Since we began our on-the-ground work in Cleveland in March 2016, ioby has trained over 1,300 Clevelanders to plan, fund, and build positive change in neighborhoods across the city, gathered over 350 brilliant ideas for local community projects, and supported over 125 project leaders in launching their crowdfunding campaigns. Together these leaders have raised nearly $200,000 in small donations to make Cleveland neighborhoods safer, greener, more livable and more fun.

Ready to make change where you live?

Contact Indigo Bishop at or text her at 216-930-4030 and she'll hep you get started!

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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. Curious about the projects competing for the match? Check them out here.

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. Learn about the requirements and timeline here.

To get started, tell us about your project at


Monthly Workshops with Indigo

Learn, Say, Do: A Workshop on Health, Community & Climate Action
Join City of Cleveland, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and ioby for this series of ten workshops across Cleveland to: learn how climate action can improve health, quality of life and community, say more about issues affecting your neighborhood and do more to develop climate action projects--making your neighborhood safer and healthier. 
Thursday March 22nd, from 15:30-7:30pm
Fleet branch library (7224 Broadway Ave.)
Fund Yo Future: Crowdfunding Your Community Project
Come learn about crowdfunding myths and how to plan a successful campaign!
Saturday March 24th, from 2-4pm
Midtown TechHive 6815 Euclid Avenue