What is the Black College Fund?

The 1972 General Conference established the Black College Fund apportionment, which provides a constant reliable way to support United Methodist-related historically Black colleges' operations, programs and capital improvements. Today The United Methodist Church supports 11 historically Black colleges and universities, more than any other religious denominations.

The Black College Fund helps:

  • Maintain solid, challenging academic programs; strong faculties; and well-equipped buildings.
  • Create vibrant spiritual environments that encourage pride and self-esteem in the accomplishments of African Americans.
  • Provide the opportunity for approximately 16,000 students to interact with academic staffs that serve as strong cultural and spiritual mentors.
  • Prepare and educate people for the new global technological world---never veering from an academic excellence based on the Christian perspective of community, service and social responsibility.