Innovative public-philanthropic partnerships recognised at Leading Together Conference 2019


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The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations announced the 2019 winners of the Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The awards recognize innovative partnerships between foundations and government that have been critical in transforming communities and improving the quality of life for low-and moderate-income residents across the country.

‘Congratulations to our award winners for their efforts to bridge the gap between government and philanthropy,’ said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. ‘These awards celebrate what we can achieve together and the drive that unites us all to expand opportunity so more Americans can succeed and thrive.’

This year’s awards were presented as part of a ceremony simulcast on Facebook Live from the Foundation’s Leading Together Conference, in Miami, Florida.

‘This year’s honorees embody the true spirit of philanthropy and the power of collaboration,’ said Kathleen P. Enright, President and CEO of the Council on Foundations. ‘With a common goal to serve the community, these award recipients are working to improve the lives of citizens around the country. Their accomplishments illustrate what can be achieved with dedication, strategic vision, and innovative partnerships.’

Awards were 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 were California Community Foundation, Citi Foundation, Community Foundation of Utah, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, The Home Partnership Foundation, Medtronic Foundation, National Church Residences Foundation, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, Puerto Rico Community Foundation, and The Cleveland Foundation

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