Marguerite Casey Foundation launched the Patiño Moore Legacy Award in 2011 in partnership with the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) and Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) . The Patiño Moore Legacy Award recognizes those organizations whose work fosters collaboration between Latino and African-American communities to effect positive, sustainable change for all of America’s families. The award is named after Dr. Douglas Patiño and Wenda Weekes Moore, independent leaders in the fields of higher education and public service, for their ongoing legacy of working together to improve relations between Black and Brown communities.
The winner(s) of the Patiño Moore Legacy Award will receive a combined maximum of $150,000 over 12 months to support their work to unite Black and Brown communities in a shared vision of economic and social well-being. The selection committee is especially interested in achievements that have the potential to inspire and raise the capacity of other organizations and individuals to build a family-led movement across cultures, races, ethnicities, regions and issues.
Through the Patiño Moore Legacy Award , the foundation, ABFE and HIP intend to:
  • Recognize and reward the accomplishments of organizations that work to break down the barriers that have traditionally existed between Latino and African-American communities, to build a national movement to ensure the well-being of all of America’s families.
  • Generate field-wide understanding and appreciation of the critical value of movement building work that sustains collaboration among diverse constituencies toward creating lasting social change.
  • Elevate the efforts of organizations that engage low-income families to work harmoniously in breaking down structural barriers to racial, social and economic equity.
  • Foster peer network engagement, learning and collaboration among organizations that serve low-income families.

Only current members of ABFE and HIP are eligible to submit nominations . Nominators should be exceptionally familiar with the nominee and able to clearly articulate the impact and significance of their work.

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PLEASE NOTE: Nominees should not be made aware of their nomination.
Nominees must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. They should have a clear history of accomplishments in fostering collaboration between Black and Brown communities. Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate deep relationships between organizational leadership, organizational staff and community members.
Nominations must be submitted electronically to by 5:00pm (PDT) Monday, August 20, 2018. Nominations must be sent directly by the primary nominator or they will not be considered for selection.
In addition to the nomination form, downloadable here , the primary nominator should address the following, in three pages or less:
1.    The nominee’s demonstrated commitment to building a movement across Black and Brown communities.
2.    How the nominee’s work has had an impact on policy at the regional, state and/or national level.
3.    Unique methodologies, practices, and artistic expressions that the organization applies in building collaboration across Latino and African-American communities.
4.    How low-income families are engaged directly in the planning, work and accomplishments of the nominee.
5.    How the organization has fostered peer network engagement, learning and collaboration among organizations that serve low-income families.
6.    How the organization has sought to generate field-wide understanding and appreciation of the critical value of movement building.
Up to two supplemental letters of support may be submitted in addition to the form and letter submitted by the primary nominator. Letters of support should accompany the primary nomination and should not exceed one page in length each.
The recipient of the Patiño Moore Legacy Award will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of staff and board representatives from ABFE, HIP and Marguerite Casey Foundation, in addition to an independent public leader. The selection process will evaluate nominees solely on the information provided in nomination materials and without regard to the nominee’s or nominator’s relationship to any of the sponsoring organizations. The winner of the 2018 Patiño Moore Legacy Award will be notified in September 2018; a special award presentation will take place on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Marguerite Casey Foundation board meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Douglas X. Patiño is a founding member and secretary of the Marguerite Casey Foundation board of directors. He currently chairs the Governance Committee and serves on the Audit, and Finance and Investment Committees. He is vice chancellor emeritus for the California State University system, a title which he was awarded for his outstanding contributions in advancing the largest senior university system in the United States. Dr. Patiño is a trustee of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and formerly served on the Enterprise of the Americas Board, to which he was appointed by former President Bill Clinton. He formerly served as President/CEO of the Marin Community Foundation, chair of the board of The California Wellness Foundation; director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security; secretary of the California Health and Welfare Agency; director of the California Employment Development Department; and as president of the California State University Foundation.
Wenda Weekes Moore is distinguished as the first woman, and the first African-American, to serve as vice chair, and subsequently as chair, of the University of Minnesota’s board of regents. Mrs. Moore is a former member and chair of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation board of trustees, and a former member of the board of directors of the Council on Foundations. She was a delegate to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Beijing NGO Forum on Women; and she served on the advisory committee to the Kellogg Commission on the Future of Higher Education. Mrs. Moore has held various positions including staff assistant to Governor Wendell R. Anderson. She has served on the Federal District Judge Selection Committee; the National Committee on Presidential Selection and Evaluation, Association of Governing Boards; the advisory board to the U.S. Dept of Education; the board of advisors to the General Medical Sciences Council of the National Institutes of Health; the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education; the Minnesota Orchestral Association and St. Benedict’s College.

ABFE : A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities exists to promote effective and responsive philanthropy in black communities. Established in 1971, as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the organization has grown into an independent membership organization that counts among its members the most influential staff, trustees and donors of grantmaking institutions that promote effective and responsive philanthropy in black communities. While ABFE celebrates this history and influence, it also recognizes that black communities and the philanthropic leaders who serve those communities still face institutional and structural barriers that often hinder efforts to leverage philanthropy's powerful tools for positive, enduring social change.
Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), founded in 1983 to promote stronger partnerships between organized philanthropy and Latino communities, has developed into a transnational network of grantmakers committed to strengthening Latino communities across the Americas. HIP works to strengthen Latino communities by increasing resources for the Latino and Latin American civil sector; increasing Latino participation and leadership throughout the field of philanthropy; and fostering policy change to enhance equity and inclusiveness.
Marguerite Casey Foundation was founded in 2001 and exists to help low-income families strengthen their voice and mobilize their communities in order to achieve a more just and equitable society for all.