With the fundamental foundation that remarkable properties, destinations, and locations are the heart of our business, Hilton & Hyland is committed to actively serving each of these very special communities. Hilton & Hyland Helping Hands is a program in which we volunteer time, expertise and financial assistance to organizations that help empower people and causes in need. Hilton & Hyland’s staff and agents both work hand-in-hand to dedicate our mission and focus on these areas of focus: housing, hunger, mentoring youth, and providing opportunities for the next generation.
Since its inception, Hilton & Hyland Helping Hands has expanded into multiple philanthropic categories and regions, and the program continues to thrive and grow, all led by the staff and agents alike, who are each dedicated and committed to the diverse array of causes the group champions.
Race 4 Good is a ‘hand up’ revolution birthed to tackle life-threatening challenges in devastated communities around the globe. Teams comprised of the best and brightest minds — private sector leaders and university students — come together in highly game-ified competitions, vying to implement their unique, sustainable solutions to urgent and very real social and economic crises. Harnessing their collective experience, innovation, passion and entrepreneurial acumen, some of the world’s seemingly intractable problems are solved within surprisingly collapsed time frames.
Where lives and livelihoods are imperiled, problems are solved in a “21 Day Challenge” that banishes donor fatigue, worker burnout, dependence, perpetual need and well-intended but unsuccessful ‘hand out’ relief efforts. Race 4 Good teams are tasked to research challenges facing a third world community and develop a 5-year business plan which, if implemented, would bring long-term, sustainable economic and social uplift to that area and transform lives. Race 4 Good has provided unique opportunities for business leaders and students to make a measurable difference and forge long-term links with communities in need.
Celebrating 60 years, Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) exists to unify communities through exceptional classical music experiences for youth. YMF offers programming that serves children of Southern California regardless of socio-economic or ethnic background. We provide performance opportunities through our Debut Orchestra and Chamber Music Series; scholarships for instrumental instruction; and music education for students ages four through 17. Involvement in the arts contributes to literacy with a focus on common core, self-esteem, and social and emotional skills.
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services has cared for Los Angeles’ most vulnerable children for over 100 years, providing a range of exceptional programs in education, mental health, autism, adoption, residential care, prevention and early intervention. Vista’s programs are for children with social, emotional and behavioral challenges, wrapping love and support around the entire family and today is Los Angeles’ most prominent resource for children on the Autism Spectrum.
Since 1996, Food on Foot is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, job opportunities, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets.
Food on Foot is the last resort for many of the individuals who come to them. They work with men and women whose deep emotional problems have led to lives of homelessness, substance abuse, incarceration, and an utter lack of belief in themselves. Unimpeded by traditional funding models, Food on Foot invests the tremendous amount of time needed to build our workers’ confidence and help them overcome their fear of success – at the same time building partnerships with potential employers who will give our graduates the opportunities they need.
For 33 years the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House has provided families with a safe and supportive place to stay while their child undergoes treatment for critical illness or injuries at local hospitals. To date, more than 30,000 families have stayed at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House during their time of need. The House strives to:
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) strives to eliminate substandard housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families and individuals in need to build decent, sustainable and affordable housing. Since 1990, Habitat LA has built and repaired more than 1,000 homes locally and worldwide, transforming the lives of hundreds of individuals. Habitat LA is a GuideStar® Valued Partner and has achieved the coveted Charity Navigator 4-Star rating awarded to nonprofits for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
For over 60 years, the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club has accomplished its goals of opening doors and transforming lives by providing a safe place where young people can be themselves, be proud, and experience opportunities never thought possible. Through programs that expand horizons, the Club challenges youth to experience the world outside their doorsteps and gives them the tools to succeed.
The American Red Cross Los Angeles region serves nearly 10 million people in 88 cities within Los Angeles County. We also serve Inyo and Mono Counties and the eastern third of Kern County. We are dedicated to helping victims of disaster and providing programs and services that help our community prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The L.A. Region – part of a nationwide network of locally supported chapters – is comprised of the following six Red Cross chapters: Antelope Valley, Glendale-Crescenta Valley, Greater Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Gabriel Pomona Valley and Santa Monica.
The Village Family Services is Southern California’s leading bilingual family wellness agency providing a comprehensive range of services to achieve permanency and safety for neglected and abused children and youth. Our approach centers on family wellness amid client-centered, strength-focused, trauma-informed, evidence-based and culturally competent care delivered by a compassionate, bilingual staff. The Village Family Services envisions a day where all children and youth are free of social, emotional, verbal and physical harm.
As one of the most effective grassroots nonprofit agencies in the nation, Project Angel Food cooks and delivers over 500,000 nutritious meals each year, free of charge, to the homes of men, women, and children affected by life-threatening illnesses. Our vital food and nutrition services, including medically tailored meals and nutritional counseling, help underserved people throughout LA County who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Created in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, we expanded our mission in 2004 to help our neighbors who are struggling with any life-threatening illness burdened by hunger and malnutrition. We deliver more than 10,000 meals every week to people in need…for Life, for Love, for as long as it takes.
Founded in 2001 and comprised solely of volunteers, the Friends of Greystone is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds to restore, preserve and protect Doheny Greystone Estate, owned by the City of Beverly Hills and considered to be among California’s most luxurious residences south of Hearst Castle. Included in our goals is to provide educational programs to students, residents of Beverly Hills, and the general public. All funds raised go exclusively to the benefit of Doheny Greystone Estate.
Built in 1911, the Robinson mansion was one of the first homes in Beverly Hills. Known for hosting the areas most legendary parties—it was not uncommon to catch famed individuals entering and leaving the estate. Today, the garden is recognized as not only a historical landmark, but also as an exotic paradise that all sightseers are invited to enjoy.
The Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF) provides the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning, and emotional disabilities – empowering them to reach their greatest potential. ECF was founded in 1946 by a group of parents and community activists as an alternative to institutional care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Over the years, ECF’s services have expanded to meet the changing needs of participants living with special needs and their families, including early intervention programs for infants and toddlers, and residential, employment, volunteer service and fine art programs for adults. ECF merged with the Kayne Eras Center in 2008, resulting in the addition of a K-12 school and a comprehensive Mental Health Program to its lifespan of services. Today, ECF serves approximately 3,800 participants and family members at 15 ECF service sites, in participants’ homes, and in community settings throughout L.A. County. For more information, visit www.ECF.net.