We were started to give a choice in giving….
In 1968 the National Black United Fund (NBUF) founded in Los Angeles, CA by Mr. Walter Bremond as a way to give a choice in giving in workplace campaigns. The main option for employees to give in the workplace was to the United Way. Mr. Bremond did not see United Way delivering and conducting programming in his community and changed that with founding the Black United Fund.
Black United Fund of Texas was founded in 1987 by Mrs. Cleo Glenn-Johnson. Prior to starting BUFTX she served in the office of Congressman Mickey Leland developing programs to aid constituents. Since 1987, BUFTX has been working with communities across Texas to help them change for the better. We are continuing this work today, with a focus on disaster relief, food security, workforce development/entrepreneurship and technology, this is how we serve as the Helping Hand That is Your Own!!
to serve as a community based resource center statewide to enhance self-help opportunities that foster initiatives to promote community and development that result in economic empowerment
We seek to empower the growth and development of limited resource communities and their institutions in order to build community wealth and create opportunities that become a means to an end.
When we help ourselves, we help the total community at large become productive and being partners in the community insures the future of all people.