Programs Funded Through JHNF

A committee of Johns Hopkins employees, chaired by Paul Jacobus, customer service center lead for Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate, oversees the allocation of the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund. JHU Benefits & Worklife coordinates the fund in partnership with the committee as part of the annual Johns Hopkins campaign for United Way of Central Maryland.

Past JHNF Grant Recipients

2022 Neighborhood Grant Fund Recipients

Adopt A Block Inc.– Home Renovation and Donation

Arts for Learning Maryland- Summer Arts for Learning Academy at Graceland Park-O’Donnell Heights

Baltimore Curriculum Project- Wolfe Street Academy Summer Learning Recovery Program

Baltimore Curriculum Project- BCP’s Education Center

Baltimore Jazz Alliance, Incorporated– Baltimore Jazz Fest 2022

Baltimore Kids Chess League Inc– Baltimore Kids Chess League

Baltimore Lab School, Inc- Trauma Informed Care Training

Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation aka The Door– The Door – Boys & Girls Club Summer Program

Central Baltimore Partnership Inc.– Station North Arts District’s (SNAD): Artist Recovery Program

Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore- Tuition Assistance for low-income K – 8th grade students

College Bound Foundation- College Bound Finishers’ Fund for Baltimore City Schools’ Graduates

Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School– Henderson-Hopkins Laptop Replacement Program

Fight Blight Bmore- Project Blight 2 Bright’s Tax Sale Bailout

Franciscan Center, Inc.– The Dining and Food Pantry Program

Health Care for the Homeless-Ensuring on-site support for the newly-housed at Sojourner Place at Oliver

Helping Up Mission– Helping Up Mission

Keswick Community Health– Community Connect

LET’S GO Boys and Girls, Inc.– LETS GO Baltimore OST STEM

Liberty’s Promise Inc– Helping the Immigrant Youth of Baltimore Succeed

Living Classrooms Foundation– Project SERVE

Lori’s Hands, Inc.– Lori’s Hands Baltimore

Maryland Center for History and Culture– Passion and Purpose: Voices of Maryland’s Civil Rights Activists

North Avenue Mission– North Ave Mission Social Work and Support Drop-in

Parks & People Inc.– SuperKids Summer Camp 2022

Project Pneuma, Inc.– #BreathingNewLife: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Programming

Rebuild Metro, Inc.– Path to Own

Shepherd’s Clinic– Shepherd’s Clinic Lab Testing Support

Single Carrot Theatre- Single Carrot Theatre In-school Programming

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore– Camp St. Vincent

The Caroline Friess Center, Inc.– Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training

The Church of the Redeemed of the Lord– Food Pantry

The Community School, Inc.– The Community School

THE MIX Church Inc– East Baltimore Mobile Food Distribution

Upper Fells Point Improvement Association– Right of Way (ROW) Art Project, Traffic Calming Art

Wide Angle Youth Media- MediaWorks

2021 Neighborhood Grant Fund Recipients

The 6th Branch –  Previously-vacant lot upkeep in the Darley Park neighborhood

29th Street Community Center – “Making Spaces” STEM summer camp & after school program for over 30 youth

¡Adelante Latina! –  Transportation for an afterschool program, serving 36 Latina youth from two area high schools

Asylee Women Enterprise – Food bank and staffing to support those seeking asylum and refuge

BioTechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc. –  Laboratory training program for 40 people from underserved communities lacking middle-income employment opportunities

Buddies, Inc. – Police mentorship program for teenagers that enhances career education, character development, community service, diversity, leadership and violence prevention/conflict resolution. Grant will provide reliable transportation for youth participants

Caroline Friess Center, Inc. – Fifteen-week Certified Nursing Assistant program for women who face barriers from career building

Children’s Scholarship fund Baltimore – Tuition coverage to private K-8 school for low-income youth

Cornerstone Community Housing, Inc. – Staffing costs for Earl’s Place, a recovery center for men that provides wrap-around services and case management for cohorts of 17 clients at a time

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School – Mental Health clinician for students

Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School – Food distribution program serving up to 250 families per week

The Family Tree – Free childcare program providing up to 3.5 hours, each day, for parents who need reliable and trustworthy support

Franciscan Center, Inc. – Emergency Food program, estimated to serve over 300,000 meals in the next year

Fusion Partnerships Inc. – Food Rescue Program which connects those in food deserts with items provided by local retailers

Health Care for the Homeless – Health services for 50 homeless children

Helping Up Mission – Women & Children’s Center – Learning Lab with eight computer stations, serving up to 250 clients, daily

Learning Is For Tomorrow, Inc. – Operating costs for adult literacy program in East Baltimore serving over 200 clients each year

Liberty’s Promise – Afterschool program for 70 immigrant youth, offering civic engagement, college access, career options and connection to mentorships

Maryland New Directions (MND) – Job readiness training to over 100 clients, annually, who are considered low-income

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland – Nutritious meals for about 300 low-income residents near Hopkins campuses in Baltimore

THE MIX Church – Expansion of food distribution program in East Baltimore, to include delivery using a dedicated vehicle

Moveable Feast – Staffing costs for Home Delivered Meals Program, since the pandemic is limiting volunteer-based production

Neighborhood Design Center – Connecting three “Designers in residence” with available community space in Johnston Square, Midway, & Broadway East, who will reimagine & rejuvenate each location

Patterson Park Public Charter School, Inc. – Updated air filtration system in new school location

Rebuild Metro Inc. – Food delivery program serving over 4,000 low-income people in East Baltimore, which also offers about 40 delivery & coordinator employment positions to those typically facing barriers to jobs

Shepherd’s Clinic – Vision & Dental pilot program for 40 low-income clients in need of oral & eye health services who do not qualify for private and public health insurance

Single Carrot Theatre – Play production, Unmarked, honoring 41 unmarked gravesites of African Americans from the latter half of the 19th century. Unmarked will commemorate those lives through in-depth historical research, community events, a theatrical presentation, and the construction of a commemorative garden

St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center, Inc. – Marketing campaign spreading awareness of financial, legal and homelessness prevention services to Baltimore

Wide Angle Youth Media – Six-week training program for 40 youth, using media arts to learn technology, marketing, etc., with a focus on social justice-specific projects

Young Audiences of Maryland – Five-week program integrating arts, athletics, and STEM, to 2,300 Baltimore Title I students in grades Pre-K-5

2020 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

Action in Maturity, Inc., 1st Time Applicants – Transportation services to low-income senior citizens during the pandemic

Adopt-a-Block – HVAC system within a newly-renovated home which will be gifted to a low-income Baltimore resident, identified by the local community

AHC Greater Baltimore, Inc., 1st Time Applicant – Food, toiletries/diapers/formula, medication, emergency supplies, and transportation for at least 150 households, as a result of the pandemic

Baltimore Child Abuse Center – Meals & utility needs to vulnerable families, as a result of the pandemic

Baltimore Community Toolbank (Inventory Project & COVID response) – Grants were awarded to enhance tree-specific equipment to become available in the Hopkins footprint; As well as COVID-19 response funds to supply free volunteer and event equipment to non-profits serving the community

Better Waverly Mutual Aid, 1st Time Applicant- Community outreach and support as a result of the pandemic, covering grocery purchasing and delivery, hygiene and first aid as well as production and distribution of cloth face masks for residents within the Better Waverly neighborhood

Caroline Friess Center, Inc. /Pharmacy Program – Offering a 15-week pharmacy technician training program to women who face barriers to career advancement such as transportation or child care coverage

Central Baltimore Partnership – Supported various CBP initiatives as a result of the pandemic such as Square Meals which provides meals to frontline workers at Union Memorial Hospital, Small Business COVID-19 recovery grant application assistance & the legacy resident home repair program

Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore – Scholarship assistance to low-income youth attending non-public school

Civic Works – Providing Baltimore residents 65+ with food during the pandemic

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School – Work Learning program, which connects students to real-life, corporate experience which ultimately impacts their college application and education advancement –

Daysprings Programs, Inc. – Enhanced sanitation needs for this transitional housing facility

East Baltimore Graffiti Church, 1st Time Applicant – Enhancement of weekly food pantry for residents in the Barclay neighborhood, as a result of the pandemic

Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School – S.O.A.R. Together program, which works to increase student attendance; specifically, provide wireless hotspots for 20 students to allow for virtual learning

Esperanza Center Educational Services – Ten-week ESOL program providing innovative multi-generational instruction

Franciscan Center – support increased need for existing food distribution program

Greater Northwood Covenant Association – Rapid-response food program for residents in need as a result of the pandemic

Greenmount West Community Center Foundation, 1st Time Applicant – Five-week summer youth program for 30 children, offering activities as well as food for

Health Care for the Homeless – Comprehensive care program for youth health services

HeartSmiles MD, 1st Time Applicant – Mobile food bank for 100 Baltimore youth who are a part of their school success program

Helping Up Mission – Women’s Kitchen – Renovation of kitchen which provides over 45,000 meals to women, each year

House of Ruth Maryland, 1st Time Applicant – technology equipment for a 28-week domestic violence education program, geared toward those convicted of a domestic crime

Italian Cultural Center, Inc., DBA Be a Chef for a Day, 1st Time Applicant – providing 200 hot meals, daily, to residents of north Baltimore, as a result of the pandemic

Jubilee Baltimore – Providing home repair to long-time, fixed-income  residents in order to avoid displacement in areas where the cost of living is increasing

Living Classrooms Foundation – Salaries for those in the citizen re-entry job program

Manna House Inc., 1st Time Applicant – Soup kitchen modification and enhancements due to the pandemic

Maryland Food Bank – Sustaining school-based food pantries in 20 public schools

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland – Meals, nutrition education, isolation reduction, volunteer visits to increase socialization opportunities, and linkages to other services

Northwest Hospital’s Domestic Violence Program, 1st Time Applicant – Emergency rental costs and relocation assistance for those facing domestic violence during the pandemic

Out 4 Justice – Eight-week reentry program for those returning from incarceration

Patterson Park Public Charter School, 1st Time Applicant – Support the opening and operating of a second school location

Shepherd’s Clinic – Stipend for Community Garden manager at this facility offering comprehensive health care to those in need

Smalltimore Homes, 1st Time Applicant – Hand washing stations throughout homeless camps, during the pandemic, to decrease the spread of Covid-19

St. Ambrose Housing Aide Center, Inc., 1st Time Applicant – Increased sanitation needs in over 30 rental locations housing low-income residents

Station North Tool Library, 1st Time Applicant – Emergency PPE to local medical institution

Strong City Baltimore – Adult Learning Center – Technology equipment & programming for those pursuing a GED and those without regular computer access, across multiple neighborhoods in east Baltimore

Teach For America Baltimore – Support the development of six TFA corps member teachers in three schools within a one-mile radius of Johns Hopkins Hospital

The Be. Org – Educational advancement program, over 22 weeks, for middle school students

The Sixth Branch – Transform vacant lots at the intersection of Crystal Ave. and N. Regester St. into a community green space to accompany the new housing in the community

Young Audiences of Maryland, Inc. – Staffing costs for free, full-day, 5-week program that provides arts-integrated literacy and math instruction to Baltimore students. Addressing the so-called summer slide for children experiencing poverty

2019 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

Health Care for the Homeless – Help children without homes in need of preventive care to avoid chronic health conditions, medicine for colds, therapy to address trauma, dental care to prevent cavities, vaccines to combat the flu and more.

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland – Aid elderly, low-income individuals that rely on our program for basic nutrition, socialization through volunteer visits, and assistance in accessing other support services.

Maryland Food Bank – The School Pantry Program providing food-insecure Baltimore City youth with consistent access to food so they can play, grow, and learn.

29th Street Community Center via Strong City Baltimore – Increase access to STEM programming for students that are not able to access Childfirst’s programming.

Helping Up Mission – Offer a continuum of services addressing the complex needs of women experiencing homelessness, addiction, poverty and mental illness with internal linkages to care, largely within the facility itself.

Friends of the Hampden School – new Hampden Elementary Middle School playground.

The Family Tree – Continue Pathway to Success 4-week, skill-building program designed to build positive parenting practices and core competencies essential for everyday life and work.

Shepherd’s Clinic – Eliminate financial barriers to care for patients with hypertension. Improve individual patient management of hypertension. Reduce patient reliance on Emergency Departments.

Telesis Baltimore Corporation – Construction of a green space at the Greenmount Recreation Center.

Restorative Justice – youth crime intervention in Baltimore City Public School, disrupting the “school-to-prison” pipeline.

Young Audiences of Maryland – Provide SALA programming at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary Middle School.

Jubilee Baltimore – Providing a “Legacy Homeowner” program which provides free home repairs to long-term residents in Central Baltimore.

Maryland New Directions – Transportation, healthy snacks and meals, work wear/safety gear that can make a critical difference in the success of an individual client seeking and maintaining employment.

Elmer A. Henderson – A Johns Hopkins Partnership School  – Create a community kitchen at the Henderson-Hopkins School.  Once established, this community kitchen could be used for nutrition education and food skill programs for children, young adults, families and seniors.

Baltimore Tree Trust – Employee salary which covers community outreach, tree planting, documentation, and maintenance operations, in East Baltimore.

United Ministries / Earl’s Place – Reduce the number of individuals experiencing homelessness and addiction by providing recovery-focused supportive housing.

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative – Implement a home visiting program for lead and asthma families, outreach events, and training to communities to bolster literacy rates in at-risk areas and to help increase access to literacy materials to children between ages 2–14 years old.

Parks & People Foundation – Add service learning to fall Sports (environmental enrichment and park stewardship).

Our Joyful Noise Baltimore – Support a concert series at four venues demonstrating OJN’s sustained commitment to serving underserved populations through art.

St. Mary’s Outreach Center – Support our aging neighbors by creating comprehensive action plans. Obtaining public benefits, including home repairs and food assistance; Medicare counseling; medical care coordination; and tools for self-advocacy across all domains.

Moveable Feast – Help our meal program meet new state and federal nutritional standards.

Children’s Scholarship Fund of Baltimore – Provide 8th grade scholarships to low-income families allowing them to select the best school for their children.

Trash Free Maryland – Work with myriad JHU partners to address trash and litter in the Charles Village, Waverly, Harwood and Hampden communities. These partners include the Office of Sustainability, Homewood Recycling, and varied student groups and departments that both offices work with regularly.

NAMI Metro Baltimore – Provide a week-long, on-campus program that raises mental health awareness and provides resources to students and faculty members.

Liberty’s Promise – Help immigrant youth become active participants in their new community while helping them access post-secondary education and enter the workforce.

Playworks Maryland – Show educators how to use recess as a learning opportunity to model and teach fundamental skills that children need to succeed.

2018 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund allocated $177,000 in July 2018 for projects to be completed by June 30, 2019.

  • !Adelante Latina!: Provide twice-weekly transportation for promising Latina girls to Poly/Western, Baltimore City high schools, and the Esperanza Center for educational opportunities.
  • Access HEARS: Provide a minimum of 100 hearing devices to seniors in need of a sound amplification device and hearing screenings.
  • Baltimore Community Toolbank: Enhance inventory to meet growing partner demands.
  • Baltimore Hunger Project: Negate school hunger. Children who come to school hungry often exhibit trouble concentrating, lower math and reading scores, difficulty interacting with peers, and lower graduation rates.
  • Buddies, Inc.: Give city youth a positive experience interacting with their police advisers. Provide a means for city youth to learn leadership skills. Provide a pipeline for local youth to become Baltimore police officers.
  • Church of the Guardian Angel: Provide cooking classes to low-income individuals and families in an effort to reduce the high incidence of diabetes in this group.
  • Creative Alliance: Help Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School students overcome challenges such as getting to school, staying in school, and achieving grade-level learning in reading and math.
  • Health Care for the Homeless: Partner with local shelters and drop-in centers on a weekly basis to reach particularly vulnerable children, build trusting relationships, and put entire families on a path to better health and stability.
  • Helping Up Mission: Provide innovative primary medical care, mental health care, and prescription medication onsite within a long-term therapeutic community. Care is timely and provided in consultation with a group of clinical providers.
  • Humanim: Offer high-quality after-school programming serving 60 students in grades three to eight (ages 7 to 13). The program runs for 24 weeks, providing dedicated academic interventions focused on science, technology, engineering, math, and English language arts daily in addition to social, cultural, and athletic enrichments for students.
  • Jubilee Baltimore: Address displacement by revitalizing homes for residents at risk of losing permanent housing. This program addresses home repairs for low-income residents and allows them to remain in their homes.
  • Liberty’s Promise: Introduce recently arrived immigrant youth to civic engagement via community involvement, higher education workshops, and career exploration.
  • Living Classrooms Foundation: Provide training for jobs in landscaping, construction, carpentry, maintenance, and solid waste removal. Individuals are taught proper use of equipment while working as a team to complete work contracts that revitalize Baltimore neighborhoods.
  • Maryland Food Bank: Ensure that food-insecure children and their families in Baltimore City have access to staple groceries, fresh produce, and frozen meats through school-based pantries during the nine-month school year.
  • P.O.P.: Deliver daily lesson plans that exploit higher order thinking and explicit vocabulary instruction, as well as social action activities where scholars are charged to contribute to positive change.
  • SquashWise: Build capacity to provide after-school tutoring alongside college, career, and social-emotional counseling.
  • Tahirih Justice Center: Provide free legal assistance and case management services to improve the lives of at least 275 low-income, disadvantaged immigrant women and girls, as well as an estimated 300 children and other dependent family members, with the overarching goal of promoting self-sufficiency.
  • Young Audiences of Maryland: Provide a full-day, five-week program that gives K–5 students 90 minutes of arts-integrated instruction in math and literacy. Research shows that this model decreases summer learning loss.
  • Youth Empowered Society: Prevent and eliminate youth homelessness through the synergy of youth/peer and ally partnerships. The organization’s vision is that all of Baltimore’s youth will easily access supportive services and stable housing to become powerful in their own lives.
2017 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund allocated $221,845 in July 2017 for projects to be completed by June 30, 2018.

  • !Adelante Latina!: Provide twice weekly transportation to Poly/Western, Baltimore City high schools, and the Esperanza Center for educational opportunities.
  • Baltimore Arts Realty Corp.: Pay for program planning and curriculum development to help Baltimore City residents in the textile industry.
  • Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation: Pay salaries and supplies associated with after-school and summer programs that close the achievement gap for low-income and low-performing students.
  • B’More Clubhouse: Provide program funding to help members seek employment and educational opportunities through the use of new technology.
  • Caroline Center: Pay personnel salaries and fund program expenses to assist career-training graduates with obtaining employment.
  • Friends of Wyman Park Dell: Fund the pruning of 21 trees to create a safe, attractive, and pedestrian-friendly link between neighborhoods.
  • Health Care for the Homeless: Provide medical and behavioral health support to homeless children and families within Baltimore City. Funding also includes support, supplies, and costs associated with its mobile clinic.
  • Living Classroom Foundation: Fund program costs to support the Safe Streets program as it works to help keep at-risk youth out of prison.
  • Meals on Wheels Central Maryland: Pay for meals to be delivered to chronically ill Baltimore City residents.
  • Reading Partners: Pay for program operations and community engagement to provide one-on-one tutoring to low-income elementary students.
  • SquashWise: Fund continued academic and fitness programs to include a full-time counselor.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church: Pay for new beds for newly housed, formerly homeless Baltimore City residents.
  • Station North Arts & Entertainment: Support funding to clean and maintain the Ynot Lot, which serves as a community gathering space for various events and public programs in Baltimore City.
  • Tahirih Justice Center: Provide continued funding to improve the lives of low-income, immigrant women and girls in Baltimore City.
  • The Barclay Parent Group: Fund the demolition and reconstruction of the playground at Barclay Elementary/Middle School.
  • The Bulldog Basketball School: Provide funding to help expand the Bulldog Basketball School Program.
  • The Family Recovery Program: Pay for oral health care, including transportation support, for six parents.
  • Village Learning Place: Help to sustain and expand the LINK Summer and the new LINK Leaders Summer programs with the aim of closing summer learning loss for students.
2016 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund allocated $167,200 in July 2016 for projects to be completed by June 30, 2017.

  • Baltimore SquashWise: Support salaries, campus visits, pre-college programs, and 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 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 School.
  • 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 one to five.
  • 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.
2015 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund allocated $198,724 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 parents’ 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- 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: 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.
2014 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund allocated $258,580 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: 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 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, so that services such as signing up for health insurance, basic screening, financial assistance, and health resource navigation can 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 fifth- to eighth-grade students.
  • Greater Homewood Community Corp.: 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: Fund the salary of a life skills instructor, who will conduct both 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: Purchase food to be delivered to individuals who are homebound, elderly, frail, or 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: Provide transitional housing and supportive services to men who are homeless and in recovery from alcohol or substance abuse.
2013 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund allocated $253,220 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 one to five.
  • Baltimore Urban Leadership Foundation: Purchase supplies for the Generation E4 After-School Summer Camp, which supports low-income and low-performing students in grades one to eight in math and grades five to eight 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 underemployed 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–nine 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 an 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.
2012 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund allocated $262,855 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: 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: 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: Employ a part-time cook to expand meal serving from Monday through Friday to seven 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 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: 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 ages 14 to 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.
2011 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund allocated $221,800 in July 2011 for projects completed by June 30, 2012.

  • Alternative Directions: Support Alternative Directions’ Hand in Hand program, which 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: Help Mount Washington Elementary School expand to add a middle school.
  • Baltimore Reads: Support Baltimore Reads’ Neighborhood-Based Portable Classroom Program, which offers adult literacy classes.
  • Baltimore Urban Debate League: Help Baltimore Urban Debate League expand the Elementary and Middle School Debate program for 58 of the city’s most underresourced public schools.
  • Caroline Center: Support Caroline Center, which 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: Fund a cook who will serve meals to vulnerable women and children at My Sister’s Place Women’s Center.
  • Charles Village Community Benefits District: Fund a rat abatement project for Charles Village.
  • Dayspring Programs: Fund a mental health consultant who will help parents 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 learn.
  • Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake: Support renovation of six currently vacant properties near Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • Higher Achievement: Provide mentoring to middle school students in Baltimore City public schools.
  • Incentive Mentoring: Support a mentoring program for underperforming 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: Support the Safe Streets public health campaign to reduce shootings and homicides in several East Baltimore communities.
  • Oakenshawe Improvement Association: Transform a vacant lot on a troubled block into a garden and greenspace for community use.
  • Southeast Community Development Corp.: Support a project to create a broader customer base that can sustain the Highlandtown Farmers’ Market operation.
  • St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center: Provide workshops and one-on-one counseling through the Pathway Out of Poverty financial literacy program.
  • St. Francis Xavier Head Start: Help St. Francis Xavier Head Start purchase computers with early-learning software to support classroom learning.
  • Village Learning Place: Support Books2Go program, which provides early literacy exposure to more than 800 Baltimore City public school children.
  • Writers in Baltimore Schools: Support literacy development programs for low-income middle school students located in the Charles Village, Barclay, Waverly, and York Road communities.
  • Young Audiences of Maryland: Hire a program coordinator and residency coordinator for the Young Audiences’ Access for All program, which provides arts programs at only 15% of the true cost.
2010 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund allocated $169,500 in July 2010 for projects completed by June 30, 2011.

  • Baltimore Fitness Academy: Support the bMOREfit Childhood Obesity Project to introduce urban youth to fitness, health choices, and sustainable careers in the wellness industry.
  • Baltimore Reads: Support a neighborhood-based portable classroom program to offer adult literacy classes.
  • Catholic Charities/My Sister’s Place Women’s Center: Fund the purchase of a professional stove and support a cook for the shelter.
  • Episcopal Community Services of Maryland: Support 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 Corp. (GEDCO): Fund the 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: Fund new construction and renovation of homes in East Baltimore.
  • Health Care for the Homeless: Support addiction treatment for individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Humanim: Provide occupational training to equip low-income adults with skills to obtain employment in the health care industry.
  • Jubilee Baltimore: Revitalize the Greenmount West area to provide a strong and diverse housing market.
  • Julie Community Center: Provide an entrepreneurial experience for youth in business and marketing as well as a mural art project at a local school.
  • Learning Is for Tomorrow (LIFT): Provide construction expenses to allow adult literacy school to move into a permanent space.
  • Living Classrooms Foundation: Support the Safe Streets public health campaign to reduce shootings and homicides in several East Baltimore communities.
  • Marian House: Support the Educational Advancement and Employment Assistance Project to help Marian House residents qualify for and secure quality jobs.
  • Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland: Purchase 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): Support the Going Back on the Right Track safe school initiative to teach school-age children about safety, gang prevention, and health.
  • Tommy Polley Foundation: Help fund the 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: Support the Books2Go program that provides early literacy exposure to over 800 Baltimore City public school children.
2009 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund allocated $86,013 in March 2009 for projects completed by Dec. 31, 2009.

  • Children of the World Co-op: Expand Outreach Program to increase subsidies for lower income families and expand ESL program.
  • The Community School: Provide curricular materials and activities to give opportunities to increase students’ knowledge and skills across academic content, technology, and personal and social development.
  • Greater Homewood Community Corp.: Support the Get There! program to promote academic readiness and college attendance for public high school students.
  • Heart’s Place Shelter: Supplement a portion of the shelter’s expenses: facility fee (rent and utilities), groceries for meals, clothing purchases, 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): Provide internet access to 36 families participating in the LATCH (Let’s All Take Computers Home) program, which allows schools to strengthen their connections with their families by providing computers in their homes.
  • Incentive Mentoring Program: Support IMP mentors for 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: Provide funds for the 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: Support the Baltimore Fitness Academy (bMOREfit), which was created to teach, train, and mentor at-risk 17-to-21-year-old Baltimore City youth who are currently enrolled in the YO! Baltimore (Youth Opportunity Baltimore) program.
  • Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland: 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: Provide support for Community Greening Resource Network, a new membership program for community-managed gardens; individuals receive access to plant materials, tools, educational opportunities, and networking events.
  • Shepherd’s Clinic: 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: Support Books2Go, which provides early literacy exposure through engaging read-alouds, language development, and opportunities to extend learning through activities, games, and dramatic play.
2008 Neighborhood Fund Grant Recipients

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund allocated $76,415 in August 2008 for projects completed by June 30, 2009.

  • BioTechnical Institute of Maryland: 10th Anniversary Celebration/Fundraiser and East Baltimore Educational Program Grand Opening.
  • Charles Village Recreation League: Support coach training, equipment upgrades, and scholarships for neighborhood children.
  • Children of the World Co-op: 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: Funding for after-school program at Tench Tilghman & William Paca Summer Camp Program, in partnership with the Julie Center, Campfire Boys and Girls, USA.
  • People’s Homesteading Group: 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.