2011 Finalists

Eight finalists were selected for the 2011 Collaboration Prize.

Adoption Coalition of Texas, Austin, Texas, Working with the Austin Community Foundation and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, five child-placing agencies join forces to increase the number of children moved from foster care to permanent homes. 

Community Voice Mail Federation, Seattle, Washington, This national collaborative of human services organizations helps people living in crisis, poverty, or transition rebuild their lives by connecting them via telecommunications services to jobs, housing, and information.

Feed More, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, The merger of Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia and the Central Virginia Food Bank expands services and more effectively and efficiently fights hunger.

Graduate! Philadelphia
, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, This collaboration among workforce and economic development organizations and institutions of higher education is marshaling resources to create lasting systemic change and increase the number of adults completing a college degree.

Gulf Coast Consortia, Galveston and Houston, Texas, University partners tackling human health challenges design a collaborative approach to initiate and maintain multi-institutional training programs, purchase and share costly equipment and facilities necessary for advanced research, and encourage and facilitate exchange of novel scientific knowledge.

Merger of Network for Good and Groundspring
, Bethesda, Maryland, A merger of two nonprofits combining complementary strengths to increase charitable giving and efficiency through a robust platform for online giving and associated support services for users.

The WAICU Collaboration Project, Madison, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Kenosha, Ashland, Ripon, and De Pere, Wisconsin, Twenty private colleges and universities involved in the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) create the WAICU Collaboration Project to perform all administrative support functions of the member institutions, improving efficiency and yielding millions of dollars in cost savings for its members.

Westside Infant-Family Network, Venice and Culver City, California, Organizations serving children and families fill a significant service gap and forge a collaborative approach to provide culturally sensitive, bilingual mental health care for children (prenatal through three) and their families.