Financial Assistance + Grants + Support Services

Do you own a small business or planning to start one? Cultivate is a central Ohio nonprofit offering financial assistance, grants & services up to $5,000 to help you succeed. Get started before our winter session deadline.


  • What We Do

    We serve hundreds of central Ohio entrepreneurs annually by helping them grow their business through our unique services/advising/connections and collaborative community. Our members exist all across central Ohio however some choose to also have their team work from our office spaces to get the maximum benefit of our support.

  • How We Do It

    We serve entrepreneurs at all stages of their business cycle. This includes those in the ideation, planning, launch and growth stages of their business. We have programs to provide funding, business advising, office spaces, digital marketing, legal and business acumen help for each stage of your growth. For most companies this work begins with help to get your first customers or assist you with getting more customers.

  • Who We Serve

    Cultivate is a nonprofit that receives grants and donations from our partners. We in turn deploy those entrepreneur resources from both our Grove City & London Ohio entrepreneur centers into the communities that we serve.

What Others Say

First and foremost, Cultivate has a feeling of momentum and drive that is palpable.  The office space is beautiful but moreover, it’s the programming, the people, the conversations, and the collaborations that make this place unique.  It’s a community of high level performers exceeding expectations and driving each other forward.  Matt Yerkes has created a place that inspires people to deliver, challenge, drive, and succeed.  Matt and I have worked together for almost 2 years, I am forever grateful for the clarity he brings to complex business challenges.

RENEE TYACK, CAPITAL PLUS

"Cultivate is a wealth of knowledge and resources for any startup/entrepreneur. You get sound leadership from people that have legitimate business experience who freely give of their experiences and contacts, as well as being in a collaborative environment with real-world help. This isn't just a bunch of good ideas, it is tried and true experience paired with unparalleled generosity."

NATE AT LEBER DESIGN & PRINT

“Matt has been an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of our digital presence needs, he is supportive and quick to share new and relevant information to help us flourish. As a new business, we wouldn’t have made it this far, this fast, without him.”

ALEX VARNEY - PINNACLE PETS PLAY & STAY

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