UNCF Institute for
Capacity Building
Institutional Advancement Program (IAP)
Providing Financial and Technical Assistance to Member Institutions

Modeled on the successful Kresge Foundation HBCU Initiative, the IAP is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of each grantee’s institutional advancement department. We help IA departments develop:

  • Developing IA strategic plans 
  • Comprehensive development plans
  • Prospect research programs
  • Major gift fund-raising program.
  • Alumni Relations Grant awards are made through a competitive RFP process.

Grant funds may be used to increase staffing, enhance technological capacity, and to support the development and implementation of fund-raising programs related to annual giving, major gifts and planned giving. Grantees receive technical support and consultative services from advancement professionals.

IAP also provides professional development opportunities and IA assessments, and offers an annual HBCU Institutional Advancement Learning Institute that is open to all public and private HBCUs. Support comes from The Kresge Foundation, The Altria Group and Philip Morris.

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