Institute for Capacity Building
Who We Are and What We Do
In 1944, UNCF was founded to help champion Black higher education through joint institutional fundraising, providing new scholarships, fellowships, programs and supports for our 42 member institutions so they can continue to advance their respective missions.
In 2006, to further our partnerships with Black colleges and universities and support their ongoing transformation and improvement, UNCF formed the Institute for Capacity Building. Since its founding, UNCF ICB has provided a range of direct support and technical assistance to 42 Black colleges and universities by:
- Promoting the adoption of best practices emerging from country’s network of HBCUs and Predominantly Black Institutions.
- Advocating policy and fundraising priorities to help Black institutions and students to thrive.
- Innovating new partnerships, processes, technologies and strategies, all focused on institutional sustainability.
- Storytelling, by marshaling research, evaluation, communications, and communities of practice to offer accurate perspectives on HBCUs and Black students