JumpStart, a 501©3 organization, is dedicated to accelerating the success of diverse entrepreneurs and contributing to a strong ecosystem. Our mission is to unlock the full potential of diverse and ambitious entrepreneurs to economically transform entire communities.

The KeyBank Business Boost & Build program (KBBB), powered by JumpStart, is currently seeking interest from qualified organizations to join a consortium that provides business assistance services and/or workforce development support to women, people of color and rural communities that have historically been disconnected from such resources.

Letter of Interest Purpose

Because we know how time intensive a full proposal can be, we also accept Letters of Interest (LOI) from qualified organizations. This letter expresses what your organization intends to do, how it will be measured and how much money is needed to do the work. An LOI, submitted on the form provided, is required in order to be considered for a grant, but it does not guarantee funding.

New York & Ohio

Applicants must demonstrate their qualifications and experience to provide in-depth evaluation, assessment and comprehensive support services to business owners leading to the attainment of economic independence and entrepreneurial success.

Ohio Only (Certain Markets)

Applicants must provide workforce development and placement services that prepare individuals to meet a regional business’ skill and work readiness requirements for in demand occupation(s).

Selected participants will receive an invitation to the consortia and grant funding to complement the implementation of these services.