UDC Foundation

For over 40 years, the UDC Foundation has been the University’s charitable partner—securing private funding and philanthropic support for student scholarships, faculty research, and program initiatives.  You can make a difference by considering a tax deductible contribution today.

The University seeks to build a stronger and more effective UDC Foundation through board leadership committed to: bringing resources to the University; establishing strategic partnerships with corporate and philanthropic communities locally and nationally; and applying best practices in foundation governance.

“Our Firebirds are soaring, and we need your investment of time and resources to make a transformative impact, and to re-imagine UDC as a public higher education model of urban student success.”

Rodney Trapp, Vice President for Advancement

Funding Priorities

Learn more about the foundation's priorities.

UDC Fund

The hardest working annual fund at UDC. Puts your donation to work where the University needs it most.

Emergency Student Assistance Fund

UDC undergraduate students who experience unexpected, short-term hardships are able to apply for one-time FIREBIRD Success grants.

Undergraduate Opportunity Scholarship

Help exceptional undergraduate and associate’s degree-seeking students with expressed financial need attend UDC.

DC-UP Scholarship

The District of Columbia University Partnership awards scholarships to valedictorians, salutatorians and high performing graduates of public and charter schools in the District.

International Student Scholarship

Support international students and help ensure that UDC remains a diverse global learning environment.

UDC Dreamers Fund

Extend opportunity and education by providing scholarships for UDC’s undocumented students.

Experiential Learning Scholarship

Enabling students to enhance their college experience and achieve their greatest potential through a wide range of competitions, conferences, study travel, and research opportunities.

Alumni Scholarship Fund

Helps UDC compete with financial packages offered by other institutions to attract the most promising students.

UDC Foundation Highlights

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UDC Foundation Newsletter – Spring 2020 Issue

The Spring issue of the UDC Foundation Newsletter is now available. View the interactive feature below to read the newsletter

UDC Foundation Newsletter – Fall Issue

The Fall issue of the UDC Foundation Newsletter is now available. View the interactive feature below to read the newsletter.

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Leveraging Your Donation

What is better than a generous gift to UDC? A gift that has been doubled! This year, the Council of the District of Columbia has renewed its Matching Gift Challenge. The Council will match every two dollars raised by UDC with one provided by the Council up to $1.5 million. This means that if we can raise $3 million, the Council will grant UDC an additional $1.5 million. Now that is what we call leveraging your investment. Consider a gift today!
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