Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awarded More Than $84 Million in Grants in First Half of 2021

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awarded More Than $84 Million in Grants in First Half of 2021

The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced today that grants totaling more than $84 million were approved in the first and second quarters of 2021. These grants were awarded to 42 organizations across the Hilton Foundation’s program areas, in the U.S. and internationally.

“In our grantmaking, we support bold, transformative change by strengthening communities and dismantling systemic barriers,” said Peter Laugharn, president and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. “In this spirit, we are proud to partner with these organizations in alignment with our evolving strategies, centering equity, and collaborating with communities to develop solutions.”

Following is an overview of all grants awarded in the first half of 2021:

Catholic Sisters – Catholic Church Extension Society of USA was awarded $3.6 million to enable 114 Latina sisters to obtain graduate degrees while serving vulnerable migrant communities in mission dioceses in the U.S. through the US-Latin America Sisters Exchange Program. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate was granted $685,000 to conduct research on aging sisters in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia and Mexico and propose practical and innovative activities and programs that will support religious institutes in these countries to care for their elderly sisters. Congregation of Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word received $1.8 million to create, coordinate, reinforce and expand the Catholic Sisters Inter-Congregational Network for Migrants and Economic Empowerment across the U.S. and Mexico. International Union of Superiors General was awarded $4.5 million to continue support for the education and training of sisters in interculturality, anti-human trafficking, canon law and theology and to provide ongoing pandemic support for Catholic sisters. Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar received $1.6 million to improve access to and completion of education for girls in Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. Medicines for Humanity, Inc. was granted $1.8 million to support Catholic sisters providing life-saving healthcare services in Haiti. University of Kisubi was awarded $575,000 to establish and operationalize a data center for Catholic sisters in Uganda.

Foster Youth – Center for the Study of Social Policy was granted $2.7 million to support the Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare in a youth leadership approach to child welfare reform and systems change. First Place for Youth received $2.1 million to improve intensive case management around employment, education and parenting outcomes for foster youth in Los Angeles. Fostering Media Connections was awarded $800,000 to support the Child Welfare Reporting Project in New York City and State with a national impact. Mount Sinai Hospital was granted $1 million to provide integrated medical, sexual and reproductive health, and behavioral and mental health services to young people with a history of foster care involvement, including LGBTQ youth, CSEC youth and pregnant and parenting young people. Regents University of California Los Angeles received $350,000 to support the California Policy Lab in helping Los Angeles County target resources for foster transition-age youth experiencing or at highest risk of homelessness by building predictive models, designing a prevention strategy and evaluating program effectiveness. Southern California Grantmakers was awarded $312,500 to support the Center for Strategic Partnerships in enhancing the ability of child welfare involved youth to access quality permanent housing by building a collaboration between the homelessness services system and the LA County child welfare system...