UNCF is the nation’s largest minority-education organization. This funding supports the third phase of Building the Future of UNCF: A UNCF-Monitor Group Collaboration, a project designed to help the fund’s leadership revamp and strengthen the organization and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.
The nation’s largest minority-education organization helps students to access and complete degrees at historically black colleges and universities. This two-year grant aims to increase awareness of environmentally sustainable facilities at minority-serving institutions.
With its focus on distance education and adult learners, the college now serves more than 90,000 students in 20 countries, including U.S. overseas military personnel and their families. This grant is being used to analyze student data and develop models to predict student retention and graduation success.
Headquartered at the university, the National College Advising Corps places new college graduates in underserved high schools and community colleges where they serve as college-access advisers. This two-year grant enables the corps to expand in high-priority states with established programs, launch a new program in Los Angeles, and transition to an innovative partnership-funding model.
Headquartered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the National College Advising Corps places new college graduates in underserved high schools and community colleges where they help students complete college applications and apply for financial aid. Funding supports the corps’ national training program and implementation of the near-peer mentoring model in Michigan.
The university’s faculty includes one of the nation’s leading scholars on minority-serving institutions. This grant funds three years of work by a research team responsible for identifying and publicizing examples of minority-serving institutions successfully supporting and graduating underrepresented students.
The university has evolved from a mainly white, Afrikaner institution to a multicultural, multiracial university that fully embraces the new South Africa. It earned this bonus grant when it met its final-year fundraising goals as part of our South Africa Philanthropy Initiative.
Through its Neighborhood Academic Initiative, a comprehensive six-year college-preparatory program for low-income and minority students in the seventh through 12th grade, the university offers young people in nearby underserved neighborhoods who meet admissions criteria the opportunity to attend USC with full financial support. This grant provides bridge support during a two-year transition period to ensure there is no disruption in services for participating students.
Founded by the Apartheid government to serve Coloured South Africans in the 1960s, UWC was originally designed to provide relatively limited postsecondary opportunities for black students. With the end of Apartheid and under new leadership, UWC has sought to expand and improve its academic offerings and to compete with South Africa’s strongest institutions. To help fulfill this new vision, Kresge, in partnership with the South African Institute for Advancement, has provided five years of grant support to help build UWC’s advancement capacity and its ability to secure private resources from local and international donors.
The former apartheid government founded the historically black institution, located near Cape Town, to serve Coloured South Africans only, but the university embraced a new mission in the 1970s to serve all races and become the intellectual home of progressive forces. The university earned this bonus grant when it met its final-year fundraising goals as part of our South Africa Philanthropy Initiative.