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Project Jumpstart

Driving dreams forward

To work, school, dinner parties, family reunions, and more—every single day our partners keep New York City moving. And we want to support the causes that move them forward. Uber's Project Jumpstart supports local initiatives that are closest to our NYC 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.

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How it works

1. Applications open for submission

Starting 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.

2. Applications evaluated

Uber will collect and evaluate all sponsorship applications on an ongoing basis until the end of the month. We'll also ask NYC partners to vote on what initiatives they think should be awarded grants.

3. Sponsorship announced

Partners who have been selected will be notified of our sponsorship to benefit their cause by the end of the month. The number of winners each month may vary based on size and scope of projects submitted.

Leaders in our community

Partner Spotlights

Tashi | Bringing our Tibetan community together

Tashi’s Project Jumpstart grant will help the Tibetan Community of New York and New Jersey (TCNYNJ) build a community center in Queens, where Tibetans can find a home away from home and celebrate their culture.

Narcisse | Inspiring innovation with robotics

Narcisse's grant will go to support Team 5030, Second Mouse of FIRST Robotics, a program that teaches kids how to develop robots from the ground up and helps them showcase their talents in state-wide competitions.

Want to get involved?

Learn about the organizations

Swim Strong Foundation

The Swim Strong Foundation helps children achieve a healthy lifestyle through exercise and competition by providing swim lessons and support for competitive swimming. Learn more about the foundation here.

A Caring Hand

A Caring Hand, is the only program in New York City that is dedicated to that providing support to bereaved children and family members cope with the death of a significant person. Learn more about the program here.

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