The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has announced grants and program-related investments totaling more than $38 million.
Spanning the foundation's priority areas, both domestically and internationally, the fourth-quarter grants include an award of $3 million to World Vision, which will use the funds to implement sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Ghana's Asutifi North district; $4 million to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support its efforts to integrate early childhood development measures and data into its health systems; and more than $1.5 million to the New York Foundling Hospital for its Road to Success Program, which offers educational support to foster youth from eighth grade through college.
In addition, the foundation awarded a grant of $375,000 and a PRI of $750,000 to Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation in support of new and lower-cost strategies aimed at financing affordable housing for individuals experiencing homelessness, and a second PRI of $500,000 to Liberty's Kitchen to strengthen its organizational capacity and financial stability.
"As 2018 comes to a close, we are thrilled to announce more than $38 million in grants this quarter to exceptional nonprofits," said Hilton Foundation president and CEO Peter Laugharn. "Together with our partners, we can fulfill our mission of improving the lives of the disadvantaged and vulnerable throughout the world."
For a complete list of fourth-quarter grants, see the Hilton Foundation website.
(Photo credit: World Vision)