2021 COJ/HUD Initiative Awardee!

On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, Operation New Hope was honored by Mayor Lenny Curry on behalf of the City of Jacksonville and in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a 2021 recipient of the COJ/HUD Public-Philanthropic Initiative Award. Awardees were selected by an independent jury panel and presented to three Jacksonville partnerships for completed or ongoing initiatives that are executed in collaboration with community partners including philanthropy and local, state, or federal government.

“This award is about recognizing excellent local organizations that have worked in partnership with public agencies to provide measurable benefits for our community. And these three organizations are tremendous assets that have done amazing things in the areas of youth services, reentry services, and homelessness. They full-heartedly demonstrate the power of collective impact and what can be accomplished when we work together—as ONE CITY—towards a common goal.” -Mayor Lenny Curry

The COJ/HUD Public-Philanthropic Initiative Award recognizes excellence in public-philanthropic partnerships that have both transformed the relationship between sectors and led to measurable benefits for low-and moderate-income individuals and families. 

This award is modeled after the HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in partnership with The Council on Foundations. Jacksonville is the first city chosen to locally replicate this national award.

Click here to learn more about the COJ/HUD Public-Philanthropic Initiative Award.

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