News and Updates
Read the latest news about Robert F. Smith’s philanthropy as well as events and news concerning his thought leadership, philanthropic partners and charitable initiatives.
A National Park Foundation Program Bridges Access to Underserved Communities
The National Park Foundation launched a program called ParkVentures which supports outdoor leaders and organizations focused on engaging underserved communities.
The U.S. Civil Rights Trail Adds New Sites to its Educational Path
The U.S. Civil Rights Trail marks over 130 sites across the U.S that honor Black history. Learn about the new sites being added and why the trail is important.
Why Are There Still Racial Disparities in Education?
Students of color attending higher education still face racial disparities. See what United Negro College Fund is doing to help these students suceed.
Student Freedom Initiative Expands to 34 Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs)
Student Freedom Initiative announced the next round of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) that will participate in its program.
Disparities in the Healthcare System and What It Means for Black Men
Due to healthcare inequities, cases of prostate cancer in Black men are more likely to be fatal. Learn about this disproportionate impact and what can be done to achieve healthcare parity.
How Activists Are Trying to Fix the Black Homeownership Gap
The gap between white and Black American homeownership is higher than it was 50 years ago. Learn about what it is and what’s being done to right longstanding racial injustices.