The Black United Fund of Michigan, Inc. (BUF) has a rich 43 year heritage of identifying and funding innovative programs that reach a diverse demographic throughout the state of Michigan.  Since 1970....read more

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As a primary resource, you can make your contribution to BUF through: payroll deduction accounts with local employers from government, education, healthcare, law, civic and corporate partnerships.  ....read more


Doesn't the Black United Fund duplicate the United Way? No. We serve organizations and needs outside the traditional funding institutional objectives. Primarily....read more

BUF News & Events

Drive the Future Press Release

Download the Drive The Future Press Release. Click Here to download.

WDIV Channel 4 Interview with Kenneth Donaldson

Check out the interview with BUF of Michigan President/CEO Kenneth Donaldson:  Click here.

43rd Annual Benefit Celebration

We invite you to join us as we celebrate 43 years of Empowering Communities and Changing Lives Together! Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 6PM at the elegant Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.  Download flyer and sponsorship forms here.

Combined Federal Campaign

Congratulations to BUF of Michigan!  The federal government approved BUF of Michigan as an 18 member federation that will now participate in the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).  Federal employees may contribute to one or all of these agencies through payroll deduction.

Successful Financial Literacy Program

Thank you to Ally Bank, Bank of America and General Motors for funding BUF of Michigan's Financial Literacy Program.  A new financial literacy program is launching soon!

2012 BUF Grant Awardees

Congratulations to the following non-profit organizations selected to receive grants from BUF of Michigan in 2012.

Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC)
Coleman A. Young Foundation
Destiny and Purpose Community Outreach
Detroit MOTTEP Foundation
KICK-The Agency for LGT African Americans
Life Organization
Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
Perfecting Community Development Corp.
Real Life 101 Scholarship Program
Restoration Community Outreach
Stepping Into Success
Tech Start Detroit, Inc.
The Future Leaders of he World (F.L.O.W)

Upcoming BUF Events
Save The Date!

Friday, September 5, 2014
12th Annual Golf Outing
Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center
8768 N. Territorial Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170

Saturday, October 18, 2014
44th Annual Benefit Celebration
Detroit Marriott – Renaissance Center
100 Renaissance Ctr – Detroit