“Preserving your greatest memories, helping the next generation to create new ones”

As a proud and successful graduate of Howard University, founder Dominique King was alarmed when she realized she had never received a single funding request from her alma mater. King decided to do her own research and found that many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) lack the resources required to maintain fully-staffed fundraising departments; therefore, many alumni are never given the opportunity to contribute to their HBCU’s legacy. In addition, federal resources seem to dwindle with each passing year, leaving HBCUs to face difficult decisions regarding programming cuts or eventual closure. King was determined to find a way to provide HBCU alumni, and others, with the opportunity to support the legacy of HBCU’s through a more creative and non-traditional avenue.

I Heart My HBCU is a product of King’s determined commitment. This application enables graduates, and anyone else who believes in the legacy of these great institutions, to donate spare change and volunteer time to show some love to HBCUs.

How it Works

Step 1: Download the App
Step 3: Select your 5 favorite HBCUs and enter how much spare change they should each receive.
Step 2: Select Your Bank
Step 4: Go shopping. All your spare change is collected in the app and will be donated to your favorite HBCU when the total reaches $5.

Donate now to change life forever


I Heart My HBCU is a Georgia nonprofit corporation. We are a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal Employer Tax ID number is 81-2016731.

Contributions to I Heart My HBCU are be tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Please check with your personal tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your gift.

80 cents of every dollar donated will go to HBCUs. The university will determine where to allocate funds unless a specific campaign earmarks these funds for a specific use.

The care of HBCUs is the responsibility of everybody. As a community we rise together. However, you have complete control over how much you give to each HBCU. See the example below:

HBCU 1:  96%

HBCU 2:  1%

HBCU 3:  1%

HBCU 4:  1%

HBCU 5:  1%

All donations are final. 

You will be provided a receipt for all of your donations. Please complete the Donor Information Card located under settings to receive an electronic or physical receipt.

You are always in control of how much you give. Spare Change and recurring donations may be paused by going to the Admin Tab under Settings. Click on Pause Donations and slide the bar over to no.

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