The Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships - Housing and Community Development in Action
The Department of Housing and Urban Development in partnership with the Council on Foundations, announce the Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships to be awarded at the Council’s 2017 Annual Conference. The Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships recognize excellence in partnerships that have both transformed the relationships between the sectors and led to measurable benefits in housing and community development, including increased economic development, health, safety, education, workforce development, disaster resilience, inclusivity and cultural opportunities, innovative regional approaches, and/or housing access for low- and moderate-income families.
Estimated giving by the nation’s more than 86,700 foundations totaled $60 billion in 2014 alone, with total foundation assets estimated at just over $798 billion (Foundation Center, 2014). Not only are foundations a valuable repository of wealth resources, they are led by a board of trustees and staff who provide expert knowledge of the challenges and opportunities faced by the communities they serve. These human resources facilitate the capacity of foundations to provide leadership on issues like housing and community development. By strengthening the connection between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and philanthropy, these awards highlight the power of collective impact that can be achieved through public-philanthropic partnerships between government entities and foundations.
Complete applications must be submitted via e-mail no later than 11:59 p.m. PT, Friday, March 3, 2017. Please complete the application form, then save and e-mail it as an attachment with all other required materials to HUDaward@cof.org.