ioby supports neighbors to grow and implement great ideas one block at a time. Our online platform connects leaders with funding and support to make our communities safer, greener, more livable and more fun.

Our Pittsburgh Action Strategist, Miriam Parson, works with leaders across every neighborhood in the city, including Uptown, The Hill District, South Pittsburgh’s Hilltop Communities, Hazelwood, Homewood and the North Side.

Neighbors have already raised more than $4 Million on our platform for colorful murals, vibrant community gardens, walkable and bikeable streets, and more! We think that it should be easy to make meaningful change “in our backyards” - the positive opposite of  NIMBY.  


One Northside Crowdfunding Challenge 

Up to $10,00 per project for any project that helps Pittsburgh's Northside neighborhoods thrive. Made possible with the support of the Buhl Foundation.

Learn about the One Northside Crowdfunding Challenge


Join an ioby Pittsburgh workshop!

Join Pittsburgh Action Strategist Miriam Parson and learn how you may be eligible to receive matching funds for your community crowdfunding project.

Free and open to all Pittsburghers. No RSVP needed, just show up and join!

CoLab, inside 100 North Commons, 15212:

September 18, 10a-11a
September 18, 6p-7p

October 30, 10a-11a 
October 30, 6p-7p


Submit an idea:

On ioby, anyone with a great idea for creating change in their neighborhood can raise funds, find volunteers and promote their project. Submit your idea to start improving your Pittsburgh community.

start a project 

When you post your project on ioby, you can:

  • Receive one-on-one fundraising and implementation coaching

  • Collect tax-deductible donations

  • Have ioby act as your project’s sponsor

  • Find new volunteers

  • Join us for grassroots fundraising trainings and workshops

ioby Pittsburgh is made possible thanks to generous support from the Hillman Family Foundations.