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Project Jumpstart

Driving dreams forward

Each quarter, partners can submit one application for sponsorship for a cause that is important to them. Every three months we'll award funding to winning partners to contribute to their cause. See details below for how to apply.

Project Jumpstart

What matters to you?

To work, school, dinner parties, family reunions, and more—every single day our partners keep New England moving. And we want to support the causes that move them forward. Uber's Project Jumpstart supports local initiatives that are closest to our New England partners' hearts and empowers them to spark change in their community.

The application process

Here's how it works


Applications open for submission

Beginning today partners can submit one application for the sponsorship of a cause that is important to them and, if chosen, we'll contribute funding for the project.


Applications evaluated

Uber will collect and evaluate all sponsorship applications on an ongoing basis with one winner every four months.


Sponsorship announced

Partners who have been selected will be notified of our sponsorship to benefit their cause.

See official rules here.

Project Jumpstart

Submission categories

Education and arts

Sponsorship for education-related causes and projects that support creative growth in communities.

Community development

Sponsorship for projects that help build stronger communities.

Health and public safety

Sponsorship for projects that make communities and the people living in them healthier, safer, and cleaner.

Nominate a fellow partner

Know a partner who's an outstanding citizen in need of some help? Here's your chance to nominate them.

Project Jumpstart

Partners and causes we've supported

Adopting from abroad


Doug's Project Jumpstart grant will go to adopting a 10-year-old boy from China through Great Wall China Adoption. Supporting children globally and raising awareness for adoption is a cause close to Doug's heart and Uber is proud to match all donations on their You Caring adoption site, up to $5,000.

Keeping it local

African Television Network of New England

The African Television Network of New England (ATTNE) provides an in-depth source of news and information for the area's growing African community and is the only showcase of African culture, social and political issues consistently available to the larger community. Our sponsorship of $6,000 will provide the network with two camcorders, studio lighting, and other production equipment to help them continue their weekly broadcasts.

Prison Pup Partnership program


The National Education for Assistance Dog Services helps provide well-trained Service Dogs to adults, including veterans, and children with disabilities. Our sponsorship of $4,800 will provide their Prison Pup Partnership program with the supplies needed for one year.

Volunteer opportunities

Helping service members

New England Center and Home for Veterans

The New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) is a nationally recognized leader in serving Veterans who are facing or at-risk of homelessness. Uber's $4,000 grant will help the Center to provide Veterans experiencing challenges with the tools for economic self-sufficiency and a path to achieve successful and dignified living.

Volunteer opportunities

Aiding ESL

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester

In recent years, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester created several subject-intensive language ESL courses, important to immigrants and refugees. Students can use their tools to expand their career and economic security focus.

Uber's Jumpstart grant support for $1,000 will contribute to helping us to improve English language skills for people like to reach a brighter economic future.

Volunteer opportunities

Housing for everyone

Metropolitan Boston Housing Project

Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP) is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting the residents of Greater Boston with safe, decent homes they can afford. Uber’s $1,000 donation will help to fund resources to provide innovative and personalized services that lead families to housing stability, economic security and an improved quality of life

Empowering women

Boston Women's Rugby Football Club

The Boston Women’s Rugby Football Club promotes teamwork, leadership, discipline, and physical activity both on and off the rugby pitch. Players contribute to the community through philanthropic events each season, from coaching youth rugby to volunteering at local charities. They look forward to expanding our youth initiatives to a new generation of rugby players, and Project Jumpstart's grant will be a vital component to the ongoing operations costs we will face in order to achieve the success they strive for within the club.

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