The board of directors of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced today that grants totaling more than $84 million were approved in the first and second quarters of 2021. These grants were awarded to 42 organizations across the Hilton Foundation’s program areas, in the U.S. and internationally.
“We hope the Resourcing Refugee Leadership Initiative will change the way we talk about refugees forever. No longer can refugees be viewed as passive recipients of aid, but rather, as strategists and innovators driving solutions for our communities. Our coalition invites donors, allies, and other refugee leaders around the world to join them in shifting funding and power to refugee communities,” shares Sana Mustafa, director of partnerships and engagement at Asylum Access. Mustafa is a representation, inclusion, and human rights activist. After fleeing the Syrian regime, Mustafa was determined to address the hardships that come with forced displacement and exclusion. Mustafa has also launched two prominent refugee-led networks to enable effective and sustainable refugee policy: The Network For Refugee Voices and the Global Refugee-led Network. Photo courtesy of Asylum Access.
“In our grantmaking, we support bold, transformative change by strengthening communities and dismantling systemic barriers,” said Peter Laugharn, president and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. “In this spirit, we are proud to partner with these organizations in alignment with our evolving strategies, centering equity, and collaborating with communities to develop solutions.”