There's something about Detroit, right? That something is people like you, the resourceful and creative neighbors who work to make positive change in the neighborhoods and communities of Detroit. You have the power to change Detroit block by block.

Across the country ioby leaders have raised more than $4 million in small donations for neighborhood projects, including more than $100,000 right here in Detroit!

What would you do to improve your neighborhood? Tell us your idea below and you can start crowdfunding this month! Rhiannon Chester or Joe Rashid, Detroit Action Strategists, will follow up with you to turn your idea into a reality.

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Free workshops!

Want to learn more about how you could crowdfund for your business? We’re offering two free workshops in May! We’ll share tips and tricks to gain community buy-in, raise funds and improve your community as an entrepreneur.

Crowdfunding for your business with special guest Kiva!
Thursday, May 10th
TechTown Detroit
440 Burroughs St

Crowdfunding for your business!
Wednesday, May 16th
TechTown Detroit
440 Burroughs St


ioby Detroit is made possible thanks to generous support from the Kresge Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

  • Bailey Park

    Bailey Park - Phase l

     McDougall-Hunt’s first community created urban park.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,350 + Volunteers
  • Pride Area Community Council Senior with the Detroit's Mayor Mike Duggan

    Detroit Neighborhood Pumpkin Patch

    How do you let the kids in an underserved community with overpopulated schools know someone cares. Give them free pumpkins, cider, and donuts with a smile. Help us create a pumpkin patch experience in the inner city.

    NEEDS: $0 of 825 + Volunteers
  • Backpacktacular 2017!!!

    Sending every camper packing back to school with a backpack full of supplies!

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,335 + Volunteers
  • Juan standing at the entry to Parker Village, where the smart light will be installed

    Parker Village Shines

    We're bringing a state-of-the-art smart solar streetlight with wifi, signage, and security to Highland Park to build our legacy of innovation and leadership.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,335 + Volunteers
  • Crash Detroit Saturday Festival

    Crash Detroit 2017

    Crash Detroit is a free, annual music festival that invites street bands from across the country to perform in public spaces and businesses through the city of Detroit.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,427 + Volunteers
  • KairAbowt (W)holistic Sensory Garden

    Creating a beautiful space for community members to garden, relax, and come together to enjoy sharing in a holistic lifestyle.

    NEEDS: $0 of 275 + Volunteers

    Homelessness robs our community of the talent and energy that young people bring. Help us provide a safe and healthy home for young men in Detroit.

    NEEDS: $0 of 90 + Volunteers
  • Michigan Avenue Billboard Art Collective

    Transform a vacant lot liability into a community asset; demonstrating art + design as an intelligent and balanced solution that will foster a prosperous, livable, and resilient commercial corridor into the future.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,713
  • Resist Create

    Art as Resistance

    As part of this year's Allied Media Conference, the Art as Resistance track will bring together artists and organizers from around the country to share strategies for creative resistance in our communities.

    NEEDS: $0 of 612
  • Help us clean & activate our playgarden.

    Detroit Playgarden

    The garden will build on community and youth strengths.  It will nurture fundamental skills of gardening, critical academic/ life skills.



    NEEDS: $0 of 225 + Volunteers