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Smile! Your Amazon Purchases Can Help HBCU Students

UNCF, as the largest and most successful proponent of HBCUs in the nation, takes the dollars sent to support it and invests them in our vital HBCUs and their students.

As a way to help UNCF fuel more African American college graduates and impact communities around the United States, we need financial support.  During the holiday season, AmazonSmile provides customers with a unique and easy way to help UNCF, even if you’re a college student yourself.

Anyone who uses can donate to UNCF for no extra cost—just sign up for AmazonSmile, and designate UNCF as your charity of choice on your account.  AmazonSmile returns .5% of all your eligible purchases to UNCF.  As simple as that. What a great way to help a talented student get to and through college!

NOTE: You must access your Amazon or Amazon Prime account through the AmazonSmile link EVERY TIME you place an order, for UNCF to receive the benefit.


Each year, UNCF and AmazonSmile work together to support students at our member institutions and at 1,100 other college and universities across the country. When you choose UNCF as your charity at AmazonSmile—, Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to UNCF. These funds help us provide more than 10,000 scholarship awards each year that help students with tuition, room and board, lab and other fees and supplies. AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using supported iPhone and Android devices. Just enable AmazonSmile on your cell phone and start generating donations for UNCF.

UNCF’s research shows that every dollar invested in an historically black college or university (HBCU) has major ripple effects across the community, state and nation, boosting the economy by nearly $15 billion each year. These gifts help lift the colleges and universities, and enable the students to successfully complete their degrees.

Thank you for helping students get to and through college by using AmazonSmile!

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