The New York Community Trust has released guidelines for grants that aim to make the social work profession more effective in addressing systemic social problems by integrating education, research, and practice.
Through the program, the trust seeks to fund projects designed to build an evidence base for social work intervention; introduce innovations in the classroom and the field and connect training and research to communities; make macro practice a priority and improve training in policy, management, and leadership; and support research that helps social workers improve practice and addresses larger social issues.
Academic institutions in New York City and anationwide, and nonprofits working with such institutions, are encouraged to apply.
The program will accept applications year round and will award grants in June and December. Applications for consideration this December must be received by September 28, 2012.
In addition to the new program, the trust will continue to make grants to New York City nonprofits for projects that help poor families become more self-sufficient and preserve the safety of the most vulnerable children.
Visit the NYCT Web site for program guidelines and application instructions.