Partnerships Fund Our Future

We value the commitment and support of our corporate, public, philanthropic and individual donors. Your investment helps us provide critical resources for the startups and small businesses in our diverse communities.

Our work is resourced through a diversified funding model which includes charitable giving, public investment, and financial returns. JumpStart leverages funding from the Ohio Third Frontier by matching each dollar with non-state funding, year-over-year. While our collective accomplishments are many, there is still more work to do. This is why contributions and collaborations are critical. We invite you to join us to achieve our shared vision for economic transformation by making a contribution to JumpStart.

All contributions are 100% tax-deductible. JumpStart’s tax ID is 34-1398522. In 2021 JumpStart achieved the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar by Candid.

Your generosity will help entrepreneurs grow, researchers commercialize and corporations innovate. Gifts are applied to the area of greatest need at JumpStart to support entrepreneurship. If you would like to direct your giving to a specific area of focus and interest, please contact Teleangé Thomas at (216) 296-4157 or Teleangé[email protected].

On behalf of the entire organization, thank you for your commitment to our mission.


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