The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded 10 grants and one program-related investment extension, totaling more than $25 million during the first quarter of 2019. These grants and the program-related investment were awarded to 11 organizations spanning across the Hilton Foundation’s program areas, both in the U.S. and internationally.
Awarded to organizations both in the U.S. and abroad working in the areas of safe water, foster youth, homelessness, hospitality workforce development, substance use prevention, and Catholic sisters, the first-quarter grants include $7.5 million to the Millennium Water Alliance in support of an initiative focused on safe water coverage across three "woredas," or districts, in Ethiopia; $1.2 million to Reconcile New Orleans to provide and improve hospitality workforce training for youth; and $1.5 million to YouthBuild USA, Inc in support of research on and evaluation of a screening/brief intervention/referral to treatment (SBIRT) approach to community-based workforce development. In addition, the foundation awarded the Corporation for Supportive Housing a five-year extension on an existing $2 million PRI focused on expanding the supply of permanent supportive housing in Los Angeles.
“We are pleased to award $25 million in grants this quarter to nonprofits doing inspiring and impactful work every day,” shared Peter Laugharn, president and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. “We are immensely proud to support the work of our grantees and partners working to improve the lives of people living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage.”