About the Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award

The Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award (CPA)
was created in 1996 by the Mutual of America Foundation.

Each year, we honor nonprofit organizations from across the country that are helping to move our nation forward by building healthier, more equitable communities. Now in its 27th year, this prestigious award encourages nonprofits that work in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations to demonstrate:

  1. The measurable impact their program is having on the communities it serves.
  2. What they are doing to replicate and share their program for the benefit of other local communities.
  3. How they are innovating new approaches to meeting new and evolving community needs.

In 2022, an independent committee selected six Community Partnership Award winners from nearly 500 organizations that applied for an award. From this group:

  • One organization received the Thomas J. Moran Award, which is given to the national award-winning program. The Thomas J. Moran Award-winning organization received $100,000 and a documentary video about its program. Past winners have used their videos as a valuable tool to expand public awareness of their work and to help attract additional partners and sponsors.
  • One organization received the newly established Frances R. Hesselbein Award and $50,000. This award will annually recognize a partnership that is addressing social challenges in more than one community, or which demonstrates the potential to be replicated in other communities.
  • Four organizations were named Honorable Mention Award recipients. Each received $50,000.

It is with enormous pride that Mutual of America presents profiles of the 2022 Community Partnership Award winners. We also invite you to visit the official Mutual of America Foundation YouTube channel to see the videos created for each of the 27 national award-winning programs.


Approximate number of nonprofits that applied for the 2022 Community Partnership Award.


2022 Community Partnership Award winners.


Community Partnership Award recipients honored since 1996.

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