Celebrate Public-Philanthropic Partnership


  • Michael Wallace
March 4, 2022 - (2 min read)

Does your city, town, or village work with a local charitable foundation? Have you created a successful partnership that strengthens your community through economic development, education, housing, or another type of project? There is a newly opened opportunity to celebrate that achievement, and help other communities duplicate your success!  

The Council on Foundations and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the opening of the 2022 Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, an award to recognize cross-sector partnerships between the philanthropic and public sectors. 

About the Award 

Now in its 10th year, the goal of the award is to recognize the partnership process and its impact as a community strategy to increase the quality of life for residents in communities of all sizes across America.  across all American geographies—urban, suburban, and rural. Governors, mayors, and tribal leaders may submit one nomination per jurisdiction. The award will be given to five foundations for completed or ongoing initiatives that are executed in partnership with any local, regional, or federal government. 

Nominations are judged on six criteria: 

  1. Strength of the cross-sector partnership 
  1. Locally driven outcomes 
  1. Partnerships that advance HUD’s strategic plan 
  1. Lasting impact 
  1. Evidence-based innovation 
  1. Transferability 

More Information

For more information on registration and eligibility, please visit the Council on Foundation’s website.  

About the Author

Michael Wallace

About the Author

Michael Wallace is the Legislative Director for Community and Economic Development on the Federal Advocacy team at the National League of Cities.