From funders to partners: elevating community expertise to help communities thrive
Funders must see communities as partners rather than 'problems to solve'. A funder and a foundation discuss how we can rewrite the rules of philanthropy.
International business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world's disadvantaged and vulnerable people, created the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in 1944. The foundation 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. The foundation's assets total $2.5 billion.