National Association of Social Workers Foundation
|Progress is not automatic; the world grows better because people wish that it should, and take the right steps to make it better.
— Jane Addams
The National Association of Social Workers Foundation (NASWF) is a 501(c)(3) organization created to support NASW’s educational and charitable initiatives through a wide range of projects that serve:
- The Profession – by honoring and investing in social workers past, current and future
- The Practitioner – by enhancing social workers’ knowledge and skills, and
- The Public – by providing information and resources to help individuals, families and communities
Founded in 2001, the Foundation's goals are to:
- identify, develop
and respond to social work policy and practice issues.
- assist with rapid response to social crises.
- support practice-based research, so that practice and research
are directly linked.
- raise the visibility of social work and enhance public esteem
for the profession.
- support the development of cutting edge continuing education
that addresses critical issues.
- promote the appropriate application of new technology to
the practice of social work.
Your support for The NASW Foundation helps us to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through programs that strengthen the social work profession. Please click here to make a secure online gift. Thank you for the difference you make each day, and thank you for your support.
The NASW Foundation is managed by a nine-member Board of Directors that comprises the current NASW President, three NASW members, and
three individuals involved in professions other than social work.
Nonvoting members of the board include the NASW Executive Director
who serves as President of the Foundation and the NASW President-Elect.
The Foundation administers a wide variety of educational and
research programs in an effort to fulfill its core mission
of enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and communities
through the advancement of social work policy and practice. Foundation
assets total more than $3.1 million, including the NASW Foundation
Endowment, which is funded by voluntary contributions from NASW
members and other supporters.