The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has announced six grants totaling more than $13 million to organizations working in the areas of safe water, young children affected by HIV/AIDS, foster youth, and Catholic education.
First-quarter grants were awarded to Stanford University ($1.93 million) to finalize and implement a monitoring, evaluation, and learning program for the foundation's Safe Water Strategic Initiative; the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre ($7.63 million) to strengthen governance systems for district-based programs and facilitate monitoring and learning efforts aimed at achieving safe, affordable and reliable water in six countries; Stellenbosch University ($2 million) in support of the monitoring, evaluating, and learning (MEL) program of the foundation's Young Children Affected by HIV and AIDS Strategic Initiative; The Door – A Center for Alternatives ($825,000) in support of a program that provides high school education, college access, and employment pathways for foster youth in New York City; and Empower Illinois ($650,000) to implement private school choice for low-income families interested in enrolling their children in Catholic schools in the state of Illinois.
"These recent grants embody both our mission as well as our commitment to learning from our work," said Hilton Foundation president and CEO Peter Laugharn. "We're thrilled to be working with these terrific organizations to serve some of the most vulnerable populations across the globe."
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