Our world needs Columbia-trained social workers.
Your gift today ensures that the Columbia School of Social Work fulfills its mission to advance social justice and enhance the well-being of the people and communities of New York City, the nation, and around the world. Thank you for your partnership in shaping the kind of society we live in.
CSSW Annual Funds
The Columbia Social Work Fund is one of many ways to support our exceptional social work students. These gifts provide immediate resources, where they are needed most, that make a Columbia social work education possible and enhance the student experience. The greatest need today is student scholarships.
Contributions to the Financial Aid Gift Fund make it possible for CSSW to award scholarships to 90% of the student body. For some students, these funds are critical to opening the doors to a CSSW education. The most important way we make CSSW accessible to people from all backgrounds is through scholarships.
Even before the pandemic, roughly 40 percent of Americans would struggle to cover an emergency $400 expense. Today, social work students are especially vulnerable in the face of family crises, last-minute relocations, and loss of income and opportunity due to the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and anti-Black racism. The CSSW Student Emergency Relief Fund provides direct financial relief to students when they need it most.
Building on our rapidly developed COVID-19 action initiative, the Action Lab for Social Justice promotes anti-racism and combats systemic inequalities. By challenging the beliefs, policies, and systems that divide us, this group of students and faculty members uses education, research, and practice to strive for justice and equity.