The Council on Foundations and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have announced the 2018 winners of the Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.
With the aim of celebrating exemplary partnerships between foundations and government, the awards are given to place-based funders in recognition of completed or ongoing initiatives executed in partnership with a local, regional, or federal government agency. This year's winners include the Anthem Foundation, the Bon Secours of Maryland Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Foundation, the Polk Bros Foundation, and the Rasmuson Foundation; the Greater Cedar Rapids and Spartanburg community foundations; the Michael Reese Health Trust, and the U.S. Endowment for Forestry Communities.
"The cross-sector partnerships demonstrated among the winners of this year's awards highlight the power of collaboration," said Gene Cochrane, interim president and CEO of the Council on Foundations. "Through innovative, bold ideas and unique partnerships, these foundations are shining examples of philanthropy's ability to promote the common good."