The Social Innovation Lab (SIL) at the Johns Hopkins University supports innovative nonprofits, mission-driven companies and disruptive technologies to create change and opportunity in Baltimore and beyond.

Open to Baltimore-area changemakers – including but not limited to Johns Hopkins faculty, students and staff – SIL provides social entrepreneurs the funding, mentorship, office space and workshops they need to develop into thriving, sustainable ventures that make a measurable impact.

On an enduring mission to enhance our impact and deepen connections within Baltimore communities, SIL has supported 93 startups, helping them raise millions in funding and impact the lives of thousands of people.


Our Story

SIL began as a student organization. Learn more about our impact since those early days.

Why Apply to SIL?

Details about applying to our cohort including eligibility, timelines, and FAQs.

Impact Forum 2020

Held virtually this year, SIL’s Impact Forum brought together an exceptional collection of Baltimore's emerging social innovators. Learn more about this year’s cohort prize winner and connect with teams that interest you.

Impact Bootcamp

Our Impact Bootcamp supports innovators with new ideas, preparing to launch their social venture.

Support SIL

SIL’s work would not be possible without a dedicated network of committed sponsors, mentors, donors and friends.

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Madison Marks

Director, Social Innovation Lab