Did you know the UMC gave $9.6 million to 11 Black colleges in 2018 through the Black College Fund?

Did you know the UMC gave $9.6 million to 11 Black colleges in 2018 through the Black College Fund?

The United Methodist Church has been supporting the Black College Fund at about 90 to 92% the past two years through apportionment funding. In 2018, United Methodists gave $9.6 million which was 90.2% of the apportionment. The colleges supported by the Black College Fund keep tuition relatively low so students with modest incomes may attend. And, these colleges are and always have been open to all. Encourage your church to give faithfully to the Black College Fund, so this vital program can continue to provide educated leaders for the church and the world.


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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