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.

ioby is hiring a Memphis Action Strategist. Apply here by July 31st.

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 Garden@ 720 N. Willett

The Garden @ 720 Willett

This project will provide a green space for residents and inspire neighbors to live sustainably while promoting community ties.

NEEDS: $0 of 309

Carpenter Art Garden to Mississippi!

This summer the Carpenter Art Garden will be headed to Mississippi! We are traveling by boat to Horn Island and spend 24 hours painting, drawing and studying the wildlife on the island as artist Walter Anderson did. 

NEEDS: $0 of 2,385
Johnny Cash by Leigh Wiener 1962

Legacy Memphis Johnny Cash Statue Project

To celebrate, enhance, and educate our neighborhoods about Memphis heroes. We will involve artists, landscapers, and architects to create sculpture gardens based on Memphis music history.

NEEDS: $0 of 26,429
247 Washington Current State - Side View

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