At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives each one of us the power to make positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value we can act on.
GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity—to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and to heal. With that in mind, during these exceedingly challenging times, the NASW Foundation needs your support more than ever before. Together we give and impact lives.
As you may be aware, the NASW Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created in 2001 to support NASW’s educational, research, and charitable initiatives through a wide range of diverse programs and projects that serve and promote the social work profession, the practitioner, and the public.
We fulfill our core mission of enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through the advancement of social work policy and practice. Since 2001, the Foundation has raised and invested approximately $40 million in a wide array of programs and activities.
We strive to train social workers, with outside grant assistance, to provide services to clients through the NASW / Hartford Supervisory Leaders in Aging; Social Work HEALS—Social Work Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and alcohol awareness; and many other special projects. [Photo: 2019 Social Work HEALS Scholars on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.]
We work with the NASW Social Work Pioneers® to recognize and honor members of the social work profession who have contributed to the evolution and enrichment of the profession. And we fund scholarships, fellowships, and recognition awards that help to educate the next generation of social workers and recognize social workers for outstanding achievements. [Photo: 2019 Pioneer Event, Dr. Bernice C. Harper, Dr. Ruth G. McRoy, and Patricia Martin-O’Meally.]
We help the NASW Chapters to raise funds to support educational, research, training, and scholarship activities at the state and local level; and our Ruth Fizdale Program underwrites NASW Chapter research projects that link practice and policy issues with relevant social issues. [Photo: 2016 Illinois Chapter Supervisory Leaders In Aging Graduates, Chicago.]
Your support will help us continue this important work. In addition to making a donation, please tell your colleagues, friends, and family why you believe in our work and encourage them to support us too.
To learn more about all of our programs and activities, please visit the NASW Foundation Website. Join the movement by making a donation today!
We are deeply grateful for your support and friendship, and hope you and your family stay safe and healthy.
The NASW Foundation Team