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HUD No. 23-117
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June 14, 2023

HUD and Council of Foundations Announce Winners of 2023 Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

WASHINGTON - On June 14, 2023, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) announced the winners of the 2023 Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.

The Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships recognizes excellence in partnerships that have both transformed the relationship between the public and philanthropic sectors and led to measurable benefits in housing and community development, including increased economic opportunity, health, safety, education, workforce development, disaster resilience, inclusivity and cultural opportunities, and/or housing access for low- and moderate-income families. This year’s winners were honored at an award ceremony at COF’s Leading Locally Conference in Denver, Colorado. The awards were presented by Solomon Greene, HUD’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, and Kathleen Enright, COF’s President and CEO.

“This year’s awardees represent the heartbeat of our great nation,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Every day, they respond to the call of some of our most vulnerable neighbors, advocate on their behalf, and confront some of our most pressing challenges.”

“We’re proud to recognize these grantmakers and their public-sector collaborators who together create innovative, place-based initiatives with lasting impact,” said Council on Foundations President and CEO Kathleen Enright. “They are all incredible testaments to what it means to truly love where you live.”

This year’s winners include:

  1. The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida
  2. Chicago Community Trust
  3. Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
  4. The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
  5. Community Foundation Boulder County
  6. Rasmuson Foundation
  7. Excellerate Foundation
  8. Rose Community Foundation
  9. Greater Milwaukee Foundation

To learn more about 2023 winners and their initiatives, visit: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/about/Pub_Phil_2023_Intro.html.


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