The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award recognizes outstanding nonprofit organizations in the United States that have shown exemplary leadership by facilitating partnerships with public, private or social sector leaders who are working together as equal partners, not as donors and recipients, to build a cohesive community that serves as a model for collaborating with others for the greater good.
The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society.
Each year, the Mutual of America Foundation sponsors a national competition in which hundreds of organizations demonstrate the value of their partnership to the communities they serve, their ability to be replicated by others and their capacity to stimulate new approaches to addressing significant social issues. From this group, an independent committee selects 10 organizations for a Community Partnership Award and produces a documentary video of the national award-winning partnership. The video serves as a valuable tool in the partnership’s efforts to expand public awareness of their crucial work and help them attract additional partners and new sponsors.
Since its inception in 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 180 partnerships from cities and towns all across America. All of the honorees are leaders in society, creating innovative and effective solutions to help those in need. They share a vision of the future in which collaboration, compassionate action and inclusion are the highest values.
Through the Community Partnership Award, Mutual of America recognizes, supports and helps
extend the work of these vital partnerships devoted to the public good. It is
with enormous pride that Mutual of America presents the
Community Partnership Award for 2013.
To be considered for the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award, an organization
must complete an application and provide a typewritten statement, not to exceed three
pages in length, which addresses the following criteria: A description of the
partnership and the role of each partner; an explanation of how the partnership
was started; the duration of the partnership to date (a minimum of one year); a
demonstration that the partnership has made a difference; the ability of the
partnership to be replicated and stimulate new ideas in addressing social
issues; and the partnership's commitment to advancing the mission and
principles of the applicant organization.
In addition, the organization should include a copy of its most recent annual report,
audited financial statements, a comprehensive list of the individuals
comprising the governing body of the organization (board of directors or
trustees and principal officers) and the name and telephone number of the
person at the organization to contact concerning the application.
Please refer to the complete
applications must be received no later than April 1, 2014. Applications
that fail to meet the criteria will not be considered.
Unable to view the application or Award Guidelines?
If you have additional questions about the Community Partnership Award, please contact:
Mr. Thomas Gilliam
Chairman & CEO
Mutual of America Foundation
320 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6839
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