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Mayor’s Strategic Partnerships Initiative Award

The Mayor’s Strategic Partnerships Initiative Award, previously named the COJ/HUD Public-Philanthropic Initiative Award, is an annual recognition award sponsored by the City of Jacksonville with the purpose of showcasing excellence in partnerships that have both transformed the relationship between sectors and led to measurable benefits for low-and moderate-income individuals and families in Jacksonville. This award highlights the power of collective impact that can be achieved through strategic partnerships.

Awardees are selected by an independent jury panel for completed or ongoing initiatives that are executed in collaboration with cross-sector community partners. The application should be submitted by the lead 501(c)3 applicant, and the agency must be in good standing with their philanthropic and government partners. For questions not covered in the award brochure, please contact the COJ Strategic Partnerships Office at or 904-255-5021.

Click on the links below to view the 2022 award brochure and application: 

The application period for the 2022 Mayor’s Strategic Partnerships Initiative Award is now closed. The City of Jacksonville will be announcing the 2022 Awardees at an Awards Ceremony in Spring 2022. 

About the 2021 Partnerships Award:
In 2021, the City of Jacksonville launched this award in partnership U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development -Jacksonville Field Office. Jacksonville was the first city to locally replicate HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships national award, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in partnership with The Council on Foundations.

Click here to learn about the 2021 Awardees.