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Share Your Idea

The Cincinnati area is full of helpers. Neighborhood leaders, unofficial mayors of the block, people like you who have always stepped up to do what’s right and to lend a hand. We know that many of you are now trying to figure out how to step up to support your neighbors. We’re here to help.

The Greater Cincinnati Community Recovery Match Program offered up to $2,000 in matching funds to ioby crowdfunding campaigns that respond to the impacts of COVID-19.

Matching funds are available now on a first-come, first-served rolling basis until funds runs out.
Eligibility is limited to:

Informal groups of friends and neighbors, individuals with an idea, and community-based organizations that have an annual budget less than $500,000 are all invited to submit their ideas.

 Is my project eligible?

There's no application process! Simply share your idea and we'll confirm within 1-2 business days whether your project is eligible for this match opportunity. Then, you can post an ioby crowdfunding page and begin fundraising, with support from our experienced team of crowdfunding coaches. When you fundraise, up to $2,000 in donations to your page will be instantly doubled so that your work goes twice as far. 

Share Your Idea

As always, please remember to follow the CDC's guidelines and your local health authority's instructions as you support your community. Putting you and your neighbors’ health first is one of the most important things you can do to offer care, even if it means doing so from afar.

Support A Project:

Neighbors across Cincinnati are already fundraising to support their communities. Start a campaign of your own to be featured here. 


  • The outside of our Main Street storefront, painted in a beautiful white and blue color scheme.

    Indigo Hippo Community Fundraiser

    Indigo Hippo redirects gently used art supplies out of the waste stream and into the hands of our community. Help sustain this pay-what-you-can thrift store and widen access to creative expression!

    NEEDS: $0 of 12,894 + Volunteers
  • Volkshaus Action Tank OTR ADOPT

    The Volkshaus

    The Volkshaus, or The People's House, is a place for civic engagement, inviting residents and resident-led groups to join us in work, planning, respite, and community-building.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,623
  • Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative

    Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative

    Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative (GCVC) is a local nonpartisan alliance of organizations who are working together to advance civic and electoral engagement in the region. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,640 + Volunteers
  • Action Tank Logo

    Northside Street Meets

    The Northside Community Council and Action Tank are putting on a series of block parties filled with art, food, activities and games for kids and adults, and resource tables to meet the needs of all Northside residents!

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,092 + Volunteers
  • Kids Bonding

    The Youth Empowerment Plan

    YEP develops critical skills in a holistic way for the youth in a creative and collaborative environment that exposes them to new information, expanding their minds and equipping them with new skills to excel in life!

    NEEDS: $0 of 13,300 + Volunteers
  • Food From the Heart

    Providing good and healthy foods to neighbors in need.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,510 + Volunteers
  • North Fairmount is beautiful!

    Beautifying North Fairmount

    Enhancing the beauty of North Fairmount, building neighborhood pride in the community.

    NEEDS: $9,596 of 10,246 + Volunteers
  • Goltra Nature Preserve

    Trailblazing East Westwood

    Become a Trailblazer for a premier hiking spot while supporting youth employment, environmental education, and a safe spot for neighbors to take in the great outdoors!



    NEEDS: $0 of 1,527 + Volunteers
  • For Us, By Us: Uplifting the Black Autism Community

    Help Our Tribe help the Black Autism Community by building a community and a movement that accelerates equitable outcomes and justice for Black people with autism and their families!

    NEEDS: $9,435 of 11,175