JumpStart is grateful for the KeyBank Foundation’s transformational gift of $24M, the largest private gift in JumpStart history.

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


KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, powered by JumpStart

Funded by KeyBank Foundation, the KeyBank Business Boost & Build program is designed to stimulate economic growth and workforce development by fostering small business success in Ohio and New York.

The program allows JumpStart to provide business assistance for tech startups and small businesses in Northeast Ohio while helping companies find emerging young talent in Greater Cleveland.

Across Ohio, the program powers the KeyBank Center for Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth, making grants to organizations helping diverse entrepreneurs and job seekers.

In New York, the program works in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany by making grants to organizations that provide high-impact technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Ohio Third Frontier

We also recognize the exceptional support of our public partner with funding of more than $32M to JumpStart and its network partners for the next three years.

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.


JumpStart and the Ohio Third Frontier

JumpStart helps tech entrepreneurs across the 21 counties of Northeast Ohio and the 18 counties of Northwest Ohio as part of the Ohio Third Frontier’s Entrepreneurial Network Services Provider (ESP) Program.

On behalf of the ESP Program, JumpStart manages the Northeast Ohio Startup Network, a closely connected network of Northeast Ohio entrepreneurial support organizations working together to help startups grow.

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Premier Partners

JumpStart gratefully thanks the following leadership donors for their extraordinary generosity of more than $1 million since 2017.

Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Burton D. Morgan Foundation champions the entrepreneurial spirit, contributes to a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem, and serves as a leader in the field of entrepreneurship education.

City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by strengthening our neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing the diversity of our citizens, and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, raise a family, shop, study, play and grow old.

Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Foundation’s mission is to enhance the lives of all residents of Greater Cleveland, now and for generations to come, by working together with our donors to build community endowment, address needs through grantmaking, and provide leadership on key community issues.


ProMedica is a health system serving communities in 28 states. Every year ProMedica is proud to contribute well over $100 million in community benefits. We do this by partnering with hundreds of area nonprofit organizations to help advance community advocacy programs that support communities across northwest Ohio and southern Michigan.

Leadership Circle Donors

Gifts of $100,000 to $999,999

  • An Anonymous Donor
  • Canton Community Improvement Corporation
  • Cuyahoga County
  • FirstEnergy
  • Forest City Realty Trust
  • Fund For Our Economic Future
  • The Nord Family Foundation
  • Stark County Port Authority, Coordinated by Stark County Economic Development Board
  • U.S. Economic Development Administration

Collaborators Circle Donors

Gifts of $50,000 to $99,999

  • All JumpStart Board and Team Members
  • Brian Gale
  • Citizens Bank
  • City of Toledo
  • Educational Foundation of America
  • Fady & Sally Chamoun
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Goldman Sachs Foundation
  • Greater Toledo Community Foundation
  • Jean-Claude Kihn
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Marty Tarr
  • Medical Mutual
  • Mercy Health
  • Stephen J. McHale Family Foundation Fund at the Cleveland Foundation
  • Thompson Hine
  • University of Toledo
  • Wood County Economic Development Commission

Innovators Circle Donors

Gifts of $5,000 to $49,999

  • 1848 Ventures Backed by Westfield Bank
  • Adam Kaufman
  • AT&T Ohio
  • Aultman Health Foundation
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Calfee Halter & Griswold LLP
  • Chemical Bank
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovations
  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • Deaconess Foundation
    Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
  • Eaton Corporation
  • The Gessner Family Foundation
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership
  • Huntington Bank
  • Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • MCPc
  • Morgenthaler Family Charitable Foundation
  • Pavey Family Fund To Support Entrepreneurship
  • PNC Bank
  • PR 2020
  • Ray and Shannon English Hexamer Charitable Fund
  • Robert Bove
  • Robert and Susan R. Hurwitz Family Foundation, A Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland
  • Sam J. Frankino Foundation
  • Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, LLP
  • Telesystem
  • Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
  • Vantage Financial Group
  • Weathertop Foundation

Accelerators Circle Donors

Gifts of $1,000 to $4,999

  • ADP Independence
  • Ahola Corporation
  • BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • Brad Roller and Laura Pederson Philanthropic Fund
  • Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
  • Business of Good Foundation
  • Dan Zelman
  • George W. Codrington Foundation
  • Goodman Real Estate Services Group LLC
  • Insivia
  • John and Christine Scheatzle
  • John And Margi O’Brien
  • Logsdon Family Foundation
  • Modesto Ruggiero
  • Mutual Capital Partners
  • Oswald Companies
  • Robin Minter Smyers
  • Skoda Minotti
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Ted Laufik
  • Walter & Haverfield LLP

Preferred Partners

In-kind donors of hours to our companies

  • airCFO
  • Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs
  • Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
  • FocusCFO
  • HW&Co.
  • Marcum LLP
  • Revenue Group (SalesLoft)
  • Rock the House A/V
  • Sapper Consulting
  • Thompson Hine
  • Ulmer and Berne