No single group of institutions is more responsible for the economic, social and legal progress of our nation’s Black families than those institutions of higher education serving primarily Black students.
The legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) is one of remarkable progress, providing the nation with unparalleled organizations who advance equity while contending with marginalization and injustice.
UNCF founded the Institute for Capacity Building in 2006 to build upon its heritage of supporting Black colleges and their outsized impact on student success and community progress.
Recent News and Events
UNCF Institute for Capacity Building Launches New Podcast, “HBCU Voices: Executive Leaders’ Unfiltered”
HBCU Voices: Executive Leaders’ Unfiltered is a new podcast that explores the innovations, transformations and advancements happening at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with…
Active Minds and UNCF Release Recommendations for Supporting Mental Health in HBCUs
WASHINGTON — Active Minds, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization promoting mental health awareness and education for youth and young adults, and UNCF (United Negro College…
CFO Financial Roundtable
Our CFO Financial Roundtables are designed to facilitate greater CFO collaboration, knowledge sharing, and idea generation. Our Financial Sustainability Team uses these opportunities to refine our approach to assting CFOs in their roles.
Unprecedented Initiative UNAPOLOGETICALLY FREE Centers Mental Health at HBCUs and other Black colleges
UNCF (United Negro College Fund), The Steve Fund and Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) launched an unprecedented national effort, Unapologetically Free: Centering Mental Health on Black College Campuses.
UNCF Institute for Capacity Building’s Career Pathways Initiative honored in two categories in 2nd Annual Anthem Awards
UNCF Institute for Capacity Building announced today that it has been named Best Business Strategy in the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Education, Art, &…
The State of HBCUs: A Webinar Series to Advance Institutional Transformation
Join our director of Transformation Support, Rev. Dr. Darryl Ann Lai Fang and Program Manager, Deshon Burgess as they host a monthly virtual webinar series: The State of HBCUs and discuss student success, enrollment trends and transformation happening at Black colleges. Register now for our next webinar.
Growing Capacity to Leverage Big Data is Advancing Equity in Higher Education; UNCF and Excelencia in Education Continue to Lead the Way
Today, we announced the successful conclusion of Leveraging Big Data to Achieve Equity, an initiative designed to enhance research capabilities at HBCUs and HSIs.
Expanding Networks for Climate Action in Front Line Communities
With support from the Waverley Street Foundation, UNCF ICB is exploring how HBCUs can support a new generation of Black leaders in the fights against climate change and environmental racism.
UNCF ICB Joins Call for Support for Returning Learners as a National Priority During UPCEA MEMS Conference
UNCF ICB joined national student success professionals at the UPCEA MEMS Conference to discuss a new initiative that enables institutional networks to use coaching to support returning learners.
Coming Together for HBCU Student Success Excellence
UNCF and InsideTrack partners to help students return to school in the midst of the pandemic. A new case study reveals lessons learned.