Twenty local nonprofit organizations received financial support this year from the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund, in the form of grants totaling nearly $222,000. Sixty-nine agencies applied for funding in February, with requests for projects that address the needs of communities around Johns Hopkins in the areas of public safety, health, employment, education, and community revitalization.
Grant applications were reviewed by the fund's allocation committee, which comprises a cross section of Johns Hopkins employees.
The agencies funded for 2017 include Adelante Latina, B'more Clubhouse, Health Care for the Homeless, and Tahirih Justice Center. The complete list of funded organizations and their missions is posted on the Office of Work, Life and Engagement website.
The Neighborhood Fund was created in 2007 to support nonprofit organizations that serve the communities surrounding Johns Hopkins and that are associated with Hopkins through institutional involvement or affiliation with faculty, staff, retirees, or students. Employees' donations to the fund are accepted through the annual Johns Hopkins United Way campaign.