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About ioby Cleveland

We’ve got to admit: Cleveland is pretty amazing. When neighbors across the city set out to get good done in the neighborhood, Clevelanders are there to lend a hand. Since we began our on-the-ground work in Cleveland, ioby has supported over 180 resident leaders as they plan, crowdfund, and build positive change in neighborhoods across the city. With a median donation of $35, these leaders have raised over $250,000 in small donations to make Cleveland neighborhoods greener, safer, more livable, and more full of opportunity for all residents.


Meet Dawn Arrington, Cleveland Action Strategist!

As a Cleveland Action Strategist, Dawn is working to help even more leaders like you in Cleveland make positive change across the city. When you share your idea for positive change in your Cleveland neighborhood, Dawn will walk alongside you as you build your crowdfunding campaign page, make your first donation asks, and build your project.

Dawn is a born and bred Clevelander with a love for helping others and her community. With several years of experience in community network building, customer service, and project development, Dawn sees her life’s mission as one of service. 

Learn more about our City Action Strategists and how we work on-the-ground to support resident-led change.


Get your donations DOUBLED.

Fighting for racial justice has never been more important, and Clevelanders are rising up to the challenge. Whether its hosting neighborhood conversations, or challenging injustice in the halls of power, Clevelanders are fighting for justice right here in our backyards.

ioby and Neighborhood Connections are excited to be a part of that fight, and are launching a dollar-for-dollar match for eligible projects up to $2,000. Learn more about our Neighborhood Connections Racial Equity Matching Fund.

Double your donations



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  • Ride for Sustainability

    WELL Cleveland

    Our mission and our plan is to educate people about individual health and wellbeing, sustainability and the health of our planet, doing good for our communities and strengthening our families!  

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,580 + Volunteers
  • Urban Pocket Park Retreats

    Our Urban Pocket Parks are within walking distance of many Glenville families, providing them a retreat from the hustle & bustle of urban life, reducing pollution, traffic and the consumption of resources

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,050 + Volunteers
  • Detroit Shoreway trees

    Cleveland: Private Trees for Public Good

    Bringing Arbor Day Foundation's Community Canopy program to Cleveland to connect home and business owners with trees and tree experts

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,120 + Volunteers

    Lets beautify and reclaim the community by turning food waste into BLACK GOLD!

    NEEDS: $0 of 720 + Volunteers
  • BIOCYCLER building recycler


    Inspired by nature and using natural organisms redhouse studio aims to recycle building waste right here in Cleveland, Ohio. Help support this proof of concept to mitigate construction waste, and build susitainably.

    NEEDS: $0 of 8,725 + Volunteers
  • Save the World with Worms!

    Feed worms, not landfills! Make awesome compost, keep food scraps out of landfills, and reduce greenhouse gases with worms.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,659