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Did you know The Black College Fund distributes 95% of all funds received equally to 11 Black colleges?

Did you know The Black College Fund distributes 95% of all funds received equally to 11 Black colleges?

The Black College Fund distributes 95% of all funds received equally to the 11 institutions supported by this fund. The 11 Black colleges are located in the Southeastern and South Central Jurisdictions. Those with the highest enrollments receive a slightly higher amount. Five percent of the funds are awarded for special projects or activities. Administrative costs for the Fund are less than 5%. This is not a scholarship fund; the money goes directly to the institutions.

ABOUT BLACK COLLEGE FUND (BCF)

Following the Civil War, the former Methodist Episcopal Church organized the Freedmen's Aid Society to help educate black people who could not read or write. In 1972, The United Methodist Church established the Black College Fund to provide reliable support for UM-related historically Black colleges and offer a chance to everyone with a dream and a commitment to excel – regardless of race, class, gender, or ethnic heritage. Many of these students, often the first in their family to go to college, would fall through the cracks and never get the college degree they are capable of earning. The United Methodist Church supports the largest number of fully accredited historically Black colleges and universities in the United States. This fund is managed through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

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Giving for the Black College Fund is through your local church apportionments.


Learn more about the agency that oversee The Black College Fund
General Board of Higher Education and Ministry