The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Agoura Hills, California, has announced fourteen third-quarter grants totaling $26 million.
The grants will provide support in the areas of homelessness, substance abuse prevention, foster youth, hospitality, youth affected by HIV and AIDS, and Catholic education and nuns. Recipients include the New Venture Fund, which was awarded $1.2 million in support of Funders for Housing and Opportunity, a national collaborative committed to improving life outcomes for rent-burdened households and individuals; Seattle Children's Hospital, which will receive $900,000 to conduct additional research regarding the user-friendliness and effectiveness of a web-based screening application; and Liberty's Kitchen, which was awarded $1.2 million in strategic planning and general operating support.
The foundation also awarded $1 million to the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose to expand the reach of its Sisters Leadership Development Initiative; $750,000 to the Cristo Rey Network to expand its programs in three low-income private school choice locales; and $8.5 million over three years to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles to help end chronic and veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County, including $2.7 million for the implementation of Home for Good and $5.8 million to leverage additional 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 Hilton Foundation president and CEO Peter Laugharn. "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."
For more information on the foundation's third-quarter grants, see the Hilton Foundation website.