The Conrad N. Hilton
Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N.
Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s
disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts
strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending
chronic homelessness, preventing substance use, helping children affected by
HIV and AIDS, supporting transition-age youth in foster care, and extending
Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. In addition,
following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation
annually awards the $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a
nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. In
2015, the Humanitarian Prize was awarded to Landesa, a Seattle-based land
rights organization. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than
$1.4 billion in grants, distributing $107 million in the U.S. and around the
world in 2015. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.5 billion.
For more information, please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org.