Founded in 1944, the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has raised more than $4.5 billion to help over 450,000 students thrive in college, graduate, and become leaders. To achieve its ambitious mission, UNCF awards 10,000 student scholarships, valued at $100 million, annually, provides financial support to a prestigious network of 37 historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and serves as our nation’s leading advocate for minority education and engagement.