Leadership Donors

sponsor-ohio-third-frontierOhio Third Frontier

Ohio Third Frontier is committed to expanding Ohio’s technological strengths and promoting commercialization that leads to economic prosperity throughout Ohio. Designed to build world-class research programs, nurture early-stage companies, and foster technology development that makes existing industries more productive, Ohio Third Frontier creates opportunity through innovation.

sponsor-cleveland-foundationThe Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Foundation improves the lives of Greater Clevelanders now and for generations to come by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues.

sponsor-charter-one-foundationThe Charter One Foundation

Charter One is committed to strengthening the communities where it does business through nonprofit partnerships, local sponsorships and colleague volunteerism.


COSE is Northeast Ohio’s largest small business support organization and provides cost-effective group purchasing programs, advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues, and networking and educational resource to help the region’s small businesses maintain their independence and grow.

sponsor-economic-development-administrationThe Economic Development Administration

The Economic Development Administration’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

sponsor-richard-fasenmyerThe Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation

The Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundation supports significant, innovative, collaborative efforts in clinical immunology, particularly those that relate to patient support, education and research in the areas of HIV/AIDS and its attendant illnesses; fosters business entrepreneurship and promotes the free enterprise spirit; and encourages economic development in partnership with the arts.

sponsor-first-energy-stadiumThe FirstEnergy Foundation

The FirstEnergy Foundation’s contributions to local nonprofit organizations help strengthen the social and economic fabric of our communities. Funded solely by FirstEnergy, the Foundation extends the corporate philosophy of providing community support.

Forest City Enterprises Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is an owner, developer and manager of a diverse portfolio of premier real estate property located throughout the United States.

sponsor-fund-for-our-economic-futureThe Fund For Our Economic Future

The Fund for Our Economic Future unites philanthropy in Northeast Ohio to strengthen the region’s economic competitiveness through grantmaking, research and civic engagement.

sponsor-greater-cleveland-partnershipThe Greater Cleveland Partnership

As an association of business members, the Greater Cleveland Partnership mobilizes private-sector leadership, expertise and resources to create jobs and leverage investment to improve the economic vitality of the region.

sponsor-key-bankKeyBank Foundation

KeyBank Foundation, through its civic programs, corporate contributions, and volunteerism supports organizations that foster economic self-sufficiency, principally where KeyBank operates.

sponsor-knight-foundationThe John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes excellence in journalism worldwide and invests in the vitality of 26 U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers.

sponsor-fred-lennonThe Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust

Established in 1994, The Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust was founded by the late Fred A. Lennon, who was the founder and Chairman of Swagelok Company, a privately held international company focusing on the manufacture and sale of gas and fluid systems components.

sponsor-medical-mutualMedical Mutual of Ohio

Medical Mutual is committed to supporting good social causes through community work, serving the community through philanthropy, volunteerism and community partnerships.

sponsor-burton-d-morganBurton D. Morgan Foundation

Burton D. Morgan Foundation champions the entrepreneurial spirit and those with the courage to power our economy.

sponsor-pncPNC Foundation

The PNC Foundation’s priority is to form partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations within the markets PNC serves in order to enhance educational opportunities for children, particularly underserved pre-K children through our signature, PNC Grow Up Great program, and to promote the growth of targeted communities through economic development initiatives.

sponsor-surdnaThe Surdna Foundation

Seeks to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States–communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.

sponsor-thompson-hineThompson Hine LLP

With the experience and resources to handle the most challenging legal issues, Thompson Hine strives to deliver consistently exceptional guidance, value and service.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Philanthropic Goals

To explore further opportunities for partnering with JumpStart, please contact Cathy Belk, President, at 216.363.3417
or Kara Carter, Partner, Advancement, at 216.456.2646.

Donor Community


  • The Abington Foundation
  • An Anonymous Northeast Ohio Family
  • An Anonymous Northeast Ohio Foundation
  • Baker Hostetler
  • Calfee, Halter and Griswold
  • The Katherine and Lee Chilcote Foundation
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • The George W. Codrington Foundation
  • Dix & Eaton
  • Dollar Bank
  • The Dominion Foundation
  • Eaton Charitable Fund
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • The GAR Foundation
  • Geis Companies
  • Goldman Sachs Foundation
  • Huntington Bank
  • JobsOhio
  • Jones Day
  • The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • The Lincoln Electric Foundation
  • The David and Lindsay Morgenthaler Foundation
  • The Nord Family Foundation
  • The William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation
  • The Parker Hannifin Foundation
  • Squire Sanders
  • The Summers Family Foundation
  • Third Federal Foundation
  • Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration
  • The Raymond John Wean Foundation

We are proud to have 100 percent of our associates and board of directors financially contributing to the organization.