Winners of the Community Partnership Award are selected by an independent committee that is separate from the Mutual of America Foundation. Members of the committee are chosen for their breadth of experience, excellent judgment and, above all, their commitment to addressing important issues facing American communities.
The Selection Committee reviews all completed applications and then meets to assess each program against the Community Partnership Award selection criteria. Because the committee works as a group, the decision on each Community Partnership applicant represents a collective judgment drawn from the insights and perspectives of each of its members.
- Applications received.
Each application is reviewed for completeness.
- Evaluations begin.
Committee evaluates each program against selection criteria.
- Due diligence deepens.
Site visits (in-person or virtual) are conducted.
- Selections made.
Finalists are determined for each award category.
- Board conducts final vote.
Award winners are notified.