Black United Fund Of Tennessee


The mission of the Tennessee Black United Fund is to serve as a Philanthropic and service institution that fosters self-help initiatives and economic empowerment.

About the Black United Fund 

The Black UNITED FUND OF Tennessee, established in 1994, supports a variety of programs and organizations providing vital services in the Black community. These programs include projects dedicated to improving education, arts and culture, economic development, health and human services and youth development.

How Can I Contribute? The Black United Fund is one of few organizations using payroll deduction as a primary revenue source. Payroll deduction is the least costly, most efficient, effective, and convenient way for individuals to support a favorite organization and cause through a central point of giving.  

How are Donations Distributed?

Financial grants are awarded to organizations and projects that reflect the Black United Fund mission. Organizations are asked to present funding or program proposals and to make presentations regarding goals and activities. The Black United Fund Grants Committee is responsible for making recommendations regarding award finalists to the board of directors for final approval.

Organizations, Agencies or Individuals interested in contributing to Black United Fund of Tennessee, Inc. or requesting a grant application, should contact us at:

Black United Fund

283 N. Bellevue Memphis, TN 38105

(901) 726-5353

(901) 726-5355 fax


 !    Community Leaders Speak...

"The Black United Fund allows us to give of our time, energy, ideas, and of course money to do what we can and to help where we can."  Sarah Lewis
Memphis City School Board

"With your support/ we can accomplish many things and bring about many changes. I encourage you to extend a helping hand by giving to the Black United Fund.” Dr. Fred Lofton

"Through the Black United Fund, we bring solutions to the table to address our own problems in our communities."                      Alma Morris
Klondyke Booster Club


The Tennessee Black United Fund seeks to empower the growth and development of people, institutions and wealth in the Black community and to promote the best management of these resources.

   The Black United Fund of Tennessee seeks to become an organizationally, programmatically and fiscally sound proactive institution, which takes a leadership role in the national development of Black philanthropy and serves as a major anchor for supporting and developing funding initiatives that facilitate the positive growth and development of the Black community.