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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, ioby Cleveland has supported over 200 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 $422,000 in small donations to make ioby Cleveland neighborhoods greener, safer, more livable, and more full of opportunity for all residents.


Meet Dawn Arrington, ioby Cleveland Action Strategist!

As a Cleveland Action Strategist, Dawn Arrington 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 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! 

Cleveland Neighborhood Connections Racial Equity Matching Fund.

Fighting for racial justice has never been more important, and Clevelanders are rising up to the challenge. Whether it's hosting neighborhood conversations, bringing people together, 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.

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Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund.

Have an idea to bring arts and culture to life in Cuyahoga County? The Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund supports the residents and organizations making our county more vibrant and creative! So whether you're dreaming of a film series, new mural, community garden, or a dance parade, you may be eligible to get your fundraising dollars doubled when you crowdfund your project with ioby!

If your project is eligible, you could get your donations matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. Learn more about our Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund.

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Common Ground Crowdfunding Match.

The Common Ground Crowdfunding Match is offering up to $2,000 in matching funds, plus fundraising coaching, to leaders of projects that improve community life in Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake counties. Whether you and your neighbors are dreaming of a mural, a street festival, an afterschool program, or more, ioby can help you bring it to life. 

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Donate to a project in your Cleveland neighborhood

  • The Skin You're In

    Your skin announces you to world. It can create negative viewpoints about you that aren’t true. Unfortunately, this has led to discriminatory hiring practices.  


    NEEDS: $0 of 4,160
  • Seniors Seeing History

    Exposing seniors to the rich history of their culture at the end of the summer.

    "Seeing Where We've Been"

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,160
  • Just Another Day At The Park

    Leadership modeled through a day of activities, engagement and fun, all at our local amusement park.

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,160
  • Youth organizers in front of playground

    UUCC Playground Improvement Project

    Help us improve the playground at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland which serves a vibrant congregation and is a beloved landmark in the Belvoir Oval/Mercer neighborhood. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,160 + Volunteers
  • Zen SoundScapes Overhead Concept View

    Zen SoundScapes at IngenuityFest

    This human-scale, fully interactive Zen garden turns light into meditative sound as you rake your troubles away!

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,195 + Volunteers