The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations today announced the 2018 winners of the Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The awards recognize exemplary partnerships between foundations and government that have been critical in transforming communities and improving lives.
“It’s this collaborative approach to service that will lead us to find solutions to help the most vulnerable in our communities,” Secretary Ben Carson said. “I’m pleased to recognize these award winners for the important work they do to serve the housing, health, safety, and educational needs of their fellow Americans.”
“The cross-sector partnerships demonstrated among the winners of this year’s awards highlight the power of collaboration,” said Gene Cochrane, interim president and CEO of the Council on Foundations. “Through innovative, bold ideas and unique partnerships, these foundations are shining examples of philanthropy’s ability to promote the common good.”
This year’s winners were presented by Secretary Carson as part of an event at HUD Headquarters.
Awards are given to place-based funders for completed or ongoing initiatives that are executed in partnership with a local, regional, or federal government agency. The winners are:
- Anthem Foundation
- Bon Secours of Maryland Foundation
- Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
- The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
- Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
- The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and The Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Foundation
- Michael Reese Health Trust and Polk Bros. Foundation
- Rasmuson Foundation
- Spartanburg County Foundation
- U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
To learn more about 2018 winners and their initiatives, visit: https://www.huduser.gov/secaward/cof
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov andhttp://espanol.hud.gov. You can also connect with HUD on social media or sign up for news alerts on HUD's Email List.
About the Council on Foundations:
An active philanthropic network, the Council on Foundations (www.cof.org), founded in 1949, is a nonprofit leadership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. It provides the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good. With members from all foundation types and sizes, the Council empowers professionals in philanthropy to meet today’s toughest challenges and advances a culture of charitable giving in the U.S. and globally.