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United Black Fund, Inc.



        From its humble beginnings in 1969 , the United Black Fund has worked to help people to help themselves. Organized by everyday people and led by two extraordinary community leaders, Dr. Calvin and Wilhelmina Rolark, UBF pioneered community based efforts to improve the lives of impoverished people in the Washington, DC area.


            UBF showcases family focused initiatives that encourage youth, provide parents with tools for raising children, serve the critical needs of special populations and promote community based problem solving.

    JOIN US in continuing the work required for our youth to grow into their full design, for our families to gather the resources required for nurturing and living and for our community to end violence and promote respect and cooperation

*Learn more about Ending the Violence and other programs & Initiatives by clicking the banner*

UBF proudly works with more than 74 Member Agencies engaged in a daily struggle to combat conditions that dehumanize and reduce men, women and children throughout the area. We invite you to contact our organizations and speak with the dedicated men and women who make this great effort. They need your help and support.

Please take a moment to read some of the outstanding essays selected from more than 600 participants in our nationwide "Ending the Violence" campaign. A program much like our "Black History Invitational Swim Meet", "I Love Life" and "Back to School" programs, that continue to inspire and uplift thousands of youth and adults.