HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 18-069
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
For Release
July 16, 2018


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations today announced the 2018 winners of the Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The awards recognize exemplary partnerships between foundations and government that have been critical in transforming communities and improving lives.

"Through these awards, we celebrate what we can accomplish through partnership, and we acknowledge that the outcomes we can achieve together are far greater than we can achieve on our own," Secretary Ben Carson said. "What unites all of today's winners is the drive to help others, especially those communities and neighborhoods which are often neglected."

"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."

This year's awards were presented by Secretary Carson as part of a ceremony simulcast on Facebook Live ( from HUD Headquarters in Washington, DC. Awards are given to place-based funders for completed or ongoing initiatives that are executed in partnership with a local, regional, or federal government agency. The winners are:

  • Anthem Foundation
  • Bon Secours of Maryland Foundation
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
  • The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation and The Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation
  • Michael Reese Health Trust and Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Rasmuson Foundation
  • Spartanburg County Foundation
  • U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

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