Willard C. Wichers Program

The Willard C. Wichers Program fund was created by Elizabeth DuMez to honor her father, a dedicated public servant whose life epitomized ethical sensibility. The Wichers Program upholds the social work profession's mission, principles, and values through ethics education. It supports professional development programs for social workers focused on building knowledge about the NASW Code of Ethics; its application and implications in various specialty practice areas; fostering proficiency in ethical problem-solving; and, advancing ethical practice across the social work profession. 

Over the years, the Wichers Program has sponsored several ethics programs  including the Spanish version of the NASW Code of Ethics, a national Ethics Summit, and a national forum on ethics and technology. The fund continues to support innovative programs that create opportunities for social workers to learn and dialogue about critical ethics issues facing the profession.

NASW National Awards

2016 NASW And NASW Foundation Recognition Award Winners

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

NASW Chapter Members At Outdoor Rally

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 >>


Group Around Table Calculating With Charts And Notes

Deadlines for NASW Foundation Scholarship, Fellowship, and Recognition Awards vary. Please visit relevant sections of the Foundation website for the latest news and information about our award programs. Questions can be emailed to the Foundation at this address: naswfoundation@socialworkers.org.