Building a global sisterhood to advance human development.

Catholic sisters contribute to human development through their spiritual witness and service to those in need. More than 700,000 sisters around the world educate our children, care for the vulnerable, stand with the oppressed, promote peace, and advocate for justice. Like our founder, Conrad N. Hilton, we recognize sisters as resourceful, efficient, and powerful agents of social change.

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Collaborating for Impact in Zambia

Members of our board and staff traveled to Zambia to visit ongoing Hilton Foundation projects carried out by grantee partners in two of our strategic initiatives: the Catholic Sisters Initiative and the Children Affected by HIV and AIDS Initiative.


Catholic Church Extension Society

The Foundation awarded Catholic Church Extension Society $3,000,000 over three years to implement the US-Latin America Sisters Exchange Program.

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External Resources

We recommend visiting the following partners and external resources that are important to our work:

  • Project

    Global Sisters Report

    Global Sisters Report is an independent, non-profit source of news and information about Catholic sisters and the critical issues facing the people they serve. Our network of journalists report about their lives and works, and sisters write commentary from their perspective.

  • Partner

    African Sisters Education Collaborative

    ASEC's mission is to facilitate educational opportunities for women religious in Africa which will enable them to enhance and expand access to educational, healthcare, social and spiritual services for the people they serve.

  • Partner

    National Catholic Sisters Week

    NCSW is an annual celebration that takes place from March 8–14. Created to honor women religious, it is a series of events that instruct, enlighten, and bring greater focus to the lives of these incredible women.

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Strategic Initiative

Catholic Education

Revitalizing Catholic schools serving low-income families.

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