Text to Give

Send “UBF” to 50155

somebody cared.

Apply for GrantsHow to Give

Our Focus

Since our inception in 1981, UBF has helped local, grassroots service agencies in Greater Cleveland by providing them with financial assistance for their programs. We fund over 80 nonprofit agencies annually, and these agencies serve thousands of children, families and seniors.

Apply for Grants

Basic Needs

Workforce Development


We provide grants that enable people who care do the things that they care about.


With 36 years of experience in Cleveland alone, we are taking on additional roles while leading initiatives that combine funders and service providers with public and private organizations.

80+ Organizations Strong

UBF’s primary purpose is to strengthen the capacity of organizations and agencies that serve  African American and impoverished communities by increasing their access to funding.

Learn More

Helping people reclaim opportunity.


Years of experience dedicated to Northeast Ohio


Organizations funded annually

Your Support is Making a Difference.

UBF receives funding from a host of foundations, institutions and individuals who are looking for ways to share their blessings with those in need. The money comes from people like you, and we ask you to direct your gift to them through our organization. UBF is the model that brings our collective efforts forward to improve the lives of people in our communities. You can select a specific area above or customize your gift to a specific program that is personal to you or your family. UBF is a tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for caring.

Give Now

Show That You Care.