United Negro College Fund

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The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) "is the nation’s largest, oldest, most successful and most comprehensive minority higher education assistance organization. UNCF provides operating funds and technology enhancement services for 39 member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), scholarships and internships for students at about 900 institutions and faculty and administrative professional training.

"Over 63 years, the United Negro College Fund has raised more than $2 billion to help a total of more than 350,000 students attend college and has distributed more funds to help minorities attend school than any entity outside of the government."[1]

Senior Staff[2]


Web: http://www.uncf.org

Related Articles

  • Marybeth Gasman, “Rhetoric Vs. Reality: The Fundraising Messages of the United Negro College Fund in the Immediate Aftermath of the Brown Decision,” History of Education Quarterly, 44, 1, (2004).

Resources and articles

Related SourceWatch


  1. About Us, Negro College Fund, accessed July 7, 2007.
  2. Who We Are, United Negro College Fund, accessed July 7, 2007.