Recognition Awards


The NASW Foundation Awards recognize outstanding achievements and highlight significant contributions to the social work profession with two awards - the Knee/Wittman Health and Mental Health Achievement Awards and the International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award.  Please take this opportunity to acknowledge exceptional work.  Through identifying those who exemplify the very best in the field we honor and advance the profession. 

NASW National Awards


The NASW National Awards recognize leaders in the profession and in our communities who fully embody social work values and ethics. Our past award recipients have accomplished the extraordinary and we have been honored to recognize them. Read More >>



NASW Foundation / NASW Chapter Partnership


The NASW Foundation, as the tax-exempt subsidiary of NASW, is available to all NASW Chapters to house funds that are to be used for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes, and for which tax deductibility by the donor is desired. Learn More >>





Dr. Flavio Marsiglia 2016 Knee-Wittman Lifetime Achievement Recipient With Emcee Gary Bailey

Nomination Deadline Extended

Online Recognition Award nominations are accepted biennially.  We will accept nominations for the NASW and NASW Foundation Recognition Awards through November 14, 2019.

Award presentations will be made in conjunction with NASW's National Conference, June 14-17, 2020, in Washington, D.C.