Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). Publicly-supported HBCUs enroll over 80% of all students attending HBCUs. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space. The organization is also a source for top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.
To date the organization has awarded more than $300 million in such assistance to its students and member-schools. TMCF distributes 98% of its awards exclusively to HBCUs and PBIs, which is more than any other organization that supports the Black College Community. TMCF has achieved the highest level of accreditation from three major non-profit review groups: Charity Navigator (4-Stars), Guide Star (Platinum Level Participant) and Better Business Bureau – Wise Giving Alliance (20 out of 20 standards). TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization and the place WHERE EDUCATION PAYS OFF.
What We Do
Serve as a voice for HBCUs and PBIs
Support and represent a network of member-schools including the 47 publicly-supported HBCUs, medical and law schools
Serve as a resource for nearly 300,000 students enrolled in the HBCU network of schools
Enable education: TMCF member-schools confer more degrees than any other HBCU organization. For the FY 2016 our schools conferred:
29,425 Undergraduate degrees
7,399 Graduate degrees
2,065 Doctorate degrees
Changing the World… One Leader at a Time
Our mission is three-fold:
Partner with our member-schools to increase access, retention and graduation rates of students
Identify and prepare students attending member-schools who have significant leadership potential
Create a pipeline for employers to highly qualified member-school students and alumni