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Secretary's Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.
Secretary's Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.

In coordination with the Council on Foundations, HUD announced the 2020 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.

“We want to commend our award winners for their efforts to show the importance of government and philanthropy partnership,” said Secretary Carson. “Today’s announcements of these awards honor the collaborative and unites us all together so that more Americans have the opportunity to be successful.”

“The recipients of this year’s Secretary's Award are stellar examples of the transformational power of strong public-philanthropic partnerships to improve the quality of life for generations of families,” said Kathleen Enright, President and CEO of the Council on Foundations. "The foundations and corporate philanthropies honored today provide insights and ideas for how to effectively respond to our nation’s most pressing challenges.”

This year’s awards were presented as part of a ceremony simulcast during a conference call. 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:

  • Sheller Family Foundation
  • The Homeless Assistance Fund, Inc.
  • Meyer Memorial Trust
  • Quicken Loans Community Fund
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Bernard Project (SBP Long-Term Home Rebuilding)
  • MUFG Union Bank Foundation

Visit this link to learn more about past winners and their initiatives.

The next award submission will be announced in December 2020.