PACDC Accepting Nominations for 2022 Awards


PACDC’s Awards for Community Development Excellence recognize outstanding achievement by Community Development Corporations (CDCs) advancing PACDC’s vision of an equitable city where every Philadelphian lives works and thrives in a neighborhood that offers an excellent quality of life. PACDC will recognize winners at our 2022 Gala and Awards Ceremony and VIP Reception.

NOMINATE a CDC, an individual, or yourself for one (or more) of the following award categories:

  • Blue Ribbon Award honoring projects and programs for their achievements in Community Development Excellence in two categories: Real Estate Development Projects and Community Development Programs.
  • Community Leader Award recognizing outstanding volunteer leadership
  • Equitable Entrepreneur Award recognizing outstanding leadership by an individual entrepreneur that advances equity and economic opportunity for low-income residents in their business model
  • Rising Star Award recognizing staff under 40 at PACDC Member organizations

The deadline for all nominations is 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 14, 2022.

Please contact with any questions or concerns. If your nomination form does not immediately open after clicking the links above, please check your ‘Downloads’ folder for the Microsoft Word file. 

1/12/22 Update: We understand that at this point in the year, you might struggle to find the time or capacity to write up a nomination on top of everything else on your plate. We want to meet you where you are. We are now also accepting audio/video nomination submissions! Can you talk endlessly about how great a volunteer is? Or your favorite business? Submit this Google Form where you will be able to upload an audio or video file answering the prompts. Written nominations should still be submitted via email to