Since we began our on-the-ground work in Memphis, ioby has supported more than 200 resident leaders to plan, fund, and build positive change in neighborhoods across the city. Together, these leaders have raised more than $610,000 in small donations to make Memphis neighborhoods greener, safer, more livable, and more full of opportunity for all residents. To see the full extent of our work, check out the Memphis Impact Report.

Ready to make change? Reach out to the Memphis Action Strategist, Ellen Roberds at ellen@ioby.org or tell us your idea and we'll contact you right away:

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"This ioby project was a good case study identifying and addressing problems as a group. I learned that if you have a good idea and share it with other people, they will support you. And if you give them the opportunity, they will help. Memphis is one of the most unusual places I've lived, in that there's an expectation that people will take care of what's around them."

- Robyn Mace, ioby leader, Evergreen Rain Garden

The Compost Fairy

We are looking to buy a utility trailer for compost pick up, to expand with collecting leafs and yard waste.

NEEDS: $0 of 1,266 + Volunteers
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Students Building a Beautiful Memphis

Beautiful, student created, artwork will replace boarded over windows in a building prominently located in downtown Memphis’s historic Court Square district.

NEEDS: $0 of 3,407
Enter in your best chili for UCAN Chili Cook-Off

UCAN Chili Cook-Off

The Chili Cook-Off is open to the public to come by to support, be entertained, be a judge, eat unlimited about of chili & drink beer. The outcome is to raise money for our bullying project.

NEEDS: $0 of 413 + Volunteers

SkyCop Camera

SkyCop Camera on the V&E Greenline for crime prevention.

NEEDS: $0 of 2,389
Memphis GAA Logo

Memphis Gaelic Athletic Association

The Memphis Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is planning to start a league for anyone in the MidSouth area interested in learning and playing Gaelic football and hurling/camogie.

NEEDS: $0 of 2,000

Chess Kid at Idlewild Elementary

Since the Idlewild Chess Club burst onto the scene five years ago, the chess team has won national trophies . We would like to use interactive software to help teach our kids the fundamentals of this beautiful game.

NEEDS: $0 of 1,300

Knowledge Empowering Youth (KEY)

KEY is a teen-led comprehensive sex education program that educates youth about their minds, bodies, and most importantly the decisions they can make to better their futures.

NEEDS: $0 of 500

Sheffield High Girls Soccer Team

We are raising money to help the girls soccer team at Sheffield High School cover fees, get equipment, provide additional coaching, assist with transportation needs, and improve the home field conditions.

NEEDS: $0 of 3,500