HUD No. 21-102
HUD Public Affairs
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June 17, 2021


WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations announced the 2021 winners of the Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The awards recognize the partnership process and its impact as a community strategy to increase the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents across all American geographies – urban, suburban, and rural.

“Bridging the gap between government and philanthropy is a great accomplishment, so we are honored to offer our congratulations to this year’s award winners,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “These awards are a good example of what working together can do to help Americans achieve their goals.”

“I’m inspired to see the community impact that the awardees have made during a year when very little was easy,” said Kathleen P. Enright, President & CEO of the Council on Foundations. “This year’s award winners are proving once again that strategic partnerships between philanthropy and the government are indispensable. Congratulations to these six organizations whose determination and collaboration has clearly advanced the greater good.”

HUD’s International and Philanthropic Affairs Division (IPAD) has co-hosted these awards with the Council since 2012. These awards serve as the premier collaboration in a fruitful partnership between HUD and the Council. Additionally, the awards are catalytic boosts of support for the winning foundations and are often leveraged to further promote their initiatives and attract new investment.

The awards were presented at the Council’s Leading Together virtual conference:

This year’s winners are leading innovative public-philanthropic partnerships in America’s cities, suburbs, and rural areas. See the winners below:

AdventHealth Foundation
Buhl Foundation
CareSource Foundation
Citi Foundation
National Church Residences Foundation
San Diego Foundation

To learn more about the 2021 winners and their initiatives, visit:

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