The Office of Foundation Relations, part of JHU’s Development and Alumni Relations organization, centrally manages relationships between the Johns Hopkins University and philanthropic foundations. They monitor programs and priorities of major national foundations and key Baltimore-area foundations to identify changes in direction and new initiatives of interest to Johns Hopkins. Their purpose is to maximize funding from foundations to advance JHU’s groundbreaking research, teaching, and outreach activities by ensuring that each University contact with a foundation is strategic and optimized. Ultimately, their goal is to build, enhance, and sustain relationships with a broad range of local, national, and international foundations to promote shared goals and objectives.
The Office of Foundation Relations works closely with the Office of the Vice Provost for Research as they prepare announcements of limited submission competitions, providing editorial and strategic advice to faculty on their submissions, and/or preparing institutional letters of endorsement.