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The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund

Grant Application

The 2014 grant application process is currently open and applications are due by Wednesday, February 12, at 5:00 pm.  To ask questions about the grant application or the review process, please contact Kathleen Crostic at kcrostic@jhu.edu or 443-997-0138.

Program Overview

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund was created in 2007 from the vision of then-President William R. Brody to support nonprofit organizations that both serve the communities in close proximity to Hopkins campuses and are associated with Johns Hopkins through employee and / or institutional involvement. United Way pledge designations made to the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund assist local nonprofit organizations' efforts to build stronger neighborhoods by addressing needs in areas of:

·         Community Revitalization

·         Education

·         Employment

·         Health

·         Public Safety

In addition to serving these needs, organizations that receive funding must provide services within pre-designated geographic boundaries, agree to use or return funds by the end of the fiscal year, and comply with other disbursement and reporting requirements.

A committee of Johns Hopkins employees, chaired by Frank Bossle, Executive Director of JHI Internal Audits, oversees the allocation of the fund. The fund is coordinated by the Office of Work, Life and Engagement, as part of the annual Johns Hopkins Campaign for United Way of Central Maryland

·         2007-2013 Neighborhood Fund grant recipients


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why should I give to the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund?
A.
The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund enables local organizations to build stronger neighborhoods by addressing the health, educational, public safety, employment and community revitalization needs of the residents. The donated funds and volunteer hours made by employees and the University strengthen the funded organizations.

Q. Doesn't United Way already address the issue supported by the Neighborhood Fund?
A.
United Way of Central Maryland targets four major impact areas. The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund focuses on organizations close to our campuses that may not have been included in United Way's funding areas or are receiving reduced funding. The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund was created to complement United Way.

Q. What kinds of organizations does the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund support?
A. Nonprofit organizations that are associated with Johns Hopkins through employee and/or institutional involvement and that deliver services to the communities near Johns Hopkins campuses are considered for funding through a proposal process. See recent Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund recipients.

Q. I am active in a nonprofit organization, how can I request funding from the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund?
A.
If your organization meets the criteria described above, you can submit your request from December 12, 2013 through February 12, 2014. The application will be available to download in December. If you have further questions about applying for the grant, please contact Kathleen Crostic at 443-997-0138.