UNCF Minneapolis/St. Paul

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Why not invest your time or money in better futures for young people in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and around the country?


Thank you for your generosity on Giving Tuesday!

Your donations raised needed funds to support UNCF’s mission to help students get to and through college. UNCF still needs your assistance, as we can only help 1 out of 10 students who apply for scholarships, due to insufficient available funding.

Text UNCFMIN to 50555 to give $25, or click here to donate today and build better futures for African American students!


UNCF Minneapolis is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. The UNCF Minneapolis –St. Paul Office prides itself on bringing together community,  and business and community leaders to collaborate and address not only the importance of economic development but difficult issues like lack of workforce diversity, wide income disparities, and unequal education levels and opportunities primarily between African Americans and whites, during events like the annual MLK Breakfast and our UNCF State of Minnesota Leaders’ Luncheon on Education.

Want to volunteer for a formal event or a noontime luncheon with community leaders? Is a child you know looking for the right college? Can you contribute to keeping student aid available and academic programs strong at UNCF-member colleges or universities?

UNCF Minneapolis will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.

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UNCF Minneapolis-Saint Paul Office Staff

Laverne McCartney Knighton, Area Development Director