Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards $19 Million in Grants

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Awards $19 Million in Grants

The has announced sixteen grants totaling more than $19 million to organizations working in the areas of homelessness, foster youth, hospitality, substance use prevention, Catholic sisters and education, safe water, and young children.

The third-quarter grants include $1 million to the at the University of Southern California for continued support of its , which works to coordinate and amplify research and inform policy and program decisions aimed at ending chronic homelessness in Los Angeles County; $600,000 to in support of its ongoing advocacy for policies and funding that benefit transition-age foster youth in California; $1.5 million to the to build the capacity of the workforce system in the city of New Orleans; and $2.35 million to the to expand screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) and implementation training for social workers, nursing students, and other youth professionals.

The foundation also awarded $740,000 to in support of the organization's efforts to build capacity, strengthen its work force, and improve community-level programs focused on helping vulnerable children; $1.1 million to the to enable disadvantaged students to attend Catholic schools; $1.7 million to in support of the testing and assessment of promising strategies grounded in empirical evidence for improving water, sanitation, and hygiene services (WASH); and $2 million to to expand group parenting models and improve the quality of early learning in Kenya and Zambia.

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"." Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Press Release 10/17/2018.