The JHU Innovation Fund for Community Safety will support community-led efforts to reduce violence in Baltimore, with a focus on the areas neighboring campuses in Mount Vernon, Charles Village, and East Baltimore.

Applications for the Fund must be filed by community-based nonprofit organizations located in Baltimore, Maryland. These are organizations that are registered as nonprofits in Maryland and not an academic institution. The applicant organization is responsible for the accuracy of the application, for the management and oversight of the grant spending, and for providing required reports and other deliverables back to the Fund. Additionally, there is an expectation for collaboration with Johns Hopkins students, staff or faculty. Each application should include a budget allocation for the JHU collaborator of at least 10%. 

A revised version of the RFP was posted on February 2, 2021. Please use this version when filling out your application.

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions document for more information before reaching out to innovationfund@jhu.edu with further questions.

Applications can be submitted as follows: 

Digital submission

Hard copy submission

JHU Innovation Fund RFP c/o Office of Economic Development
1101 E. 33rd Street, Suite D300
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Applications should be submitted to only ONE of these channels. If multiple submissions are received from the same applicant for the same project, we will only review the digital submission.