Cleveland, fight climate change—get up to $5K in matching funds!

We’ve teamed up with the   Cleveland Climate Action Fund and   Resilient Cleveland  to award $1:$1 matching funds to community projects that prepare Cleveland neighborhoods for the impacts of climate change.

As a part of the CCAF Crowdfunding Challenge, every dollar raised towards your ioby project could be matched up to $5,000 (or until the funds run out)! This effectively doubles the resources available to resident-led projects and programs administered by community-based organizations all over the city.

To get started, tell us about your project at  ioby.org/idea.

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Project Eligibility

The CCAF Crowdfunding Challenge is designed to fund ideas that are innovative, practical, and sustainable. Projects will be assessed and awarded match funds based on the following criteria:

  1. Project location  is within the city of Cleveland
  2. Projects have an impact  by reducing local emissions or making neighborhoods more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Projects often seek to improve awareness, build wealth, or support environmental justice and better health. Example projects include tree plantings, clean energy or energy efficiency,  and sustainable transportation initiatives.
  3. Project demonstrates community buy-in  by receiving at least 10 donations through its ioby campaign page before midnight on  March 31, 2018

 

Timeline

  • Feb 1, 2018:  Deadline to submit your project idea at   ioby.org/idea
  • Feb 30, 2018:  Deadline to build your campaign page at   ioby.org/project
  • March 31, 2018:  Deadline to receive 10 donations to your campaign page
  • April 19, 2018:  Winners notified of match amounts
  • May 15, 2018:  Crowdfunding campaign ends (fundraising stops)
  • By June 28, 2018:  Check for amount fundraised + CCAF match grant arrives!
  • By June 31, 2019:  Project implemented and results reported

 

Questions?

Contact   Indigo Bishop, ioby’s Cleveland Action Strategist, or call her at (216) 930-4030.

Can’t wait to hear your ideas! Looking for inspiration?   See some of our funded projects here.

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