Youth Development


Educate. Cultivate. Advocate.

aka TNIF

Baltimore, MD


The National Iota Foundation, was founded in 1992 in Delaware as a public charity dedicated to improving the quality of life in low income communities throughout the US. NIF is committed to charitable works that educate, cultivate, and advocate the programming thrust of Iota Phi Theta and its stakeholders. The Foundation remains dedicated to making a difference in the educational, personal, and professional lives of the African American communities throughout the United States. National Iota Foundation exemplifies teamwork, stewardship, transparency, and trust as we blend together the talents of the NIF, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., partners, and stakeholders. These values keep us grounded in a service culture and utilizes the “north star” that directs all of our actions.

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Chairman, Board of Directors

Mr. Raymond Jenkins

Main Address

1600 North Calvert St

Baltimore, MD 21202 USA


Youth, Education, Mentoring, Social Service





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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Iota Youth Alliance

NIF Scholarship Program

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