Introductory Grant Writing Workshop


Friday, February 28, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NYU Silver School of Social Work 
1 Washington Square North
New York, NY 10003

NYSED Approved for 3 CE contact hours


Why are grant writing skills necessary in the Social Work Field? Becoming a well-rounded professional social worker requires a strong foundation in Grant Knowledge and Skills which are essential in developing, implementing and sustaining non-profit programs. The workshop is designed for the novice social worker and will provide participants with an introductory framework of researching and applying for grant funds. Participants will also gain a full understanding of what funders are looking for when reviewing proposal applications which will increase the likelihood of obtaining funding. 

Learning Objectives


  • Understand the importance of researching and applying for grant funding. 
  • Gain skills and knowledge necessary in applying for funding.
  • Gain an understanding of the many components of a grant proposal.    
  • Learn what grant reviewers commonly look for when approving a proposal.
  • Efficiently navigate and locate tools and resources that will support them in their journey of grant writing.


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Joseph Madonia, LCSW-R, CASAC

Mr. Madonia is currently the Executive Director of the Joseph Leroy and Ann C. Warner Fund, a private grant-giving foundation.  In this role he oversees all aspects of the foundation including administering grants to organizations that
improve the lives of children with disabilities and children in foster care. 

Mr. Madonia is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the New York University Silver School of Social Work.  He is also the 2019 recipient of the NASW Emerald Award for Leadership and Innovation in the field of Social Work.

Prior to the Warner Fund, Mr. Madonia spent 15 years as the Director of the Brooklyn Treatment Court where he was responsible for the implementation of policy and planning for judicial diversion courts including Brooklyn Diversion, Veterans, Co- Occurring and DWI  treatment courts.

Mr. Madonia was the co-developer of the Brooklyn Treatment Court Training Academy and conducted training for drug court practitioners through the New York State Unified Court System and the Center for Court Innovation. He stays close to court innovations by currently serving as an active board member of New York State Drug Court Professionals.

Mr. Madonia is a graduate of New York University and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He holds several degrees and certifications including Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor and Forensic Mental Health Counselor. He conducts professional development trainings for practicing clinicians throughout the United States and maintains a private practice where he treats adolescents and young adults with substance abuse and mental health disorders.