"Things Will Only Get Tougher." With HBCUs on the Brink, Will More Funders Step Up?

HBCU campus with sign "Howard University"

"HBCUs’ outlook would be far less precarious with a strong philanthropic footprint," writes Inside Philanthropy's Mike Scuatri. "And yet, in 2019, the top seven predominantly or historically white colleges landed $2.94 billion in donations, versus just $43 million for the nation’s 100 or so HBCUs. How can we explain this disconnect?"

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Mike Scutari, "'Things Will Only Get Tougher.' With HBCUs on the Brink, Will More Funders Step Up?," Inside Philanthropy, May 19, 2020.