ioby was founded in 2008 in order to make it easier for local leaders to gain the funding, knowledge, and resources needed to make positive change on a local level. For the past ten years we've worked alongside more than 1,600 passionate, committed community leaders and have watched as small projects have turned into larger initiatives and collaborations have become movements.

We want to take a look back at the past ten years and tell some of our favorite stories of positive neighborhood change. We want to know: what kind of things can start with a conversation, a neighborhood meeting, a few dollars raised?


Dr. Mindy Fullilove–celebrated social psychiatrist, professor, and author–has brought to life several projects with ioby over the years, helping revitalize the High Bridge Park in New York and reinvigorating her community. We spoke with her project, Hike the Heights, and the value ioby has brought over the years. Read the story >> 

The Mid-South Coliseum, shuttered for over a decade now, was at one point planned for demolition. But if you ask any Memphian, there's a good chance they still have fond memories of the building. So the Coliseum Coalition brought Memphians together to previtalize the building and prove there were still more memories to be made. Read the Story >>


For the next eight months, we'll be checking in with leaders nationwide, past and present, and rolling out more stories. Check back soon to hear more from ioby leaders!