UNCF Washington

“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 the District of Columbia, Maryland, Northern Virginia and around the country?

UNCF Washington is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.

Northern Virginia. Baltimore. Montgomery County. Prince George’s County. The District of Columbia. The UNCF Washington area office is out in those communities making a difference. Each year, generous corporations, foundations, organizations and hundreds of everyday folks from the community help our students recognize their dreams of a college education.

Regional Events

Did you know?

  • The students UNCF traditionally serves are from low- to moderate-income families and are often the first in their family to attend college.  More than 50 percent of our scholars come from families with incomes under $30,000 per year.
  • Prince George’s County, MD, is the site of the first Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration Breakfast hosted by UNCF—a celebration started in 1983, well before the holiday was nationally recognized.
  • Northern Virginia boasts some of our strongest supporters from the faith community, led by Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria.

Washington, DC-Supported HBCUs Punch Above their Weight

The UNCF research report HBCUs Punching Above Their Weight makes a strong case for a powerful proposition: Given their small average size and a history of being under-resourced, the enrollment, degree and economic impacts of HBCUs on African Americans in their respective states are significantly greater than one would expect. >> Read More at UNCF.org/PATW.


“We’re Back!!! Hallelujah!” – UNCF’s National A Mind Is …® Gala Was Live

For the first time in two years since the pandemic started ironically a year to the date in 2020, UNCF was able to host its National A Mind Is …®Gala in person. It was an amazing event. More than 500 guests, including alumni from all 37 UNCF-member institutions, were in attendance. The event raised $820,000. >>Read More 

DMV Leadership Council

DC Office Staff