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light and warmth
to the world

World Central Kitchen, Los Angeles, California


The Hilton Global Foundation is committed to creating a better world to travel by positively impacting the communities Hilton serves, with an emphasis on environmental and social impact.

The Hilton Global Foundation was launched in 2019 as part of Hilton’s 100th anniversary celebration to create a better world to travel and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come. The Hilton Global Foundation partners with both organizations and people having a positive impact on the communities Hilton serves, in alignment to Hilton’s Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals.

The Hilton Global Foundation is Hilton’s primary international philanthropic arm. Foundation grants are awarded in accordance with tax and legal requirements. The Foundation is a nonprofit established in the United States and a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Our Work

The Hilton Global Foundation funds projects around the world led by our teams and nonprofit partners that are having a positive impact on our communities and are aligned to Hilton’s Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals.

Hilton Global Foundation Grants

Hilton Global Foundation Grants are awarded annually to nonprofits that are improving travel destinations, creating economic opportunities for all, and helping us advance our Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals.

2021: The Hilton Global Foundation recognizes that the COVID-19 Pandemic and the increasing threat of climate change have dramatically affected communities and people around the world. In response, the Foundation focused its 2021 Annual Grants on organizations that are hyper-focused on restoring and strengthening communities. Learn more about our grantee partners.

Disaster Response

The Hilton Global Foundation invests in short-term relief and long-term resiliency efforts to support communities impacted by natural disasters. Recent disaster response activations include the Ukraine Refugee Crisis, Australia bushfires, COVID-19 global pandemic and Malaysia flooding. Learn more about the Foundation’s disaster response efforts.

Signature Partners

The Foundation provides grants to support signature partnerships with International Youth Foundation and World Wildlife Fund. These grants support the ongoing work both organizations do to create last positive impact in communities and environments around the world. 


While we traditionally do not distribute grants for unsolicited requests, we always welcome learning more about organizations and the great work they do in our communities.

Complete our Grant Inquiry Form to share your work.


Interested in learning more about the Hilton Global Foundation? Please complete our Grant Inquiry Form and we will respond as soon as possible.  


The Hilton Global Foundation publicly discloses its annual Form 990-PF. Please find our 2020 Form 990-PF here