Across the nation, philanthropic organizations and community foundations work to improve neighborhoods and the lives of the people who live in them, often without much recognition for the critical work that they do. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in partnership with the Council on Foundations, announced the 2013 winners of the HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.
Ten of these funders are being recognized for their outstanding partnership with the public sector to improve housing and neighborhoods, education, health and recreation, transportation, community participation, arts and culture, public safety, sustainability, and economic development. The awards were presented at the Council on Foundations’ Community Foundations Conference in San Diego to the following:
“These organizations are doing the heavy lifting to improve neighborhoods, often without much thanks. Today, we say ‘thank you!’” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “These foundations are teaming up with public and private partners to bring about positive change and lasting solutions that are making a real difference in their communities.”
“These awards provide us all a moment to reflect on the good work that foundations are doing to advance communities across the country,” said Vikki Spruill, president and CEO of the Council on Foundations. “I am grateful to HUD and Secretary Donovan for recognizing the many different ways that foundations are thoughtfully responding to the needs of those around them.”