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 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

  • UDistrict Farms

    UDistrict "Buys the Farm"

    A campaign to own property for a community garden.  Leasing has become impossible as RE market demand skyrockets.  Help us preserve this little patch of greenspace to build a healthier community! 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,125
  • C-3 Cooperative Gardens

    Fighting food insecurity, blight, and gentrification by empowering self-sufficient growers.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,400 + Volunteers
  • $50 for the City

    Raise $20,000 (Or even Much, Much More) to help pay our neighbors' MLGW bills. But let's not stop short! What if we all came together and made the rumor true?

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,995
  • 20/20/20K Dream Challenge

    Where There's A You, There's A Way. 20 people, 20 dollars, 20,000 lives touched

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,250
  • 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