Staten Island Foundation Creates Elizabeth Dubovsky Fellowship In Social Work, Accepting Grant Applications

The Board of The Staten Island Foundation has established The Staten Island Foundation Elizabeth Dubovsky Fellowship in Social Work (Fellowship) in honor of its first Executive Director, Betsy Dubovsky, after her untimely passing from pancreatic cancer in February 2021. Because she often identified herself as a social worker at heart, the Foundation, in consultation with Betsy’s family, has created a professional learning opportunity in social work to celebrate her life and continue her legacy of service to the community. The Fellowship program will incorporate some of the values that Betsy championed, such as life-long learning, working collaboratively, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Child with social worker. Image Credit - charlesdeluvio

Child with social worker. Image Credit – charlesdeluvio

The Foundation invites Staten Island-based nonprofits to apply to host Social Work Fellows that will begin their fellowship in the fall of 2022. It is anticipated that 2 local nonprofits will be selected to receive up to $50,000 grants to serve as hosts with funds allocated to Fellow stipends, professional development, and project administration. The selected Fellowship hosts will work with the Foundation to identify candidates for the Fellowship.

Fellowship guidelines can be found here and application information can be found here. The deadline for nonprofits to submit applications to serve as a Fellowship host is December 1, 2021.

For further information please call Marie Payne, Grants Manager at 718-697-2831.

Banner Image: Betsy Dubovsky. Image Credit – Staten Island Foundation 

Staten Island Foundation

The mission of The Staten Island Foundation is to improve the quality of life on Staten Island, particularly for the least advantaged, with a focus on improving education, health, community services, and the arts. Strategies to accomplish the mission include financial support; providing leadership for the community; collaboration with grantees, funders, and other entities; and building the capacity of local organizations to better fulfill their missions.

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