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HBCU FOUNDATION INC

  • Columbus, OH
  • http://www.thehbcufoundation.org

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Mission Statement

The HBCU Foundation is a nationally focused, federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose aim is to provide scholarship aid to desrving students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We partner with 107 public and private member-schools to:

- Increase access, retention and graduation rates of all students
- Identify and adequately equip students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities who have displayed significant leadership potential
- Create a pipeline for hiring organizations of top-tier, well-rounded, HBCU students and alumni
- Foster a new generation of entrepreneurially and globally-minded, HBCU student and alumni leaders

Main Programs

  1. Access HBCU: College Readiness
  2. Arts & Culture On Campus
  3. The HBCU Foundation Annual Leadership Institute™
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The HBCU Foundation serves nearly 300,000 students enrolled at 107 institutions across 20 states throughout the US:

Alabama
Arkansas
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Mississippi
Missouri
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia
U.S. Virgin Islands

ruling year

2006

Executive Director since 2006

Self-reported

Daniel Moss

Keywords

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education, scholarship, hbcu, students, college, pre-college, interships, art, culture, careers

Also Known As

The HBCU Foundation

EIN

20-2929264

 Number

0529456077

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Access HBCU: College Readiness

The HBCU Foundation’s ACCESS HBCU College Readiness Program focuses on college preparation and early awareness for students grade 8 through 12 and their families, or guardians.

Activities

Students will develop a High School planning calendar to help guide their successful matriculation from high school to college
Each student will undergo a Career Assessment and shall be provided a Career Roadmap
College Selection Workshop for students and Parents/Guardians
Navigating The Admissions Process (Workshop)
Essay preparation workshop
Demystifying the Financial Aid Application Process; a workshop for students and families
Scholarship Sourcing workshop
Respect the Hour; Time management techniques workshop
Ongoing Asset development
Development of a personal mission statement
HBCU college tours
Virtual HBCU College Tours
Students are also provided a range of other tools and useful on and offline resources.

Eligibility

Students from private, community and public schools are welcome to participate. One- one-one counseling is also available.

Next application period begins July 1, 2017. Email info@thehbcufoundation.org

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Blacks

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$25,000

Program 2

Arts & Culture On Campus

In 2017, The HBCU Foundation re-organized and embarked on a very personal mission to re-invigorate our HBCU campuses with engaging, thought-provoking, emotionally and intellectually-stimulating programs, featuring renown lecturers, scholars, artists, actors and forward-thinkers. Another component of our effort is to raise funding for the commission and installation of new artworks by renown artists on our 105 HBCU campuses.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Blacks

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$10,000

Program 3

The HBCU Foundation Annual Leadership Institute™

The HBCU Foundation Annual Leadership Institute™ is a nationally-focused program intended to develop high-potential students’ leadership skills, create a network of globally-minded, well-equipped scholars, and provide top-tier hiring organizations access to a pipeline of talented and motivated students, as well as facilitate key connections that result in career opportunities. The HBCU Foundation Leadership Institute targets students attending all 107 public and private HBCU institutions.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Blacks

Budget

$25,000

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    We are a growing organization, guiuded by a passion for serving the HBCU community. Our founder Bill Moss, was a staunch advocate for equity and parity in schools and fought for access to a quality education on behalf of underrepresented and disadvantaged children in Columbus, Ohio.

    The HBCU Foundation, is an extension of this legacy and leverages the passion of our staff and board towards our goals of:

    1. Partnering with our 106 member-schools to increase awareness and program staff support for The HBCU Foundation programs

    2. Working with campus liasons to develop and implement a process for identifying and interviewing HBCU Foundation Scholarship™ prospects

    3. Identifying new corporate partners for our HBCU Foundation Leadership Institute™

    4. Establishing an HBCU Foundation Student Ambassador™ program on 25% of all member campuses

    5. Registering with each state's Attorney General's office in all 50 US states

    6. Establish The HBCU Foundation as a premier scholarship granting organization

    7. Making key staff hires in fundraising, operations and support

    8. Establishing Workplace Giving programs at all Fortune 500 organizations, including a national team of Workplace Impact organizers

  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1. We will employ a pace of direct outreach to existing stakeholder relationships at all 107 HBCU schools via direct email blasts and staff outreach to personnell and respectibe campus leadership directly
    2. We will establish HBCU Foundation campus liasons on all HBCU campuses, including a network of student and staff volunteers by direct outreach to individuals on campus at the direction of administration, referrals and in response to marketing outreach.
    3. We will work with campus liasons to develop a process for identifing and interviewing HBCU Foundation Scholarship prospects under the direction of our Director of Programs in collaboration with campus liasons, many of whom have experience on their campuses working with similar programs and similar processes.
    4. The HBCU Foundaion will reach out to corporate partner prospects via online marketing, direct mail, conferences, events and via personal board and staff networks
    5. We will seek HBCU Foundation Student Ambassador candidates via outreach on volunteer-matching websites, websites targeting Black Students such as BlackStudents.com, large HBCU-related online platforms and social pages, as well as via our own database. Outreach will include newsletters, email blasts, banners, job postings and editorial content.
    6. The collective HBCU Foundation staff has taken this effort as a priority and will establish a priority list according to state and engage in an effort to register in no less than 5 states per month until complete
    7. The HBCU Foundation will embark on an aggressive capital campaign in an effort to build awareness of our resource. We have enlisted the support of popular radio stations and PR professionals in support of our cause, as well as have partnered with the largest HBCU-related website in existence to help build our public profile. Additionally, we are registering The HBCU Foundation on sites like Guidestar, Charity Watch and others in an effort to be as transparent as possible. Additionally, or goal is to allocate at least 65% of proceeds to scholarships and programs.
    8. We will market to vast online databases of HBCU Alumni and Professionals who will serve as liasons and work with their organizations to include us in emplyee giving programs.
    9. We will activate dedicated resources towards hiring key staff by working with nonprofit consultants to identify appropriate talent for key positions, as well as consult existing personal networks of talent
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The HBCU Foundation team is comprised of direct stakeholders in the HBCU community. Our staff and Board is comprised of HBCU alumni and Development Staff, 90% of whom have worked in direct support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities for at minimum, several years each. This passion and practical insight arms us with the ability to exact productive, nuanced partnerships with each of our respective schools in an effort to provide scholarships and other resources to their students.

    Through our efforts, we reach thousands of students and potential HBCU Foundation Scholars each week. Via a partnership with the largest job board targeting African Americans and HBCU students and alumni, we market our opportunities to top tier students and have the ability to target them by geography, major, year in school, gender, GPA, military status, greek letter organization and more. We work with an experienced team of talent soucing specialists who work on a daily basis sourcing talent from HBCUs specifically in support of the hiring needs of top companies. Our efforts will establish pipelines of talent for our partner organizations, as well as generate valuable recruitment branding on behalf of these organizations to an audience of 2 million alumni and students.


  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The HBCU Foundation has set out to accomplish entirely tangible goals for an organization of our size, areas of focus and scope. We will track our progress by:

    1. Independent Year-end Financial Audit

    2. Deployment of Program Success tracking software

    3. Deployment of Campaign and Donor tracking and Management software

    4. Benchmarking throughout the year - includes overall performance of organization, program participation rates, volunteer match success rate, campaign success, internship and candidate match success rate

    5. For reporting purposes to hiring orgnizations, we provide weekly reports on number of candidates screened, matched, # of job clicks, job views, applies, banner views, email blast open-rate, and more.

    6. We will encourage and monitor all program participant, staff, and supporter feedback
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    The HBCU Foundation has established itself as an organization committed to serving our nation's 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Our board and staff each come from a background steeped in HBCU tradition and have assailed the ranks of their respective careers only to be further compelled to give back even more in support of these schools and their students. We've done an excellent job of corralling this talent in support of our goal of providing access to a quality education for deserving students at HBCUs.

    What remains ahead is the task of building our capacity to serve. We are focused and committed on enlisting the help of more volunteers, as well as more supporters who may not have atended an HBCU, or be direct stakeholders, but see the importance and value in educating our youth. We're also working hard to make sure that our scholarships and programs are marketed to as many students and supporters as possible, so we will continue to build upon the relationships we have with many of the large HBCU-related events and online platforms.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The HBCU Foundation serves nearly 300,000 students enrolled at 107 institutions across 20 states throughout the US:

Alabama
Arkansas
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Mississippi
Missouri
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia
U.S. Virgin Islands

Funding Needs

The HBCU Foundation faces similar challenges of other growing organizations and has pressing needs in the areas of: 1. HBCU Foundation Scholarship Fund™ - The bulk of contributions made to The HBCU Foundation go in support of deserving students in need attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Donations to The HBCU Foundation Scholarship Fund are shuttled to carefully vetted recipients and awards are financial-need and merit-based. 2. Staff Development - On-going certification and professional development for HBCU Foundation board members and key personnel 3. Operations - Hiring of key operational staff, including an office manager, Director of Programs and grant writer

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Executive Director

Daniel Moss

BIO

Daniel Moss is an alumnus of Claflin University. While a student, Daniel was voted Freshman Class President, Painting Student of the year, served on several committies and academic clubs and captained his Honda Campus All-Star Challenge team on their 4 consecutive ascents to the national finals (In 2014 Daniel was voted into the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Hall of Fame).

In 1999, Daniel joined his brother William, a Hampton University alum and founder of HBCU mega-site www.HBCUconnect.com, the first social network targeting professional African Americans and to this day, with more than 2 million members, the largest HBCU-related organization in existence. In his role, Daniel worked closely with organizations in support of their diversity recruitment strategies and is an expert in matching organizations to premier HBCU talent for internship, entry-level and experienced hires. Daniel and his team have produced successful diversity candidate sourcing events throughout the United States and placed thousands of internship and career candidates since 1999.

A master painter, Daniel is published and has won numerous national awards and received a long list of commissions. As of this date, his most recent works were added to the permanent collection of Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina and feature oil-portraits of the 8 first ladies of the university on permanent display in Tingley Memorial Hall. The paintings were commissioned as a part of the book "Torchbeares: The Eight First Ladies of Claflin University.

Daniel is married and the father of one son.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Daniel Moss

Black Art News, LLC

Term: June 2006 -

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