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At ioby, we believe that residents know what’s best for their neighborhoods. We know that low-income residents, communities of color, and especially Black residents have for many years been intentionally excluded from decision-making in their communities. And we know that when Black entrepreneurs dream up positive change to serve the public good, they are often denied the funding and support to make them happen. As part of our commitment to anti-racism, we have to fight against that status quo.

We invite you to join us on our journey to racial justice. As part of that journey, we invite you to give to and learn from the many Black-led projects currently crowdfunding on ioby below, or start your own project fighting for racial justice. As you'll notice, the fight for racial justice is as broad as it is deep. It transcends any one category, and involves everything from food justice, to housing justice, to criminal justice, and—of course—the celebration and honoring of Black joy and Black life. 

As always, your gift on ioby is always tax-deductible and will help directly power neighbor-led positive change across the country. 

  • Underground Music Academy

    Underground Music Academy

    We're raising funds for a Detroit based community music hub called Underground Music Academy. Our aim is to build the future leaders of independent electronic music. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 25,809 + Volunteers
  • Our Family Creative Kits

    Our Family Creative Kits were created to foster and celebrate the value of art and creativity, 

     

     

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,350 + Volunteers
  • father and son baking

    Pan-Dem-Make: Boys Bake Too

    Giving fathers a different way to bond with their sons while baking, learning and creating together during the long term impacts of COVID-19 . Giving fathers a new presence in the community.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,048
  • 2019 Members of Smart Cookie Project

    Smart Cookie Skincare

    African American Girls in Cleveland build a sustainable skincare line.

    NEEDS: $0 of 246 + Volunteers
  • Woody Restoration Arts Incubator Project Phase 1

    I am looking restore my father's building that was built in 1912 in order to create an arts incubation space for artists, youth and the African-American community within the underserved Lee-Harvard neighborhood.

    NEEDS: $0 of 9,870 + Volunteers
  • The Home/Share: Collinwood's Community Incubator

    The Gatewood Home/Share is a hyper-local hub that fuses work, play, and community in an innovative and authentic way.  Help us start our programs to support youth development and get our space launched safely!

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,146 + Volunteers