UNCF Atlanta

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Why not invest your time or money in better futures for young people in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and around the country?

UNCF Atlanta is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.

Thank you for your generosity on Giving Tuesday!

Your donations raised needed funds to support UNCF’s mission to help students get to and through college. UNCF still needs your assistance, as we can only help 1 out of 10 students who apply for scholarships, due to insufficient available funding.

Text UNCFATL to 50555 to give $25, or click here to donate today and build better futures for African American students!


Are you interested in learning more about scholarships? Click here or call 202.810.0250! Is a child you know looking for the right college? Can you contribute to keeping student aid available and academic programs strong at UNCF-member colleges or universities?

UNCF Atlanta will make the connection. Contact us today to learn how you can help.

News and Events

Scenes from the 2017 Columbus, GA Mayor's Masked Ball

EssenceStar Gazing: Celebs at the Atlanta Mayor's Masked Ball
Phaedra Parks, Tyrese, Usher and Young Jeezy and others attended the hottest event of the year. >> Read More

Straight from the APhaedra Parks, Usher, Future & More Attend 2016 UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball
The beautiful people at the big event. >> Read More

The Atlanta Black Star:  Usher, Future Among Big Donors to UNCF’s Annual Fundraiser for HBCUs
Big contributions from Usher, Future, Jeezy, Tyrese and Ludacris gave the United Negro College Fund an additional $125,000 for its annual gala. The UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball Atlanta, hosted by Mayor Kaseem Reid, took place in the Georgia capital Saturday, Dec. 17, and featured a host of celebrities and community leaders alike.>> Read More


 Atlanta Tribune: UNCF Inspires Giving
UNCF Atlanta's annual Mayor's Masked Ball, occurring Dec. 17, 2016, is the cover story of the December/January issue of Atlanta Tribune, Atlanta’s top business lifestyle publication. Take a behind-the-scenes look at one of Atlanta's most successful events.  >> Read More (flip to page 24) 



Call to Commitment Faith Leaders Breakfast, conducted Oct. 27, 2016, recognized Atlanta-area faith leaders in our campaign, program participants, volunteers, and the many donors who help make a difference in the lives of young people. Thank you for your continued support and for remembering…”A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”

2015-2016 Atlanta-Area Church Donors 


New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church 


Ben Hill United Methodist Church 
Ebenezer Baptist Church 
Ray of Hope Christian Church 


Andrews Chapel United Methodist Church 
Berean Christian Church
The Cathedral of Saint Phillip 
Christian Fellowship Baptist Church 
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church 


Christians For Change Baptist Church
Community Church of God 
Fountain of Faith Missionary Baptist Church 
Lindsay Street Baptist Church


Did you know?

UNCF Atlanta serves 13 UNCF-member institutions in three states:


South Carolina


From annual fundraising campaigns to signature galas like the Mayor’s Masked Balls that are held in Atlanta, GA, Florence, SC, and other cities around the country, we work hard to help UNCF achieve its mission of building a nationally recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, with UNCF support, become highly qualified college graduates.

UNCF Atlanta Staff