HBCU Forward

Launching 2024

Powered by Jones•Feliciano Initiative

We are launching HBCU Forward as one of our lead initiatives for 2024.
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Our Mission

is two-fold

HBCU Forward empowers leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by providing the tools and resources needed to position themselves as investment-ready, honoring their past and cementing their future.

HBCU Forward equips prospective funders with connections to investment-ready Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), showcasing their value and identifying opportunities to help propel them forward.

Powering Possibilities


The Kwanza Jones & José E. Feliciano Initiative (Jones•Feliciano) is a high-impact philanthropic grantmaking and investment organization. It was founded to achieve one bold goal: To Power Possibilities that Boost Humanity and its Future.


HBCUs are vehicles to boost social mobility. They help propel so many folks forward. It is imperative, and takes all of us, to move them forward. Beyond cultural, their impact is multigenerational.

Kwanza Jones