Double your crowdfunding power with match funding!

ioby helps neighbors grow and implement great ideas one block at a time. We believe it should be easy to make meaningful change “in our backyards”—the positive opposite of NIMBY. Neighbors nationwide have raised over $6 million in citizen philanthropy on ioby for projects that make their communities healthier, greener, safer, and more livable. When you post a project on ioby you can collect tax deductible donations, find new donors and volunteers, and receive one-on-one fundraising coaching. Learn the basics of fundraising with ioby.

ioby also offers match funding opportunities throughout the year. When you participate in an ioby match program, we’ll double donations in real-time as you fundraise! So when someone donates $20 to your campaign, it will instantly be turned into $40. Match funding can be a great way to accelerate your crowdfunding campaign and make your fundraising work go twice as far.

Not sure if you qualify? When you tell us your idea, a member of our team will automatically check to see if you're eligible to receive matching funds.

 

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Current ioby match opportunities

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. 

Learn more about the Common Ground Crowdfunding Match

 

Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge 

The Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge supports residents (that's you!) as they take an active role in creating a culture of health in neighborhoods across New York State. When you crowdfund with ioby to raise the money you need to launch a project that boosts your community's health, we'll double your donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 for eligible projects in: Near Westside, Syracuse • Brownsville, Brooklyn • Lower East Side, Manhattan • East Harlem, Manhattan • Clinton County, NY • Niagara Falls, NY

Learn more about the Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge

 

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund

All across Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the arts make our communities more vibrant and creative places to be. The arts help us fight for justice, invite us to care for each other, and remind us to just pause and enjoy the beauty of Cuyahoga County. Do you have an idea to bring even more arts and culture into your own neighborhood?

Get up to $5,000 of your donations matched, dollar-for-dollar, for neighborhood projects that bring arts and culture to Cuyahoga County residents. 

Learn more about the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund

Memphis New Century of Soul Matching Fund 

The City of Memphis and Shelby County is celebrating our 200th anniversary this year, and ioby is embracing the next 100 years–our New Century of Soul–right alongside them with a new match fund! Do you have an idea for a project that will have a lasting impact in your neighborhood? 

Get up to $10,000 of your donations matched, dollar-for-dollar, for any crowdfunding project for a physical installation in Shelby County. New park bench? Check. Community garden? Check. Solar street lights? Check. If it's a project that will last in your community for years to come, you could be eligible! 

Learn more about the New Century of Soul Matching Fund

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 its hosting neighborhood conversations, or challenging injustice in the halls of power, Clevelanders are fighting for justice right here in our backyards.

Get up to $2,000 of your donations matched, dollar-for-dollar, for any project that furthers racial equity in the City of Cleveland or East Cleveland.  Made possible with support from Neighborhood Connections. 

Learn more about the Neighborhood Connections Racial Equity Matching Fund

 

One Northside Crowdfunding Challenge

Live, work, or play in Pittsburgh's Northside and have an idea to help make your Northside neighborhood greener, healthier, more sustainable, or more vibrant? The One Northside Crowdfunding Challenge could help give you a boost as you take an active role in shaping life in the Northside!

Get up to $10,000 of your donations matched, dollar-for-dollar, for projects that strengthen neighborhoods in Pittsburgh's Northside.  

Learn more about the One Northside Crowdfunding Challenge

 

Questions about ioby match funding programs? Contact ioby Partnerships Manager Ethany Uttech at ethany@ioby.org.