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Project Jumpstart

Driving dreams forward

Drivers like you help move the people of Austin, and we want to contribute to what moves you. With that in mind, we launched Project Jumpstart, a new program that supports the local initiatives that are closest to our Austin partners' hearts. We know how much you care about giving back, and we want to help.

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What moves you?

Get funding for what moves you

Every three months, drivers can nominate causes that are important to them. In turn, we'll award funding to the local initiatives that are winning the most support from the driver community. Partners nominate worthy causes each quarter, and partners vote on where the funding goes.

How it works


1. You submit a cause you’d like to support

Drivers can submit one application for the sponsorship of a cause that is important to them each quarter. If chosen, we'll contribute funding for the project or cause. Partners have until June 16th, 2018 to submit their application.


2. Drivers vote for their favorite causes

Uber will collect and evaluate all sponsorship applications and also ask Austin partners to vote on which initiatives they most want to support. By doing this quarterly, we can work together to support multiple causes each year.


3. Sponsorships announced

Drivers who have been selected will be notified of our sponsorship to benefit their cause after the application period closes. The number of winners each quarter may vary based on size and scope of projects submitted.

Leaders in our communitiy

Partner Spotlights

United for the People


Duane's Project Jumpstart grant will help United for the People, a nonprofit that aims to provide services and support for military veterans in the community. As a veteran himself, Duane is passionate about getting veterans the resources and opportunities they deserve.

Skillpoint Alliance


Steven's grant will go towards Skillpoint Alliance, a nonprofit that provides rapid workforce education training in the healthcare and construction industries—Steven is a Program Coordinator for Skillpoint Alliance. “The curriculum model allows people with limited resources to create a fresh start or change their career in less time than formal education requires,” said Steven.

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