During the Pandemic, Your Amazon Purchases Can Help HBCU Students

As a way to help UNCF help African American college students, HBCUs and the communities in which they are located impacted by the current coronavirus pandemic, AmazonSmile provides customers with a unique and easy way to give to UNCF, even if you’re a college student yourself.

Anyone who uses Amazon.com can donate to UNCF for no extra cost—just sign up for AmazonSmile, and designate UNCF as your charity of choice on your account.  AmazonSmile returns .5% of all your eligible purchases to UNCF.  As simple as that. What a great way to help a talented student get to and through college!

NOTE: You must access your Amazon or Amazon Prime account through the AmazonSmile link EVERY TIME you place an order, for UNCF to receive the benefit.


Each year, UNCF and AmazonSmile work together to support students at our member institutions and at 1,100 other college and universities across the country. When you choose UNCF as your charity at AmazonSmile—Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to UNCF. These funds help us provide more than 10,000 scholarship awards each year that help students with tuition, room and board, lab and other fees and supplies. AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using supported iPhone and Android devices. Just enable AmazonSmile on your cell phone and start generating donations for UNCF.

UNCF’s research shows that every dollar invested in an historically black college or university (HBCU) has major ripple effects across the community, state and nation, boosting the economy by nearly $15 billion each year. These gifts help lift the colleges and universities, and enable the students to successfully complete their degrees.

Especially during these trying times, thank you for taking the extra step to help students get to and through college by using AmazonSmile!