a philanthropic research & design lab

Jumpstart ( is a philanthropic research & design lab based in Los Angeles. Jumpstart’s unique combination of research, convenings, and funding enables creative changemakers—philanthropists and institutional leaders alike—to realize their own visions and advance the common good. Funders turn to Jumpstart for analysis and forecasting based on original research reports such as The Innovation Ecosystem (2009), Haskalah 2.0 (2010), The 2010 Survey of New Jewish Initiatives in Europe: Key Findings (2010), The Jewish Innovation Economy (2011), and the Connected to Give report series (2013-2014). For funders seeking to achieve collective impact, Jumpstart designs and facilitates highly collaborative summits that connect, inform, and empower leaders with the capacity to create meaningful change in their communities. Through fiscal sponsorship and other funding vehicles, Jumpstart delivers resources to new initiatives that are reshaping community life around the world. For more information, please visit or email