HBCU FOUNDATION INC

A Helping Hand to Deserving Students In Need

aka The HBCU Foundation   |   Columbus, OH   |  http://www.thehbcufoundation.org
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Mission

The HBCU Foundation is a nationally-focused, federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose aim is to provide scholarship aid to deserving students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We partner with 102 public and private member-schools to: - Increase access, retention and graduation rates of all students - Identify and adequately equip students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities who have displayed significant leadership potential - Create a pipeline for hiring organizations of top-tier, well-rounded, HBCU students and alumni - Foster a new generation of entrepreneurially and globally-minded, HBCU student and alumni leaders

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Daniel Moss

Main address

750 Cross Pointe Rd Suite Q

Columbus, OH 43230 USA

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EIN

20-2929264

NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are constant financial barriers which many low-income and economically disadvantaged students face in accessing a quality college education.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Access HBCU: College Readiness

The HBCU Foundation’s ACCESS HBCU College Readiness Program focuses on college preparation and early awareness for students grade 8 through 12 and their families, or guardians.

Activities

Students will develop a High School planning calendar to help guide their successful matriculation from high school to college
Each student will undergo a Career Assessment and shall be provided a Career Roadmap
College Selection Workshop for students and Parents/Guardians
Navigating The Admissions Process (Workshop)
Essay preparation workshop
Demystifying the Financial Aid Application Process; a workshop for students and families
Scholarship Sourcing workshop
Respect the Hour; Time management techniques workshop
Ongoing Asset development
Development of a personal mission statement
HBCU college tours
Virtual HBCU College Tours
Students are also provided a range of other tools and useful on and offline resources.

Eligibility

Students from private, community and public schools are welcome to participate. One- one-one counseling is also available.

Next application period begins July 1, 2017. Email [email protected]

Population(s) Served

In 2017, The HBCU Foundation re-organized and embarked on a very personal mission to re-invigorate our HBCU campuses with engaging, thought-provoking, emotionally and intellectually-stimulating programs, featuring renown lecturers, scholars, artists, actors and forward-thinkers. Another component of our effort is to raise funding for the commission and installation of new artworks by renown artists on our 105 HBCU campuses.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are a growing organization, guiuded by a passion for serving the HBCU community. Our founder Bill Moss, was a staunch advocate for equity and parity in schools and fought for access to a quality education on behalf of underrepresented and disadvantaged children in Columbus, Ohio.

The HBCU Foundation, is an extension of this legacy and leverages the passion of our staff and board towards our goals of:

1. Partnering with our 106 member-schools to increase awareness and program staff support for The HBCU Foundation programs

2. Working with campus liasons to develop and implement a process for identifying and interviewing HBCU Foundation Scholarship™ prospects

3. Identifying new corporate partners for our HBCU Foundation Leadership Institute™

4. Establishing an HBCU Foundation Student Ambassador™ program on 25% of all member campuses

5. Registering with each state's Attorney General's office in all 50 US states

6. Establish The HBCU Foundation as a premier scholarship granting organization

7. Making key staff hires in fundraising, operations and support

8. Establishing Workplace Giving programs at all Fortune 500 organizations, including a national team of Workplace Impact organizers

1. We will employ a pace of direct outreach to existing stakeholder relationships at all 107 HBCU schools via direct email blasts and staff outreach to personnell and respectibe campus leadership directly
2. We will establish HBCU Foundation campus liasons on all HBCU campuses, including a network of student and staff volunteers by direct outreach to individuals on campus at the direction of administration, referrals and in response to marketing outreach.
3. We will work with campus liasons to develop a process for identifing and interviewing HBCU Foundation Scholarship prospects under the direction of our Director of Programs in collaboration with campus liasons, many of whom have experience on their campuses working with similar programs and similar processes.
4. The HBCU Foundaion will reach out to corporate partner prospects via online marketing, direct mail, conferences, events and via personal board and staff networks
5. We will seek HBCU Foundation Student Ambassador candidates via outreach on volunteer-matching websites, websites targeting Black Students such as BlackStudents.com, large HBCU-related online platforms and social pages, as well as via our own database. Outreach will include newsletters, email blasts, banners, job postings and editorial content.
6. The collective HBCU Foundation staff has taken this effort as a priority and will establish a priority list according to state and engage in an effort to register in no less than 5 states per month until complete
7. The HBCU Foundation will embark on an aggressive capital campaign in an effort to build awareness of our resource. We have enlisted the support of popular radio stations and PR professionals in support of our cause, as well as have partnered with the largest HBCU-related website in existence to help build our public profile. Additionally, we are registering The HBCU Foundation on sites like Guidestar, Charity Watch and others in an effort to be as transparent as possible. Additionally, or goal is to allocate at least 65% of proceeds to scholarships and programs.
8. We will market to vast online databases of HBCU Alumni and Professionals who will serve as liasons and work with their organizations to include us in emplyee giving programs.
9. We will activate dedicated resources towards hiring key staff by working with nonprofit consultants to identify appropriate talent for key positions, as well as consult existing personal networks of talent

The HBCU Foundation team is comprised of direct stakeholders in the HBCU community. Our staff and Board is comprised of HBCU alumni and Development Staff, 90% of whom have worked in direct support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities for at minimum, several years each. This passion and practical insight arms us with the ability to exact productive, nuanced partnerships with each of our respective schools in an effort to provide scholarships and other resources to their students.

Through our efforts, we reach thousands of students and potential HBCU Foundation Scholars each week. Via a partnership with the largest job board targeting African Americans and HBCU students and alumni, we market our opportunities to top tier students and have the ability to target them by geography, major, year in school, gender, GPA, military status, greek letter organization and more. We work with an experienced team of talent soucing specialists who work on a daily basis sourcing talent from HBCUs specifically in support of the hiring needs of top companies. Our efforts will establish pipelines of talent for our partner organizations, as well as generate valuable recruitment branding on behalf of these organizations to an audience of 2 million alumni and students.

The HBCU Foundation has established itself as an organization committed to serving our nation's 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Our board and staff each come from a background steeped in HBCU tradition and have assailed the ranks of their respective careers only to be further compelled to give back even more in support of these schools and their students. We've done an excellent job of corralling this talent in support of our goal of providing access to a quality education for deserving students at HBCUs.

What remains ahead is the task of building our capacity to serve. We are focused and committed on enlisting the help of more volunteers, as well as more supporters who may not have atended an HBCU, or be direct stakeholders, but see the importance and value in educating our youth. We're also working hard to make sure that our scholarships and programs are marketed to as many students and supporters as possible, so we will continue to build upon the relationships we have with many of the large HBCU-related events and online platforms.

Financials

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HBCU FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 01/06/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Daniel Moss

HBCU CONNECT, LLC

Term: 1999 -

Ruth Moss

Columbus Public Schools

Kathryn Coleman

Columbus Public Schools

John Marshall

Macmillan Learning

Dante Lee

Dante Lee International

Howard Jean

Enlightened, Inc.

Daniel Moss

Black Art News, LLC

Reginald Culpepper

HBCU Connect, LLC