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.  


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!

Allegheny Carnegie Library on Federal Street:

May 30th at 10a
May 31st at 5:30p


CoLab, 100 South Commons:

June 26, 10a-11:30a
June 26, 6p-7:30p

July 24, 10a-11:30a
July 24, 6p-7:30p

August 21, 10a-11:30a
August 21, 6p-7:30p

September 18, 10a-11:30a
September 18, 6p-7:30p

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

November 27, 10a-11:30a
November 27, 6p-7:30p

December 11, 10a-11:30a
December 11, 6p-7:30p

January 22, 10a-11:30a
January 22, 6p-7:30p


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.