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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards More Than $20 Million in Grants in the Third Quarter of 2023

The Hilton Foundation deepens commitments to advancing social and economic opportunities for older youth

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced today that the board of directors approved 12 grants, including program-related investments, totaling more than $20 million in the third quarter of 2023. The grants span the Hilton Foundation’s initiatives and programs working in the U.S. and internationally.

The Foundation continues to expand its work supporting young people in developing meaningful career pathways, with recent strategic investments in youth living in Mombasa, Kenya. The Foundation's Opportunity Youth initiative serves individuals ages 16–24 who are neither working nor in school and have enormous potential to succeed when they have equitable access to quality jobs, skills development and support systems. Since 2020, the Foundation has invested in engaging young people in work that is meaningful to them to ensure their safe and successful transition into adulthood.

The following is an overview of the board-approved grants and Program-Related Investments (PRIs) awarded in the third quarter of 2023:

Catholic Sisters – Jose Maria Vilaseca, Civil Association received $1.6 million to provide job skills training, start-up opportunities, education and wrap around services to more than 1,000 migrant youth and adults to integrate into Mexican society.

Foster Youth – Greater Horizons was awarded $1.6 million to support smaller Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations that conduct equity-focused foster youth programs and provide technical assistance that builds such organizations' capacity. New Yorkers for Children, Inc. received $1.6 million to support smaller New York-based nonprofit organizations that conduct programs in the child welfare space and provide technical assistance that builds such organizations' capacity.

Global Early Childhood Development – East and Southern Africa – Investing in Children and their Societies - Skillful Parenting (ICS-SP) was awarded $2.25 million to implement and assess the effectiveness of a parenting intervention targeting young children of adolescent parents.

Homelessness – Fountain House, Inc. received $1,758,000 to support mental health services for people experiencing homelessness in Hollywood.

Opportunity Youth – The Global Development Incubator Inc was awarded $2,455,000 to support the development of a Greater Mombasa regional employer strategy focused on developing job placement opportunities for youth, and capacity building for hyper-local Mombasa youth-serving organizations through a shared-services platform.

Equity – First Nations Development Institute received $1 million to support the California Tribal Fund. RespectAbility was awarded $1 million for general operating support.

Program-Related Investments for Homelessness and Refugees – Abode Communities and Coalition for Responsible Community Development was approved for a loan of $2 million to finance the development of affordable and permanent supportive housing, creating housing opportunities for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Los Angeles. Decro Corporation was provided a $2 million loan to finance furnishings, fixtures and equipment across 1007 units of permanent supportive housing, creating housing opportunities for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Los Angeles. IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity was approved for a loan of $1 million to capitalize the Fresh Start Fund, accelerating economic integration of refugees by providing credit education and loans on charitable terms to individuals that entered the U.S. as a refugee or other humanitarian status.

To learn more about the Hilton Foundation’s program areas and how the Foundation approaches its work, please visit For more detailed information on the Foundation’s grantmaking, please visit

About the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

International hotelier Conrad N. Hilton established the grantmaking foundation that bears his name in 1944 to help people living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage worldwide. Today, the work continues, concentrating on efforts to ensure healthy early childhood development and sustainable livelihoods for youth, support young people transitioning out of foster care, improve access to housing and support services for people experiencing homelessness, identify solutions to safe water access, and lift the work of Catholic sisters. Additionally, following selection by an independent, international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to an organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. The Foundation is one of the world’s largest, with approximately $6.7 billion in assets. It has awarded grants to date totaling more than $3 billion, $435 million worldwide in 2022. Please visit for more information.

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