Support our mission

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Johns Hopkins has a vibrant culture of innovation. Across our campuses, faculty members and students are tackling today’s biggest problems and developing tomorrow’s solutions.

JHTV propels these innovators with education, services, space and funding opportunities. With your support, together we will enable the brilliant minds at Johns Hopkins to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

Supporters of JHTV can donate their time and talent or can make a financial gift. Below we outline some options for doing so.

Questions? Contact Maddy Stokes (


What to know

Interested in supporting JHTV’s mission? Gifts, many of which are tax-deductible, will help promising startups reach their potential, drive innovation at Johns Hopkins and improve lives in Baltimore and beyond.

We graciously welcome gifts of any size. If you’d like to have a personal conversation about our range of giving opportunities, contact Maddy Stokes ( or 510-502-1450).

Note: Your employer may offer matching gifts that will double your impact.


Where your support goes

Please see below to see just a few of the ways gifts made to JHTV support our mission.

Fund a Commercialization Academy Fellow – $1,000
Student Entrepreneurship Fund
This fellowship provides Johns Hopkins students an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and help translate university technology from “manuscript to market.”

Entrepreneurship Lunch and Learn Speaker Series – $5,000
FastForward Programming Fund
Our brown bag lunch speaker series brings entrepreneurial alumni and industry leaders to campus to provide trainings and career advice about opportunities in the startup world.

Fund a Mentor-In-Residence – $10,000
FastForward Programming Fund
FastForward connects startups with mentors, talent and investment dollars to help them as they get off the ground.

Sponsor a social venture – $15,000
Social Innovation Lab Fund
The Social Innovation Lab accelerates nonprofit and mission-driven ventures aiming to create change and opportunity in Baltimore and beyond. This philanthropic gift includes seed funding, office space, workshops, mentors and coaching for one of the 10 teams in our annual cohort.

Support our undergraduate entrepreneurship fund – $100,000
Student Entrepreneurship Fund
This level provides one year of grant funding for startups in our undergraduate entrepreneurship program.

Build our new incubator – $1 million
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures Operating Fund
Support the build-out of FastForward R. House, a new innovation hub opening in Baltimore’s burgeoning Remington neighborhood near our Homewood campus that features state-of-the-art labs and office, co-working and meeting space.

Questions? See our giving FAQs or contact Maddy Stokes (


Gift options


Give now

  1. To make a gift by credit card, use our secure online giving form.
    Note: At the “Please designate my gift to support” dropdown menu, select “Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures and FastForward Innovation.” It is located in the menu’s Johns Hopkins University section.
  2. To make a gift by check, make it payable to The Johns Hopkins University, include “Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures” on the memo line and mail your donation to:
    Maddy Stokes
    Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
    1812 Ashland Avenue
    Suite 110
    Baltimore, MD 21205


Annual giving

You can make yearly gifts to JHTV, typically in the range of $10 to $1,000.


Gift planning

Through Gift Planning, you can create gifts to JHTV in coordination with your overall financial and estate goals.


Endowment giving

Through Endowment Giving, you can support JHTV in perpetuity, honor a loved one or memorialize an important figure in your life.


Corporations and foundations

If you represent a corporation or foundation, we will work with you to develop the optimal way to support our work.


International giving

If you live outside the United States, our international specialists will help you develop a gift that satisfies your requirements.

Learn more

Questions? See our giving FAQs or contact Maddy Stokes (


Invest in a startup

From promising therapeutics to advances in commercial manufacturing to community-changing social ventures, our FastForward entrepreneurs are aiming to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.

If you want to learn more about or invest in a FastForward startup or technology, contact Jorge Aquino (


Become a mentor

JHTV provides many ways of getting involved in addition to donating, including dedicating your invaluable time and expertise.

Mentor students
Our student entrepreneurs are eager to learn from alumni and industry leaders who have demonstrated real-world business success, possess in-depth industry knowledge and have built sustainable startups.

Mentor a startup
Our FastForward ventures have talented teams and innovative products, but they need mentorship to overcome the unfamiliar challenges they face on their startup journey.


Would you like assistance?

We stand ready to guide you in exploring gift opportunities and planning and structuring gifts in ways that support your goals and ours. To discuss gift opportunities, please contact:

Maddy Stokes
Director of Innovation Initiatives and Corporate Relations

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
1812 Ashland Avenue
Suite 110
Baltimore, MD 21205

Phone: 510-502-1450