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Ways to Donate to Help Students

College tuition hikes and decreasing financial aid have caused more and more students to apply to UNCF for assistance each year.

However, we can only support one out of every 10 students who applies. Therefore, nine out of 10 deserving, ambitious students have to be told “no.” Why? Because we do not have sufficient funds. These students are our future health professionals, social workers, teachers, government policy makers, and military men and women—they are the future prosperity of our nation. We must do more. And with your help we can.

UNCF offers a variety of convenient ways for you to give meaningful gifts that help students with fees, books, supplies, room and board and tuition. Please do as much as you can because “A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”®

Other Ways to Give

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Individual and Major Gifts

Think about it. Your contribution has the potential to make a difference for millions—as well as for many deserving, talented young individuals. Make a difference by considering a meaningful and transformational commitment to UNCF to support our HBCU member institutions, our students, and our communities.

How Can I Help?

Emergency Student Aid Program

UNCF is working to help the students it supports with unexpected financial hurdles. UNCF’s Emergency Student Aid (ESA) program helps HBCU students with a myriad of funding emergencies, including housing and food insecurities. 

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