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.

As the virus continues to spread, 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. If you are in need of assistance, please fill out this brief form and we will follow up.

We are all in this together.


If you are in need of help

April 14 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


Entrepreneurship Matters

In efforts to support the local small business community and empower [new and seasoned] entrepreneurs, the Entrepreneurship Matters series will offer a forum to feature, celebrate, and learn of the highs and lows of the business ownership journey.

March 4
A Conversation with Entrepreneurs’ Agnes Traynor and Liz Vayda
1 – 2pm EST
The webinar series “Entrepreneurship Matters” is a conversation with local up and coming and established entrepreneurs. Successful entrepreneurs are not built in a day.

Recent updates

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
Johns Hopkins distributes 85,000 face masks to Baltimore community
Published Aug 19, 2020
The masks are 100% cotton and washable and will help slow the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable communities
‘Food for Hopkins’ supports employees affected by COVID-19 pandemic
Published May 14, 2020
More than 2,400 meals have been distributed to Hopkins Medicine employees via food pantries at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview Medical Center
School of Education creates preK-12 educational resource for families, teachers
Published May 8, 2020
New website offers tools and guidance for navigating COVID-19-induced shifts in traditional schooling

Contact information

Gregory BurksCommunity Programs Manager
Benefits and Worklife


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