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Help Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund Build Stronger Communities

The Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund, part of the institution’s United Way of Central Maryland campaign, supports nonprofit organizations that serve communities located near a Johns Hopkins campus and that are associated with Johns Hopkins through institutional, employee, retiree, or student involvement. Pledge designations to the Neighborhood Fund provide one-year grants to local nonprofits building stronger neighborhoods by targeting these community needs:

  • Community revitalization
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Public safety
  • Johns Hopkins employees can participate in the Neighborhood fund in two ways.

    First, if you are involved with a nonprofit organization located near a Johns Hopkins campus, you can sponsor the nonprofit’s grant application for funds to support its work in the community. Organizations applying for Neighborhood Fund grants must:

    • Hold a 501(c)(3) tax code designation or use a 501(c)(3) as a fiscal agent.
    • Be associated with Johns Hopkins through institutional, employee, retiree, or student involvement.
    • Deliver service to communities within a ¾-mile radius of any Johns Hopkins campus that participates in the annual United Way of Central Maryland campaign or within the Live Near Your Work program boundaries (http://www.jhu.edu/lnyw).
    • Grant proposals for the 2012 funding cycle will be accepted from December 15, 2011 until February 15, 2012. For a complete listing of funded projects and download a Neighborhood Fund grant application and instructions, visit www.jhu.edu/neighborhoodfund.

      Second, you can contribute to the Neighborhood Fund by checking the box on your electronic or paper pledge form to designate all or part of your contribution to the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund. Donations to the Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund are tax deductible and eligible for the United Way challenge match. Matching funds will be directed to the United Way of Central Maryland.

      Together, we can create stronger neighborhoods.

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