This Holiday Season the NASW Foundation extends warm wishes and deep appreciation to professional social workers who work tirelessly to address some of society’s most challenging issues. You make the world a better place and we salute you for your skills, knowledge, energy, devotion, and compassion. “Thank you, thank you, for all you do!”
As the year winds down, we are hopeful and optimistic that brighter days are ahead if we remain committed and work together to end the pandemic, promote social justice for all, and strive for an end to racism. The Foundation remains dedicated to serving and promoting the social work profession, the practitioner, and the public.
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 impactful programs and projects that serve the social work profession, the practitioner, and the public. We are promoting a just and equitable world through social work in 2021 by:
Educating social workers about COVID-19, so they can talk with clients and help the vaccine hesitant address their questions thanks to a one-year, $3.3 million, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant.
Collaborating with NASW Chapters on grants and fundraising to support social work at the state and local levels (four new grants to strengthen social work, diversity, and the social work workforce in California, Hawaii, Illinois, and Iowa).
Awarding 16 scholarships totaling $66,000 to students who work with Native American, Black, and Latinx populations (Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship and Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship). [Pictured: Verne LaMarr Lyons Scholar, André Marcel Harris, University of Houston.]
Electing 21 amazing new NASW Social Work Pioneers® who represent the full diversity and breadth of social work.
In the spirit of gift giving, please remember the NASW Foundation with a generous tax-deductible charitable donation by the close of this year, December 31. In the coming year, we urge you also to consider including the Foundation in your estate planning, a donor-advised or retirement fund, and other planned giving strategies. Visit our website for more information and contact us for a conversation (202-336-8298). We would love to work with you.
We are deeply grateful for your continuing support and friendship, and hope you and your family stay safe, happy, and healthy during the holiday season and beyond.
The NASW Foundation