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Charity Navigator Four Star Charity

We are proud to announce that Urban Ministries of Durham has received the highest possible rating, four stars, from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is America's premier independent charity evaluator, ranking charities by evaluating two broad areas of performance: fiancial health and accountability and transparency. Receiving four stars indicates that UMD adheres to good governance and other best practices and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. 

Guidestar Exchange Gold Participant 

Guidestar Gold

Urban Ministries of Durham is a Gold-level Guide Star Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. 

Keeper of the Dream Award

On Janurary 21, 2013 Urban Ministries of Durham was presented the Keeper of the Dream Award by the Durham Community Martin L. King, Jr. Steering Committee. 

The Keeper of the Dream Award is a public recognition of individuals, organizations, or institutions for outstanding leadership and/or service to improve the quality of life for all citizens and work toward racial equality, human rights, peace, and economic justice for all people. 

Women in Business Award

On August 21, 2012 the Triangle Business Journal announced Patrice Nelson, Executive Director of Urban Ministries of Durham, as a winner of the 2012 Women in Business Award.

"This year's Women in Business winners represent a consummate balance of business success and community building," says Bryan Hamilton, publisher, Triangle Business Journal. "These are women who have held themselves to extraordinary goals and have persevered through many obstacles to accomplish them."

Effie Award

Urban Ministries of Durham won two 2012 North American Effie Awards for SPENT in the category of Media Idea and for SPENT in the category of Media Innovation. 

Developed by McKinney, a Durham-based advertising agency, SPENT challenges players to make it through the month on their last $1,000.  Changes in employment, housing, medical costs, and other expenses force the SPENT player to make difficult choices that often compromise the health, safety, or integrity of their families.  Unfortunately, this game is the reality for many of the 6,000 people who come to UMD each year because they have simply run out of options.

Receiving an Effie Award signifies your work was one of the most effective marketing efforts of last year, incorporating an insightful communications strategy, outstanding creativity, and the market results to prove it worked.  Effie entries go through two rigorous rounds of judging and a small percentage of entering cases emerge as winners.

Business Excellence Award, Non Profit Category, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

On September 15, 2011 the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce presented Urban Ministries of Durham with a Business Excellence Award in the Non Profit Category.

The award is given to recognize non profits that demonstrate superior performance, quality and consistency in the pursuit of its mission, as well as its programmatice offerings to the community and overall non profit management excellence.

W. Deen Mohammed Award for Humanitarian Service

The W. Deen Mohammed Islamic Center of Durham presented the award to Urban Ministries of Durham on May 14th, during the 2011 Promoting Human Excellence Anniversary Dinner and Awards Banquet.

Imam A. Munir Mohammed announced that the award "[recognizes] citizens and organizations of Durham for their commitment to interfaith dialogue, humanitarian service, and other areas that enrich community life in our great city."

Durham County Commissioners Community Circle Award

The Durham County Board of County Commissioners presented the November 2010 Commissioners Community Circle Award to UMD during the November 22 evening session.

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Father George Mader Award

On November 14, 2009 Urban Ministries of Durham was recognized by the Catholic Network of Volunteer Service (CNVS) with the Father George Mader Award.

Since 1988, the award has been given to honor organizations and individuals that encourage men and women to serve others in the United States and abroad.  It is named after Father George Mader of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, who in 1963, together with his sister Patricia Mader Stalker, founded what is today known as the Catholic Network of Volunteer Service.  The group is a national membership organization of Christian volunteer and mission programs that fosters and promotes full-time national and international service opportunities for people of all backgrounds svenska spel casino, ages and skills.  

Urban Ministries of Durham, founded by volunteers and heavily supported by a vast network of volunteers, is extremely honored gracious for this recognition of achievement.