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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Four HBCUs Receive Nearly $2 Million In Grants & Gifts


Here are this week’s grants and gifts to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Howard University — $1 Million

Howard University, a private, federally chartered historically black research university in Washington, D.C.
Howard University, a private, federally chartered historically black research university in Washington, D.C.

Howard University in Washington, District of Columbia has received a nearly $1 million grant from Gilead Sciences to increase HIV prevention, anti-stigma, and health equity efforts for Black cisgender and transgender women. The funds will support a collaborative effort between the historically Black university and HealthHIV, focusing on engagement and awareness through artistic endeavors such as podcasts, blogs, fashion shows, and workshops geared towards Black women.

North Carolina Central University — $300,000

North Carolina Central University, a public historically black university in Durham, North Carolina.
North Carolina Central University, a public historically black university in Durham, North Carolina.

The School of Education at historically Black North Carolina Central University has received a $300,000 grant from the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity to support its existing collaboration with Durham Public Schools. The partnership aims to recruit and prepare diverse, qualified teachers who are equipped to address the needs of racially, ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse students.

Clark Atlanta University — $225,000

Clark Atlanta University, a private, Methodist, historically black research university in Atlanta, Georgia.
Clark Atlanta University, a private, Methodist, historically black research university in Atlanta, Georgia.

The HBCU Executive Leadership Institute at Clark Atlanta University has been awarded a $225,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant will enhance the institute’s scholarships, mentoring programs, and leadership workshops, to create a pipeline of qualified HBCU executives.

Wiley University — $150,000

Wiley University, a private historically black college in Marshall, Texas.
Wiley University, a private historically black college in Marshall, Texas.

Wiley Universitya historically Black college in Marshall, Texas, has received a $150,000 grant from the T.D. Jakes Foundation and Wells Fargo. The funds will support the university’s Financial Literacy Wellness Center, which aims to help Wiley students achieve greater financial freedom.

Congratulations to all the HBCUs for these outstanding contributions!

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