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Why Give to the Bunche Center?
Since its establishment, the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies has led the nation in supporting students and faculty in the study of Black life, hosting scholarly events relevant to Black life in Los Angeles, and producing action-oriented research that spans every field of scholarly inquiry, ranging from micro-biology to musicology. Currently, the Bunche Center is home to the award-winning Million Dollar Hoods project, which uses big data to map the fiscal and human cost of mass incarceration in Los Angeles. In collaboration with community advocates and policy makers, Million Dollar Hoods is helping to reimagine public safety in Los Angeles. Giving to the Bunche Center advances Black Studies as a field of research that improves the conditions of Black life and transforms the world in which we live.
Your support of this program empowers the next generation of scholars and change agents that are leading cutting-edge research to improve the conditions for Black life. Bunche Fellows Program is one of the Center’s most ambitious efforts to train cohorts of scholars from across the academic career arc and from disciplines throughout the UCLA campus. Each year, BFP funds 10 undergraduate and 10 graduate students as well as two postdoctoral scholars to study the conditions of Black life.
Your support of the Discretionary Fund allows The Bunche Center to continue serving as the intellectual hub for Black scholarship at the university by providing research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, supporting the research initiatives of affiliated faculty, fostering campus diversity, bridging the academy and community, and facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration. The Center’s success is firmly rooted in its origins in 1969 as a research initiative dedicated to the study of Black life. The Bunche Center is a national model of scholarly engagement, mentorship, and community activism.
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Charitable Gift and Tax Information
All gifts to the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies are fully tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes, and subject to any limitations placed on charitable gifts. Please visit the UCLA Foundation website for information on fund disclosures and donor privacy, here. For UCLA tax I.D. numbers, tax exemption letters, and other frequently requested documents, please visit the UCLA Donor Toolkit.
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