Black College Fund

2014 training for Black College Fund Lina McCord Interns at United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tenn.
2014 training for Black College Fund Lina McCord Interns at United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tenn.

Between 1866 and 1882, following the Civil War, the former Methodist Episcopal Church organized the Freedmen’s Aid Society to help educate black people newly freed from slavery. Between 1866 and 1882, the society established more than 70 schools in the U.S. South and Southwest.

In 1972, The United Methodist Church established the Black College Fund to provide a constant reliable way to support United Methodist-related historically Black colleges. Today we support more historically Black colleges and universities than any other religious denomination.

Continuing a Rich Tradition

Through United Methodist Church giving, we’re supporting the important work of 11 schools committed to academic excellence based on the Christian perspective of community service and social responsibility—where students are interacting with academic staffs that serve as strong cultural and spiritual mentors.

The Black College Fund is raising up the leaders who are impacting lives and shaping communities.

Your Giving is Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders

Your giving to the Black College Fund enables schools like Rust College, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and Clark Atlanta University to continue to develop students who will impact the world God loves.

“HBCUs continue to play an important part of educating our nation’s youth and producing future doctors, lawyers, business executives, scientists and philanthropists.” –Tom Joyner

Make a Difference Today 

Through the Black College Fund, we’re working together to ensure that the institutions that have equipped our nation’s finest leaders continue for years to come.

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Learn more about these schools:

Bennett College
Greensboro, NC

Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach, FL

Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC

Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, GA

Dillard University
New Orleans, LA

Huston-Tillotson University
Austin, TX


Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN

Paine College
Augusta, GA

Philander Smith College
Little Rock, AR

Rust College
Holly Springs, MS

Wiley College
Marshall, TX


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