Educational Institutions

United Negro College Fund, Inc.

  • Washington, DC
  • www.uncf.org

Mission Statement

Since UNCF was founded in 1944, opportunities for African American and other minority youths have increased dramatically. But the national need for minority education has proven as timeless as UNCF's motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste" Far too many African American and other minority students still lack the financial and other support or the rigorous pre-college education they need to gain admission to and succeed in college.

It is to the success, in school and beyond, of these young men and women that UNCF is dedicated, as much today as it was when it was founded.

Main Programs

  1. Financial Aid
Service Areas

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National

The nation's largest and most effective minority education association, UNCF is national in scope and impact.  It has awarded thousands of scholarships to students from all fifty states to attend over 900 colleges and universities across the country.  Its 37 member colleges are located in ten southern states, Texas and Ohio.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Mr. Dr. Michael L. L. Lomax

Keywords

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Education, minority, scholarships, policy, advocacy, historically black colleges and universities

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Also Known As

UNCF

EIN

13-1624241

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Financial Aid

UNCF provides scholarships and internships to more than 8,000 students each year under more than 400 programs for minority and low-income students. UNCF?s Corporate Scholars Program provides not only opportunities for students, but access to a diverse pipeline of future leaders for some of the nation?s largest corporations. UNCF provides financial support to its 39 member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) so they can maintain strong academic programs and affordable tuition levels and so they can provide last-dollar scholarships to their 55,000 students. HBCUs represent just 3% of the nation?s colleges and universities, but have awarded 18% of the college degrees earned by African Americans. UNCF reaches out to the public and policy makers to advocate for the importance of minority education through public service TV and radio spots, newspaper and magazine advertisements, Web-based communications and billboards, and through its annual national TV program, An Evening of Stars®.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$129,729,503.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The nation's largest and most effective minority education association, UNCF is national in scope and impact.  It has awarded thousands of scholarships to students from all fifty states to attend over 900 colleges and universities across the country.  Its 37 member colleges are located in ten southern states, Texas and Ohio.

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UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND INC
Fiscal year: Apr 01-Mar 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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United Negro College Fund, Inc.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Dr. Michael L. L. Lomax

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

William L. Stasior

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