Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards $26 Million in Grants in the Third Quarter of 2017

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The board of directors of the Conrad
N. Hilton Foundation
announced today that it approved 14 grants
totaling $26 million during the third quarter of 2017. Among the funds
approved was a grant for $8.5 million over three years to support the
Home For Good initiative at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles to end
chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County. Of the total
grant amount, $2.7 million will support Home For Good implementation and
$5.8 million will provide leveraged grants through the Home For Good
Funders Collaborative.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with the United Way of Greater
Los Angeles in support of the Home For Good Initiative. In its seventh
year, our partners in government, nonprofit and philanthropy continue to
work collaboratively to drive long-term solutions to end homelessness in
Los Angeles County,” said Peter Laugharn, president and CEO of the
Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. “The Foundation's investment alone is not
enough to bring solutions to scale, and public-private partnerships such
as Home For Good allow the Foundation’s investment in our communities to
be amplified.”

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

Homelessness– In addition to the abovementioned $8.5 million
grant to United Way of Greater Los Angeles, New
Venture Fund
will receive $1.2 million to support Funders for
Housing and Opportunity, a cross-sector, non-partisan, national
collaborative committed to bettering life outcomes for rent burdened
households and individuals experiencing homelessness through permanent

Substance Use Prevention – Seattle
Children’s Hospital
was awarded $900,000 to conduct additional
research regarding the usability and effectiveness of a web-based
screening application to implement Screening, Brief Intervention, and
Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).

Foster Youth – Fund
for Public Health in New York, Inc
. was granted $750,000 to support
the Adolescence Health Unit in increasing access to pregnancy prevention
services for foster youth in New York City public high schools and
agencies working with foster youth.

Hospitality – University
of Houston Foundation
was granted $2.4 million to the Conrad N.
Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of
Houston to support the implementation of recommendations from the
strategic audit. Liberty’s
will also receive $1.2 million to fund strategic planning,
provide core support and increase organizational capacity. Administrators
of Tulane Educational Fund
was awarded $750,000 to support the
expansion of the Cowen Institute’s Earn and Learn program, an
apprenticeship type job-training and education program, into hospitality
pathways at the Hilton Riverside.

Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDSEpiscopal
Relief and Development
will receive $1.4 million to support and
document an integrated early childhood development program in Zambia and
Kenya through faith-based partners. Project
Concern International
was granted $1.6 million to implement and test
the integration of responsive care and nutrition support to caregivers
in Tanzania. Finally, jointly funded with the Foundation’s Catholic
Sisters Strategic Initiative, Catholic
Relief Services
will receive $4.1 million for the second phase of
Strengthening the Capacity of Women Religious in Early Childhood
Development in Zambia, Kenya and Malawi.

Catholic Sisters – In addition to the abovementioned co-funded
grant to Catholic Relief Services, the Dominican
Sisters of Mission San Jose
was granted $1 million to expand the
reach of the Sisters Leadership Development Initiative-América Latina to
Guadalajara and Mexico City while continuing to support alumnae in
Tijuana. In addition, the School
Sisters of Notre Dame
will receive $1.5 million to implement the
strategic plan for the Religious at the United Nations.

Catholic Education – Cristo
Rey Network
was awarded $750,000 to advance the mission of the
Cristo Rey Network by expanding the program in three low-income, private
school choice locales and conducting feasibility studies in 13 states to
determine the possibility of expansion.

For more detailed information on our grantmaking, please visit

About the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international
business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left
his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The
Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority
areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing
substance use, helping children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting
transition-age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s
support for the work of Catholic Sisters. In addition, following
selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually
awards the $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit
organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. In
2017, the Humanitarian Prize will be awarded to icddr,b, an
international health research institute dedicated to solving the most
serious health issues facing low and middle-income countries. From its
inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.6 billion in grants,
distributing $109 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2016. The
Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.6 billion. For more
information, please visit


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