Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a pivotal role in American society. These institutions represent about 3 percent of two-year and four-year public and private nonprofit institutions that participate in federal student financial aid programs, but award 17 percent of all bachelor’s degrees earned by black students. Furthermore, HBCUs have awarded approximately a quarter (24 percent) of the bachelor’s degrees earned by black students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) since the early 2000s.
HBCUs are critical access points to post-secondary education and serve an important function in promoting educational attainment, particularly for many black students. In addition, these institutions serve a significant proportion of first-generation students and those who require financial assistance to afford college—a growing segment of the college-going demographic within the United States.
Because HBCUs are mission-driven to broaden college opportunities for black students, many of whom have limited financial resources, these colleges and universities cannot increase costs to offset public divestments in higher education. Furthermore, they cannot grow their own endowments overnight.
The HBCU Endowment Fund provides the financial support to help HBCUs achieve their financial and educational goals.
College is more important than ever, but also more expensive than ever. We offer scholarships to help overcome financial obstacles.
Providing operating support to our historically black colleges and universities is the core of what we do. We offer grants to help build capacity, faculty development programs and assistance with teacher education programs.
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The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the HBCU Endowment Fund, Inc. (HBCUEF) as a 501(c)(3) exempt organization and public charity. Contributions to HBCUEF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. HBCUEF’s tax identification number is 84-4769135.