The financial sustainability team provides comprehensive strategic finance support to develop the financial capabilities of HBCUs and PBIs through an intentional and strategic approach that drives long-term financial sustainability.

  • Aligns financial planning and strategy to institutional and student success priorities.
  • Identifies and develops KPIs to evaluate the institution’s financial health and support accreditation. 
  • Promotes thought leadership, professional development and sharing through a community of practice for CFOs and other fiscal officers.

For more information on Financial Sustainability at the Institute for Capacity Building, contact Ed Smith-Lewis, Edward.Smith-Lewis@uncf.org.

Alabama State University Receives Wall Street Firm’s Historic Endowment Assistance

Alabama State University Receives Wall Street Firm’s Historic Endowment Assistance

Alabama State University is partnering with private equity firm Neuberger Berman to manage the school’s $125 million endowment – making it the largest such partnership…

CNN Philanthropic group gifts United Negro College Fund $100 million grant to help boost HBCU endowments

CNN Philanthropic group gifts United Negro College Fund $100 million grant to help boost HBCU endowments

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has received a landmark $100 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. in support of a capital campaign aimed at…

FORBES Turning 80, United Negro College Fund Stages A Revival

FORBES Turning 80, United Negro College Fund Stages A Revival

The Forbes article highlights the resurgence of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) under the leadership of CEO Michael L. Lomax, detailing its return to…

Innovative Partnerships with Community Development Financial Institutions

Innovative Partnerships with Community Development Financial Institutions

CDFIs like Reinvestment Fund are positioned to connect the dots between community partners, financial institutions and policymakers to help drive healthy and equitable communities.

It’s time to uplift Black cities by investing in HBCUs

It’s time to uplift Black cities by investing in HBCUs

If HBCUs are to realize their full potential as a driver of economic and community development, their value and impact must be recognized by the capital markets.

PGIM, UNCF Study Finds Private HBCU Endowments Need Investment Support

PGIM, UNCF Study Finds Private HBCU Endowments Need Investment Support

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are a critical learning path for Black students seeking quality higher education in the United States. Yet, these institutions…

RECAP REPORT: UNITE 2023

RECAP REPORT: UNITE 2023

UNITE is a transformative annual gathering hosted by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) that serves as a rallying point for champions of Black higher…

The Financial Struggles Facing HBCUs and Students

The Financial Struggles Facing HBCUs and Students

There is one group of students that is, proportionally, accruing more student debt than others—African American students—and to a greater degree—African American students at HBCUs.

UNCF and Google are Paving the Path Forward to Increase Opportunities for HBCU Students in Tech Fields with Additional $2M Investment

UNCF and Google are Paving the Path Forward to Increase Opportunities for HBCU Students in Tech Fields with Additional $2M Investment

A long-standing collaboration between UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and Google continues to make groundbreaking investments in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Google has…

UNCF Institute for Capacity Building Announces Recipients of 2023-2024 Faculty Research Mini-Grant Programs

UNCF Institute for Capacity Building Announces Recipients of 2023-2024 Faculty Research Mini-Grant Programs

UNCF’s (United Negro College Fund) Institute for Capacity Building (ICB) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023-2024 Faculty Research Mini-Grant programs, sponsored by…

UNCF Makes the Case for HBCU Funding, Despite House Cuts

UNCF Makes the Case for HBCU Funding, Despite House Cuts

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) today noted that the House Appropriations Committee panel on education released the text of its fiscal year (FY) 2024 funding…

UNCF Names Legendary Educator Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole as President-In-Residence and Co-Chairperson of its $1 Billion Capital Campaign

UNCF Names Legendary Educator Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole as President-In-Residence and Co-Chairperson of its $1 Billion Capital Campaign

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is honored today to announce that distinguished scholar, anthropologist and academic pacesetter Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D., has accepted a president-in-residence…

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References

2021 NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments

NACUBO, September 27, 2021 The preeminent analysis of the financial, investment, and governance policies and practices of the nation’s higher education endowments and affiliated foundations.…

NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study

The annual National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Tuition Discounting Study (TDS) measures institutional tuition discount rates and other indicators of institutionally…

How Does a College Pay its Bills?

A podcast discussing the various costs of operating a college, who manages paying the bills, and more in Speaking of College is a podcast that provides…

Minority-Serving Institutions Green Report (2010)

ustainability activities already underway at institutions founded to educate America’s historically marginalized groups. It will serve as a campus sustainability guide for students, parents, college administrators and others.