$100M unrestricted donation seeks to boost HBCU endowments

The Lilly Endowment has donated $100 million to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF)—the largest unrestricted donation in the nonprofit’s 80-year history. The gift will support the long-term financial stability of 37 Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

HBCUs seek highest recognition for research and innovation

To date, no historically Black college or university has attained R1 status, the highest possible classification for research universities. After earning record levels of research funding, some HBCUs are poised to change that.