Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund
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
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I give to the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund?
The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund enables local organizations to build stronger neighborhoods by addressing the community revitalization, education, employment, health, and public safety needs of residents. Donations from employees and the university strengthen organizations funded through the program.
Doesn't United Way already address the issues supported by the Neighborhood Fund?
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 be included in the United Way's funding areas or that are receiving reduced funding. The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund was created to complement United Way.
What kinds of organizations does the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund support?
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.
I am active in a nonprofit organization; how can I request funding from the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund?
If your organization meets the criteria described above, you can submit your completed application form December 15, 2016 through February 15, 2017. The application will be available to download in December. If you have further questions about applying for the grant, please contact at Ian Reynolds at 443-997-7000.