DISASTER RESPONSE & RESILIENCY
Hilton operates in areas where the risk of natural disaster or other catastrophic losses exists, and Hilton is deeply committed to supporting communities in times of hardship. Hilton and the Hilton Effect Foundation invest in short-term relief and long-term resiliency efforts to support communities impacted by disasters. Separate from the Hilton Effect Foundation, Hilton operates a Team Member Assistance Fund that aids Team Members impacted by disaster and hardship. When it comes to the community at large, the Foundation supports organizations responding to the urgent needs of community members by providing grants to nonprofits on the ground. Learn more about the Hilton Effect Foundation’s ongoing disaster response efforts.
RESPONDING TO COVID-19: As COVID-19 continues to impact communities worldwide, the Hilton Effect Foundation has pledged to support several organizations working with vulnerable communities throughout this global pandemic. Through our 2020 Hilton Effect Grants and emergency response grants already made, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 million dollars in COVID-19 community response efforts. You can join us in aiding those severely impacted by donating to the Hilton Effect Foundation, or by donating your Hilton Honors Points to some of the organizations responding.
FOUNDATION RESPONSE GRANTS
The Foundation supports organizations in their on-the-ground response efforts in communities severely impacted by disaster and hardship. When disaster strikes, Hilton partners with grantees that are responding to the immediate needs of the community. Previous disaster response grant recipients include Team Rubicon, World Central Kitchen, Project HOPE, Direct Relief, American Red Cross and more.
DISASTER RESPONSE CAMPAIGNS
When a disaster strikes, the Hilton Effect Foundation team assesses the situation to determine our level of response. We will launch a disaster response campaign if we determine a response from the Hilton Effect Foundation is needed. Hilton Team Members, leaders, guests and community members have the opportunity to support our disaster response campaigns. Learn more about the Foundation’s active and historical campaigns.