Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Agoura Hills, California
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation recently awarded $38.2 million in grants to 33 organizations working in its priority program areas, which include: Children affected by HIV and AIDS, foster Youth, homelessness and substance abuse prevention.
2013 marks a landmark year for the foundation, which reached $1 billion in total grant making since its inception in 1944. The foundation hopes to award another $1 billion in funding over the next 10 years.
This quarter, the foundation awarded nearly $3 million to address the needs of transitional foster youth through their targeted efforts in New York City and Los Angeles County.
The following grants were announced in December 2013:
Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Los Angeles, $400,000 to support advocacy efforts by and on behalf of youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems.
Coalition for Responsible Community Development, Los Angeles, $750,000 to increase the college and career readiness of youth aging out of foster care in South Los Angeles.
iFoster, Truckee, Calif., $300,000 to support the expansion of an online platform serving as a gateway to a continuum of services and support for foster youth in Los Angeles and New York City.
Seattle Children’s Hospital, $480,000 to support research into a pilot intervention program designed to prevent pregnancy among foster youth through caregiver training in Los Angeles and New York City.
Youth Policy Institute, Los Angeles, has been awarded $1 million to provide a continuum of support for older foster youth through the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhoods—President Obama’s education and poverty program to transform schools and communities into vibrant centers of opportunity and excellence.
For more information on the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s grantmaking, click here.
Judith Fenlon is the coordinator of the Money & Business section of The Chronicle of Social Change.