Earlier this week, as part of Council on Foundation’s Fall Conference for Community Foundations in New Orleans, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development named their inaugural Secretary’s Award for Community Foundations.
This new annual award:
…Recognizes excellence in public-philanthropic partnerships that have both transformed the relationship
between the sectors and led to measurable benefits in terms of increased economic employment, health, safety, education, sustainability, inclusivity and cultural opportunities, and/or housing access for low and moderate-income families…
The Secretary’s Award is just one more way that HUD, along with other Federal agencies, are seeking to reinforce the public-private partnerships underway across the country.
Learn more about how foundations can leverage federal investments in local community development at the upcoming webinar, California Philanthropy’s Role in Leveraging Federal Investments: HUD, on October 3rd.
Hosted in partnership with San Diego Grantmakers and Southern California Grantmakers, this is the second program in a series on how grantmakers across California can collaborate with federal agency priorities (the other is September 25th with the Department of Education). Join us to explore opportunities underway and learn how to continue to partner for strong communities, regardless of election outcomes in November!