The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has announced ten grants and a program-related investment extension totaling more than $25 million.
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," said Hilton Foundation president and CEO Peter Laugharn. "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."
For a complete list of the foundation's first-quarter awards, see the Hilton Foundation website.