Community Support

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused considerable hardship within our community, particularly touching vulnerable populations such as our seniors, homeless youth, Baltimore City school students and families, and people living with disabilities.

Johns Hopkins is mobilizing and harnessing our expertise, capabilities, and resources to provide support and relief to those in need in our community. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and offers for help that we have received from countless members of the Hopkins family and extended community.

To help facilitate a collective and impactful response, this page contains links and information to ensure that we can provide help to some of our community’s most vulnerable residents. Financial resources, in-kind support, or volunteer hours are all are appreciated—please fill out a brief survey to let us know how you can help and we will respond as quickly as possible.

We are all in this together.


If you are in need of help

Update: The Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Fund has received an overwhelming number of requests for support. All submissions received by April 13, 2020, are currently under review by the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Fund Review Committee. Unfortunately, the fund will not be able to support all requests. However, please continue to submit requests and we will make connections to appropriate resources.

If you want to help

Supporting local businesses

Entrepreneurship Matters
Video series
Entrepreneurship Matters

In efforts to support the local small business community and empower entrepreneurs, this series offers a forum to feature, celebrate, and learn the highs and lows of the business ownership journey.

Recent updates

Johns Hopkins recruits volunteers for M&T Bank Stadium mass vaccination site
Published March 12, 2021
Volunteers serve as greeters, guides, runners, or observers
Lending a helping hand
Published Feb 8, 2021
Professor Adam Sheingate takes a front-line role in helping distribute COVID-relief packages to Baltimore families
Hopkins to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Baltimore City Public Schools employees
Published Jan 18, 2021
JHM will administer 500 doses per week beginning this week in support of city schools’ plans to increase in-person learning this semester
Hopkins, partners celebrate impact of food access initiative
Published Sept 1, 2020
Emergency food assistance initiative will distribute more than 2.24 million meals to Baltimore families in need over a 20-week period
Cardin: Support small businesses during COVID-19
Published Aug 21, 2020
1,500 of Maryland’s small business owners, leaders, and advocates took part in a virtual town hall with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin hosted by Johns Hopkins University on Friday

Contact information

Gregory BurksCommunity Programs Manager
Benefits and Worklife