The has announced six grants totaling more than $13 million to organizations working in the areas of safe water, young children affected by HIV/AIDS, foster youth, and Catholic education.
First-quarter grants were awarded to ($1.93 million) to finalize and implement a monitoring, evaluation, and learning program for the foundation's ; the ($7.63 million) to strengthen governance systems for district-based programs and facilitate monitoring and learning efforts aimed at achieving safe, affordable and reliable water in six countries; ($2 million) in support of the monitoring, evaluating, and learning (MEL) program of the foundation's ; ($825,000) in support of a program that provides high school education, college access, and employment pathways for foster youth in New York City; and ($650,000) to implement private school choice for low-income families interested in enrolling their children in Catholic schools in the state of Illinois.
"These recent grants embody both our mission as well as our commitment to learning from our work," said Hilton Foundation president and CEO Peter Laugharn. "We're thrilled to be working with these terrific organizations to serve some of the most vulnerable populations across the globe."
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