The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Los Angeles has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling more than $32 million to fifteen organizations working in the United States or internationally.
The grant recipients include the Alliance for Children's Rights, which was awarded $1.8 million in support of its efforts to help boost graduation rates, college readiness, and the employment potential of foster youth in Los Angeles; the L.A. Family Housing Corporation, which will receive $700,000 in support of a pilot project aimed at better serving chronically homeless seniors in the San Fernando Valley and preventing seniors facing housing insecurity from entering the homeless system; Helen Keller International, which was awarded nearly $5.2 million in support of its efforts to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem in Mali and Niger; WaterAid America, which will receive $2 million to implement water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for communities, schools, and healthcare facilities in two districts in Mali; and the Zambia Association of Sisterhoods, which was awarded $580,000 to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable and marginalized communities in targeted areas.
"As we embark on our seventy-fifth year while entering into a new decade, we continue to use our founder's intent as a guidepost for our work," said Hilton Foundation president and CEO Peter Laugharn. "With that in mind, we are proud to support these innovative organizations working around the globe to improve the lives of individuals living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage."
(Photo credit: WaterAid, Ernest Randriarimalala)