August 7, 2010
Hilton Foundation Gives Millions and Keeps Track of Region’s Needs
Within days of when the hurricane struck the Gulf Coast, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced it would award $6-million to help the battered region.
Yet even more significant, say officials of the Reno, Nev., foundation, is the giving that followed: another $5-million to meet longer-term needs. Those subsequent grants have helped shape the foundation’s policies for how it responds to future disasters.
A year after Katrina, the foundation hired a consultant from the
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