Starting in 2017, ioby is working with residents across St. Louis to help get neighborhood projects funded and in the ground!

ioby believes that it should be easy to make meaningful change “in our backyards,” the positive opposite of NIMBY. Through providing an affordable online platform paired with customized one-on-one fundraising coaching, we help resident leaders plan, fund, and implement projects that make their neighborhoods safer, greener, more livable, and more fun.

Across the country, ioby leaders have raised millions of dollars in tax-deductible donations for neighborhood projects!

What would you do to improve your neighborhood? Tell us your idea below and you can start crowdfunding as soon as tomorrow. Once you submit your idea, someone from our team  will be in touch to discuss your specific fundraising needs, offer tips, and answer your questions. We’ll be here to support your success through every step of your campaign, so you can bring your idea to life! 


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Want to learn more?  Join us for a webinar to learn top fundraising tips based on the 1,500+ succesful local crowdfunding campaigns we've supported so far. 

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Questions? Or want to talk about your idea and see if it's a good fit for funding on ioby?  
Check out our FAQ for first-time ioby Leaders or email David Weinberger, ioby's City Partnerships Director, at


awesome projects already underway in your backyard

  • Neighborhood Leadership Academy

    Neighbor Leadership Academy Tuition Help

    A Red Circle's Executive Director, Erica R. Williams, intends to enroll in the Neighborhood Leadership Academy, offered by the MU Extension.  Your gifts will help cover her tuition.


    NEEDS: $0 of 273
  • CBA Tour Kickoff

    CBA Kickoff and Tour

    Equitable St. Louis is releasing a new guidebook on Community Benefits Agreements and taking it on tour to educate and engage community members about how CBAs can be used to create equitable and inclusive development.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,610
  • Solidarity from STL to Puerto Rico

    We are sending a team of organizers from St. Louis to Puerto Rico to aid in their recovery efforts after Hurricanes Irma/Maria

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,790
  • The Cowry Collective Timebank

    The Cowry Collective Timebank is a network of people engaged in reciprocal exchange of services, skills, and goods through a timebank where the currency is an hour of time for everyone.

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,387 + Volunteers
  • Mural #9 for Carondelet

    Help us create our next mural for Carondelet by contributing financially to the project, then physically - if you wish to help paint it.

    NEEDS: $0 of 275 + Volunteers