Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
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 abuse, 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 $1.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 billion in grants, distributing $100 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2014. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.5 billion. For more information, please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has focused on the most pressing health issues facing our country. We are committed to building a national culture of health that will enable all Americans to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, promotes the quality and availability of community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them. Its Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) works with states and community-based groups to improve and expand existing substance abuse treatment services under the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program. SAMHSA also supports a free treatment referral service to link people with the community-based substance abuse services.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust’s mission is to improve the quality of life and quality of health for the financially needy of North Carolina. The Trust was established by the will of Kate Gertrude Bitting Reynolds and is made up of two divisions: the Health Care Division, which responds to health and wellness needs and invests in solutions that improve the quality of health for financially needy residents of the state; and the Poor and Needy Division, which responds to basic life needs and invests in solutions that improve the quality of life for financially needy residents of Forsyth County. Since the Trust began in 1947, it has invested more than $400 million dollars toward improving life and health for residents of North Carolina.
Portland State University is a center of opportunity for nearly 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Portland, OR, one of the nation’s most livable cities, the University’s innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University’s 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State’s commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum.
- School of Social Work — Located at Portland State University, the School of Social Work offers a full spectrum of social work education. Our School of Social Work is among the top schools in the nation, and we provide the only Masters and PhD of Social Work Programs in Oregon. Established at Portland State University in 1961 by a resolution of the Oregon legislature, it is our responsibility to meet the education, research, and training needs of the state and region.
- Regional Research Institute for Human Services — The Regional Research Institute on Human Services (RRI) has provided ground-breaking research in child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health for more than 35 years. The RRI, along with the Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health and the Center for Improvement of Services for Children and Families, are awarded $8-10 million annually from a variety of local and national funders to advance social work knowledge and practice.