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 United Black Fund, Inc.
United Black Fund Federation

Mission of the United Black Fund, Inc.




From its very beginning in 1969, the United Black Fund, Inc. worked to help people 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 Blacks and impoverished people in the Washington DC Area.


UBF showcases Family focused initiatives that provide parents with tools for raising children; that encourage neighborhood education and recreation activity to guide and direct youth; that serve critical needs of special populations; and that promote community based problem solving.


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, 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*
Why a United Black Fund?                    

  Beginning in 1969, and continuing through the entirety of their lives, Calvin and Wilhelmina Rolark worked to help people help themselves through United Black Fund, Inc. Their historic battle to open the doors to charity Fundraising Campaigns for Black, Minority and Poor People Organizations paved the way for  thousands 

 of Agencies that participate now in campaigns across the nation.

Today, 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...


... because nothing is more welcome than your helping hand... 


... because it takes money to engage these problems successfully...


... because that is the greatest power we know.

Please take a moment to read some of the outstanding essays selected from more 

than 600 participants in our nationwide Ending the Violence 

programs continue to inspire and uplift thousands of youth and adults.

The times we live in present greater challenges than ever before

but We are all in this together
Help make a  Brighter  Day...


Local Area Combined Federal Campaigns, along with Maryland and Virginia State Employee Campaigns, and the DC One Fund Campaign are now underway.  United Black Fund will Co-Administer the DC One Fund Campaign for the 56th consecutive year.