AIDS to improve and create enabling environments that support nurturing care for children in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania. REPSSI offsite link was granted $1.3 million to strengthen mental health and responsive caregiving capacities of caregivers of young children in Zambia and Mozambique.

Catholic SistersConrad N. Hilton Fund for Sisters offsite link will receive $550,000 to launch Phase II of support for leadership conferences and inter-congregational networks globally.

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