Monday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, and interim president/CEO of the Council of Foundations, Gene Cochran, awarded the following foundations with the “Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.”
- 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 Stulman Charitable Foundation
- Michael Reese Health Trust and Polk Bros. Foundation
- Rasmuson Foundation
- Spartanburg County Foundation
- S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
These awards acknowledge these institutions’ “exemplary” partnerships with the government that has allowed the development and transformation of communities nationwide.
“Through these awards, we celebrate what we can accomplish through partnership,” said Carson, “and we acknowledge that the outcomes we can achieve together are far greater than we can achieve on our own… What unites all of today’s winners is the drive to help others, especially those communities and neighborhoods which are often neglected.”
“The cross-sector partnerships demonstrated among the winners of this year’s awards highlight the power of collaboration,” Cochran added. “Through innovative, bold ideas and unique partnerships, these foundations are shining examples of philanthropy’s ability to promote the common good.”
See HUD’s official press release here.