SSA has several Special Initiative Funds that donors may direct their gifts.
- The Excellence in Field Education Endowment provides dedicated and permanent support that ensures SSA leads the profession in providing the very best field education experience for students. The endowment supports student learning in field placements, mentoring and strengthening field instructors, and tightly connecting students’ field experiences to classroom content through seminars presented by master practitioners and faculty.
- The International Program Fund supports students’ study and field work abroad, and allows SSA to host international students.
- The African American Alumni Committee Student Awards support two or more graduating students of color annually in their transitions from school to work and are monetary stipends representing the contributions of donors. Students are chosen through a competitive application process through which candidates describe how they intend to support future SSA alumni of color.