Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards $19 Million in Grants

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards $19 Million in Grants

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has announced sixteen grants totaling more than $19 million to organizations working in the areas of homelessness, foster youth, hospitality, substance use prevention, Catholic sisters and education, safe water, and young children.

The third-quarter grants include $1 million to the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation at the University of Southern California for continued support of its Homeless Policy Research Institute, which works to coordinate and amplify research and inform policy and program decisions aimed at ending chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County; $600,000 to Children Now in support of its ongoing advocacy for policies and funding that benefit transition-age foster youth in California; $1.5 million to the Nola Business Alliance to build the capacity of the workforce system in the city of New Orleans; and $2.35 million to the National Opinion Research Center to expand screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) and implementation training for social workers, nursing students, and other youth professionals.

The foundation also awarded $740,000 to Medicines for Humanity in support of the organization's efforts to build capacity, strengthen its work force, and improve community-level programs focused on helping vulnerable children; $1.1 million to the Alliance for School Choice to enable disadvantaged students to attend Catholic schools; $1.7 million to Stanford University in support of the testing and assessment of promising strategies grounded in empirical evidence for improving water, sanitation, and hygiene services (WASH); and $2 million to ChildFund International to expand group parenting models and improve the quality of early learning in Kenya and Zambia.

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