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NASW Foundation & The NC Chapter Fund

The NASW Foundation is a 501C-3 nonprofit as established by the IRS.  This tax status means that donations towards any of our programs are considered charitable contributions and are thus tax deductible.   The North Carolina Chapter Fund, which is within the Foundation, was specifically established to "house” donations dedicated for and restricted for the use of the North Carolina Chapter and to benefit social workers who are members of the Chapter. Our Chapter programs provide student awards, conference scholarships and vital support for those in the social work profession. 

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Foundation Programs

There are four programs within the North Carolina Chapter Fund and thus four different ways to support social workers and the social work profession.


Toby Brown Award

$1,000 yearly award for a BSW student from a CSWE  accredited social work program established in the name of Toby Brown, a former beloved professor in the BSW program at NC State.  Yearly winners are selected based on excellence in the field and overall scholarly achievement.  See our current winner, view past winners and access an application formDonate to this program


The Presidents Award

Begun in recognition of all past NASW-NC Chapter Board Presidents, this $1,000 yearly award is provided to an MSW student from a CSWE accredited social work program and award winners are selected based on leadership potential.  Read about the current President’s award winner, view the listing of past winners and access an application form. Donate to this program


Conference Scholarship Fund

Established to provide conference registration fees for new social work professionals, this fund was the creation of the late Myrna Miller Wellons   Members who have graduated with either their BSW, MSW or doctorate in social work and are 3 years or less post graduation are eligible to apply for free registration to any NASW-NC conference. Two awards are available for each NASW conference.  Donations to this program cover the registration fees to those conferences.  Apply here for a conference scholarship. Donate to this program


Outreach-Research and Education Fund

This fund provides support for any type of project that might benefit the social work profession and  provides the opportunity for a tax deduction for those who want to support the profession in general.  Donations can be earmarked for a specific type of project and those wishing to establish a unique or named program can discuss the options for giving with Executive Director Kathy Boyd at 800-280-6207 or by email. Donate to this program

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