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Project Jumpstart New Jersey

Driving dreams forward

Every day, our partners keep New Jersey moving—to work, school, dinners with friends, family reunions, and more. And we want to support the causes that move them forward. Uber's Project Jumpstart supports local initiatives that are closest to our New Jersey partners' hearts and empowers them to spark change in their community.

What moves you?

Apply for a sponsorship

Every six months, partners can submit one application for sponsorship for a cause that is important to them, and we'll award funding to winning partners to contribute to their cause.

How it works

1. Applications open for submission

Starting today, partners can submit 1 application for the sponsorship of a cause that is important to them and, if chosen, we'll contribute funding for the project.

2. Applications evaluated

Uber will collect all sponsorship applications on an ongoing basis until the end of the month. The number of winners each round may vary based on size and scope of projects submitted.

3. Sponsorship announced

Partners who have been selected will be notified at the end of the selection period.

Leaders in our community

Project Jumpstart Winners

Precious Little Ladies | Robin

Driver-partner Robin nominated Precious Little Ladies for a donation through Project Jumpstart. Precious Little Ladies is an organization that looks to provide services for families to prevent child abuse, child molestation and domestic violence. While strengthening the foundation of the family through workshops and support, they will serve as a resource and advocate for parents, children, families, victims and survivors.

STEAM Center at the Freehold Early Childhood Learning Center | Patrick

Driver-partner Patrick nominated STEAM Center at the Freehold Early Childhood Learning Center for a Project Jumpstart donation. In his application, Patrick wrote, “I have a three-year-old son whose speech is delayed. Almost two years ago, I started driving for Uber to supplement the cost of his therapies. This past September, he started going to the Early Childhood Learning Center. It is amazing how much they have taught him in such a short amount of time. I remember the first time I came home from work and he called out “Daddy.” Don’t get me wrong, he still has a long way to go but I know that this grant would not only help my son develop his skills but would help other students with disabilities in the community for years to come.”

Ms. Hillary’s Kids Inc. | Nery

Driver-partner Nery nominated Ms. Hillary’s Kids, a mentoring program designed to help youth establish social, emotional, academic and spiritual balance in their lives. In the application, Nery wrote, “I have been a mentor for Ms. Hillary's Kids for close to two years now. I am a firm believer that all it takes to inspire a child who comes from a tough background or broken home is someone to believe in them and provide positive reinforcement when it comes to their dreams. I have seen first hand the transformation of all mentees who have joined Ms. Hillary’s organization.”

Children's Fresh Air Home | Thomas

The CHF Home has been in existence for more than 115 years. It serves as a summer retreat for children from disadvantaged families who live in deprived areas and have no idea what it’s like to have beach sand between their toes, feel the cool salt water and watch waves roll onto the beachy shore. It also serves as a place for improving social skills, self-esteem and sense of self-worth while instilling healthy behaviors and activities. I would watch these kids walking in line down to the beach and could see the excitement in their faces and actions of watching sea gulls fly over their heads.

55 Kip Center | Glenn

55 Kip Center has established itself as a community focal point where older adults can come together for services and activities that reflect their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement in and with the center and the community.

Team Walker | Daniel

Team Walker provides positive and structured activities for inner city youth in academics and recreation. The organization serves Jersey City by offering after-school and summer programs, and supports seniors through the free farmers markets with Americas Grow a Row, also from New Jersey.

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