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Funded Programs

A committee of the Johns Hopkins employees, chaired by Frank Bossle, Executive Director of JHI Internal Audits, oversees the allocation of the fund. We coordinate the fund as part of the annual Johns Hopkins Campaign for United Way of Central Maryland.

Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients


Use the links below to see the grant recipients for each year.

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

$167,200 allocated in July 2016 for projects to be completed by June 30, 2017

Baltimore Squashwise: Support salaries, campus visits, pre-college programs, and other supplies associated with the college and career readiness and alumni support program.

Baltimore Tree Trust: Support the salary of the Program Manager, who will manage the Trees for Public Health program, which will help plant 1,000 street trees in the urban heat neighborhoods.

Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation: Fund salaries and supplies associated with the after-school and summer programs that close the achievement gap for low-income and low-performing students.

Caroline Center: Fund the salary of the Career Coach, who works with career training graduates to secure employment.

City Life Community Builders: Pay for materials and contractual computer instructors to provide construction training and job search activities for low-income and unemployed individuals.

Friends of Mount Vernon Children’s Park: Pay for equipment, turf, and installation of new toddler-appropriate play equipment.

Helping Up Mission: Pay for costs associated with providing dental care for men experiencing homelessness, addiction, or poverty.

Maryland Food Bank: Support the cost of food handling associated with the School Pantry Program, which stocks on-site food pantries at 17 Baltimore City Public Schools.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland: Purchase food to be delivered to chronically ill residents of Baltimore City.

Moveable Feast: Support the salary of the Culinary Chef Instructor, who teaches students culinary skills necessary to join the food services workforce.

Pen Lucy Action Network: Expand the services offered by adding an evening summer learning program that targets students performing below grade level in math or reading.

Reading Partners: Support program operations, research and evaluation, and community engagement, to provide one-on-one tutoring to low-income elementary students.

SOAR Baltimore: Provide direct funding of student projects on the SOAR platform at Henderson Hopkins.

Soccer Without Borders: Support salaries, services, and transportation associated with providing holistic after-school programming to refugee, asylee, and immigrant students in middle school, integrating English language development with soccer, academic support, team building, cultural exchange, and civic engagement activities.

Strong City Baltimore: Pay for a portion of the renovation of the playground on 26th Street.

The Community Schools: Purchase laptops and electronic readers for students who do not have access to the internet at home to complete homework assignments.

The Hampden Family Center: Pay for program supplies, field trips, and volunteer background checks to support the After School Enrichment Program, which offers a safe and structured after school environment  for local students in grades 1-5.

The Old Goucher Community Association: Purchase street furniture and street umbrellas for a streetscape in Old Goucher.

Thread: Provide food and supplies for underperforming students participating in Thread’s mentoring program.

Village Learning Place: Help to sustain and expand the LINK Summer and the new LINK Leaders Summer Programs, which defeat summer learning loss.

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$198,724 allocated in July 2015 for projects to be completed by June 30, 2016

Baltimore Child Abuse Center: Partially fund the salary for on-call staff to provide services within two hours of a report of abuse. 

Caroline Center: Fund the salary of a full-time Certified Pharmacy Technician.

Children’s Scholarship Fund: Provide scholarships to low-income students to allow them to attend the independent school of their parent’s choosing.

Forensic Nurse Examiner Program at Mercy Medical Center: Fund a variety of services and materials associated with addressing the needs of immigrant and refugee survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Baltimore City.

Franciscan Center: Fund the Dental Assistance Program to allow the Center to continue to provide dental assistance to low-income families in Baltimore City.

Higher Achievement: Fund the salaries of full-time and part-time staff to combat summer learning loss.

Humanim, Elev8 Baltimore: Purchase Integrated Reading Curriculum, resources, and books for 150 participants in Children’s Defense Freedom Schools.

Living Classrooms:  Fund a variety of meetings and supplies associated with the Safe Streets program, with the goal of reducing shootings and homicides in East Baltimore.

Marian House: Support the House Manager position, responsible for daily operations of the Transitional Housing Program.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland: Cover the cost of food for several clients throughout Baltimore City participating in the Home-delivered Meals Program.

Men and Families Center, Inc.: Fund an environmental awareness program to increase recycling and proper trash disposal.

Moveable Feast: Support the salary of the Culinary Business Development Coordinator, responsible for classroom instruction in the Culinary Apprentice Training Program.

Old Goucher Community/Business Alliance: Design and produce signage to develop a branding along the 25th Street corridor.

Skatepark of Baltimore: Purchase and install safety lighting to the existing skatepark facility.

The 6th Branch: Transform a vacant lot into an extension of the existing urban farm.

Thread: Fund the Community Model Programming to engage underperforming high school students with a family of volunteers to support their personal growth and academic advancement.

United Ministries: Fund salaries and client assistance items for Earl’s Place, serving men faced with homelessness. 

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$258,580 allocated in July 2014 for projects to be completed by June 30, 2015:

Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation: Support an after school and summer program that helps to close the achievement gap for low-income and low-performing students in math and science.

B’More Clubhouse, Inc: Provide support to individuals in the Baltimore metropolitan area who are living with
the effects of mental illness.

Caroline Friess Center: Provide tuition-free career and life skills training for women in Baltimore City.

CASA de Maryland: Support the Mi Espacio Program, which helps to increase high school graduation and college enrollment rates among Latino immigrant youth.

Charm City Clinic: Open the clinic for a second operating day each week, where services such as signing up for health insurance, basic screening, financial assistance, and health resource navigation will be offered.

Children’s Scholarship Fund: Offer scholarships to low-income Baltimore City students to attend the independent school of their choice.

Elev8 Baltimore – an initiative of Humanim: Provide curricula and books to 150 neighborhood 5-8th grade students.

Greater Homewood Community Corporation: Add a mobile computer lab to quadruple the programmatic capacity.

Health Care for the Homeless: Support medical and behavioral health outreach services to homeless women and children.

Helping Up Mission: Purchase new washing machines to ensure sanitary, healthy conditions for the 500 men participating in the Spiritual Recovery Program.

Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc.: Fund the salary of a Life Skills Instructor, who will conduct life skills classes and individual sessions for youth.

Incentive Mentoring Program: Purchase food for students participating in the mentoring program.

International Rescue Committee: Assist pregnant refugees and medically-vulnerable refugees to access health services and resources.

Marian House: Purchase food for residents participating in the Transitional Housing Program.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc.: Purchase food to be delivered to individuals who are homebound, elderly, frail, and disabled.

Parks & People Foundation: Install features for a new urban farm that will increase access to healthy, affordable food.

Pen Lucy Action Network: Purchase new computers and software for the Learning Center to improve student and tutor access to web-based study materials.

St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church: Purchase home goods and furniture, and pay for storage space rental to meet the tangible needs of newly housed individuals who were recently homeless.

United Ministries, Inc.: Provide transitional housing and supportive services to men who are homeless and in recovery from alcohol or substance abuse.

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$253,220 allocated in July 2013 for projects to be completed by June 30, 2014:

Baltimore Curriculum Project - Wolfe Street Academy: Support the After School Academics program which provides extended day classes to students in grades 1-5.

Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation: Purchase supplies for the Generation E4 After School Summer Camp which supports low-income and low-performing students in grades 1-8 in math and grades 5-8 in science.

Better Waverly Community Organization: Provide art and music education to 70 children.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake: Provide intensive case management to 35 mentoring relationships between Hopkins employees and local children in need.

BioTechnical Institute - BioSTART: Fund supplies, recruitment, and instructors to provide tuition-free training in basic laboratory skills to five unemployed or underermployed high school graduates.

CASA de Maryland: Provide services and group trainings for Latino and immigrant youth with the goals of increasing high school graduation, college enrollment rates, financial literacy, and leadership skills.

Children's Scholarship Fund Baltimore: Provide scholarships to low-income Baltimore City families to allow their children to attend k-9 at the independent school of their choice.

East Baltimore Development Inc. - Elev8 Baltimore: Purchase curriculum books and other supplies for the summer learning program which engages 240 students in literature activities, athletics, and social and cultural programs.

Franciscan Center - Healthy Food Initiative: Raise nutritional awareness and promote healthier eating habits in Baltimore.

Friends of Patterson Park: Expand services offered through the youth and family programming with programs such as Zumba classes, youth soccer, walking groups, and family events.

Helping Up Mission: Support the Spiritual Recovery Program which provides men and opportunity to overcome addiction and re-establish healthy relationships, work ethic, and patterns of thinking.

Higher Achievement: Fund college trip expenses for students enrolled in the Summer Academy which combats summer learning loss and exposes scholars to challenging material.

Incentive Mentoring Program: Support general operating costs such as family expenses and resources.

International Rescue Committee: Purchase materials and provide an interpreter for pregnancy workshops so that refugee women have a healthy birth experience.

Living Classrooms: Support a variety of events, activities, and supplies that aim to reduce shootings and homicides in several East Baltimore communities.

Marian House: Fund the salary of a child therapist who addresses the needs of children while empowering mothers to be good parents and citizens.

Moveable Feast: Support the salary of a culinary instructor.

People's Community Health Centers: Fund the salaries of mental health counselors and provide promotional materials to support the Whole Person Integrated Care Plan.

People's Homesteading Group: Fund the construction of the training center, including a sprinkler system and security door.

Teach for America: Support the salary of the Teacher Coach who recruits, trains, and supports leaders to teach in high-need schools.

The Community School: Pay for textbooks and transportation for students wanting to pursue a college education.

Unchained Talent: Purchase materials and pay mentors and in-class artists to implement a newly developed in-school Arts Integration Curriculum as well as the one-to-one College Access/Career Readiness Mentoring Program.

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$262,855 allocated in July 2012 for projects completed by June 30, 2013:

AIDS Interfaith Residential Services: Offer young people transitional and permanent housing, along with services and training opportunities through the City Steps program.

Baltimore Reads: Offer reading, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and GED preparation throughout Baltimore through the Portable Classrooms program.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - OrchKids: Provide year-round during and after-school music education and mentoring to an additional 40 pre-K and kindergarten students in Baltimore City's urban neighborhoods through the OrchKids program.

Baltimore Urban Debate League: Use in-school hours, after-school workshops, weekend tournaments, and summertime programming to enrich the academic experience of the City’s youth through the elementary and middle school debate program.

Caroline Friess Center: Fund a career coach to initiate contact with students and follow up with graduates to assist with employment issues.

East Baltimore Development, Inc. - Elev8 Baltimore: Provide school-based health services and out-of-school programs to ensure that middle grade students achieve success in school and in life through Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools.

Helping Up Mission: Provide healthy meals to men participating in the long-term residential recovery program.

Higher Achievement Baltimore: Help at-risk youth transition successfully through middle school and place them in top high schools that get them on track to four-year colleges through the Afterschool Academy program at the East Baltimore Achievement Center.

Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc.: Assist with the operating cost of a computer learning center that will provide instructor-assisted and self-paced computer skills training for local residents.

Incentive Mentoring Program: Enable Incentive Mentoring Program to continue its work with students who exhibit poor academic performance by stabilizing their school and home life.

International Rescue Committee, Inc.: Ensure that newly resettled refugees from politically unstable countries are supported through pregnancy and birth through the Pregnancy Support Program.

Living Classrooms Foundation: Support the Safe Streets program, a public health campaign that aims to reduce violence in several East Baltimore communities.

Manna House, Inc.: Employ a part-time cook to expand meal serving from Monday-Friday to 7 days a week.

Marian House: Offer immediate housing, meals, personal supplies, addiction recovery programs, transportation, medical care referrals, and other services to homeless women and their children.

Maryland New Directions: Support two-week long job readiness workshops and one-on-one appointments to low-income Baltimore residents to enhance their job search skills.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc.: Deliver meals to up to 15 homebound, frail, and elderly individuals for one year in Baltimore.

My Sister’s Place Women’s Center, a Catholic Charities Program: Support a cook who prepares meals for 85 homeless women and children a day.

Playworks Education Energized – Baltimore: Provide safe, healthy, and inclusive play to students at low-income schools by preserving recess and making play and physical activity a part of every day.

The Family Tree: Launch the Enough Abuse Campaign to prevent child sexual abuse by providing educational and informational training and prevention messaging to 500 local adults.

Wide Angle Youth Media: Provide advanced training in media technology to Baltimore City students age 14-20 with the objective of enhancing their academic and job-readiness skills.

Writers in Baltimore Schools: Provide low-income middle school students with a vibrant environment for literary development through in-school, after-school, and summer creative writing workshops.

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$221,800 allocated in July 2011 for projects completed by June 30, 2012:

Alternative Directions: Alternative Directions’ Hand in Hand program works to reduce recidivism among juvenile offenders by offering mental health counseling, individual mentoring, and academic services within the Baltimore City Detention Center. Job training, employment connections, and continued education opportunities are available after release.

Baltimore Community Foundation: Mount Washington Elementary School is expanding to add a middle school.

Baltimore Reads: Baltimore Reads’ Neighborhood Based Portable Classroom Program offers adult literacy classes.

Baltimore Urban Debate League: Baltimore Urban Debate League will expand the Elementary and Middle School Debate program for 58 of the city’s most under-resourced public schools.

Caroline Center: Caroline Center provides employment readiness through specific skills training as Certified Geriatric Nursing Assistants, and additional life skills classes and workshops ranging from math and financial literacy to job searching.

Catholic Charities: My Sister’s Place Women’s Center will fund a cook who will serve meals to vulnerable women and children.

Charles Village Community Benefits District: Charles Village Community Benefits District will fund a rat abatement project for Charles Village.

Dayspring Programs: Dayspring Programs will fund a mental health consultant who will help parents to positively manage behavior and access mental health services needed by children to develop positive self-concept and self control, and to be ready to enter school and to learn.

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake: Renovation of six currently vacant properties near Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Higher Achievement: Higher Achievement provides four years of mentoring to middle school students in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Incentive Mentoring: Mentoring program for under-performing high school students and university-based volunteers; program operates at Dunbar High School in East Baltimore and the Academy of College and Career Exploration in Hampden.

Living Classrooms Foundation: Safe Streets public health campaign to reduce shootings and homicides in several East Baltimore communities.

Oakenshawe Improvement Association: Oakenshawe Improvement Association will transform a vacant lot on a troubled block into a garden and greenspace for community use.

Southeast Community Development Corporation: Project to create a broader customer base that can sustain the Highlandtown Farmers’ Market operation.

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center: The Pathway Out of Poverty financial literacy program provides workshops and one-on-one counseling.

St. Francis Xavier Head Start: St. Francis Xavier Head Start will purchase computers with early-learning software to support classroom learning.

Village Learning Place: Books2Go program provides early literacy exposure to over 800 Baltimore City public school children.

Writers in Baltimore Schools: Literacy development for low-income middle school students located in the Charles Village, Barclay, Waverly, and York Road communities.

Young Audiences of Maryland: Young Audiences of Maryland will hire a program coordinator and residency coordinator for their Young Audiences’ Access for All program which provides arts programs at only 15% of the true cost.

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$169,500 allocated in July 2010 for projects completed by June 30, 2011:

Baltimore Fitness Academy:� bMOREfit Childhood Obesity Project to introduce urban youth to fitness, health choices and sustainable careers in the wellness industry.

Baltimore Reads:� Neighborhood Based Portable Classroom Program to offer adult literacy classes.

Catholic Charities/My Sister’s Place Women’s Center:� To purchase a professional stove and support a cook for the shelter.

Episcopal Community Services of Maryland: The Club at Collington Square, which is an after-school and summer camp program for youth to develop citizenship, leadership, and opportunities.

Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation (GEDCO): Neighbor Helping Neighbor Program, which is a time bank model of service exchange for seniors at Stadium Place to provide services for community members.

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake: New construction and renovation of homes in East Baltimore.

Health Care for the Homeless: Addiction treatment for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Humanim: Occupational training to equip low-income adults with skills to obtain employment in the healthcare industry.

Jubilee Baltimore: Revitalization of Greenmount West area to provide a strong and diverse housing market.

Julie Community Center: Youth Program to provide an entrepreneurial experience in business and marketing as well as a mural art project at a local school.

Learning Is For Tomorrow (LIFT): Construction expenses to allow adult literacy school to move into a permanent space.

Living Classrooms Foundation: Safe Streets public health campaign to reduce shootings and homicides in several East Baltimore communities.

Marian House: Educational Advancement and Employment Assistance Project to help Marian House residents qualify for and secure quality jobs.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland: Purchase of thermal bags to ensure that nutritious meals delivered to homebound individuals are kept at safe temperatures.

Operation P.U.L.S.E. (People United to Live in a Safe Environment): “Going Back on the Right Track” safe school initiative to teach school-aged children about safety, gang prevention, and health.�

Tommy Polley Foundation: Television Production/Broadcast Journalism Program to offer college and career preparatory classes for credit in collaboration with Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

Village Learning Place: Books2Go program that provides early literacy exposure to over 800 Baltimore City public school children.

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$86,013 allocated in March 2009 for projects completed by December 31, 2009:

Children of the World Co-op, Inc.: Expand Outreach Program to increase subsidies for lower income families and expand ESL program.

The Community School: Curricular materials and activities to provide opportunities to increase students’ knowledge and skills across academic content, technology, as well as personal and social development.

Greater Homewood Community Corporation�(GHCC): “Get There!”�program to promote academic readiness and college attendance for public high school students.

Heart’s Place Shelter: Supplement portion of shelters expenses: facility fee (rent & utilities), groceries for meals, purchase clothing, replacement of broken cots and funds to support client assistance (transportation to medical appointments, job training/job interviews and pharmacy assistance).

Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition (HEBCAC): The LATCH (Let’s All Take Computers Home) program will allow schools to strengthen their connections with their families by providing computers in their homes.�Funding from the JHNF will provide internet access to 36 families participating in the program.

Incentive Mentoring Program, Inc. (IMP): IMP mentors students at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School to foster academic achievement, self-esteem, and personal growth among students at high risk of dropping out of high school.

Live Baltimore Home Center: 2009 Buying into Baltimore Home buying Fair and Neighborhood Tours - a biannual home buying event, enabling people to discover Baltimore’s neighborhoods and have the opportunity to receive a $3,000 grant toward down payment and closing costs on a new home in Baltimore City.

Meadow Mill Athletic Club Foundation, Inc.: Baltimore Fitness Academy (bMOREfit) was created to teach, train, and mentor at risk 17-21 year old Baltimore City youth who are currently enrolled in the YO! Baltimore (Youth Opportunity Baltimore) program.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Inc.: Provide nutritious meals, personal contact, and related services to individuals who are homebound due to advanced age, disability, or recuperation from illness or injury and who are unable to shop and/or prepare meals for themselves.

My Sister’s Place Women’s Center (Catholic Charities Program): My Sister’s Table program will provide meals daily to poor and homeless women and families.

Parks & People Foundation, Inc.: Community Greening Resource Network (CGRN) is a new membership program for community managed gardens – individuals receive access to plant materials, tools, educational opportunities, and networking events.

Shepherd’s Clinic: Joy Wellness Center - promote community health through quality, affordable programs that teach strategies for balancing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual areas of life.�Three core programs will be: Movement 101, Nutrition 101, and Stress Reduction/Coping Mechanisms.

The Village Learning Place, Inc.: Books2Go provides early literacy exposure through engaging read-alouds, language development, and opportunities to extend learning through activities, games, and dramatic play.

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$76,415 allocated in August 2008 for projects completed by June 30, 2009:

BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc.: 10th Anniversary Celebration / Fundraiser & East Baltimore Educational Program Grand Opening.

Charles Village Recreation League: Support of coach training, equipment upgrades, and scholarships for neighborhood children.

Children of the World Co-op, Inc.: Outreach subsidies to support families in need of assistance and enrich ESL Program.

Civic Works: Project materials for Community Lot Team.

Heart’s Place Shelter: Supplement portion of expenses to allow shelter to extend services from three nights per week to four for the 2008-2009 season.

Historic East Baltimore Community Action Coalition, Inc.: Tench Tilghman & William Paca Summer Camp Program - funding for afterschool program partnered with The Julie Center, Campfire Boys and Girls, USA.

People’s Homesteading Group, Inc.: Acquisition and maintenance of two community gardens in East Midway Barclay neighborhoods.

The Community School: Curricular materials and instructional support.

The Family Tree: Initiate “Achieving Success Together” program in four local school communities within the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund grant radius.

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Updated 10/25/2016

male resident of Helping Up Mission supported by JHNF funds

Resident of Helping Up Mission