Start a Project | Eligibility | Support a Project | ioby Detroit

Now accepting 2023 submissions! Up to $2,000 in donations matched for community projects led by Detroiters for Detroiters.

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Our ioby community is full of helpers. Neighborhood leaders, unofficial mayors of the block, people like you who want to step up to do what’s right, lend a hand and make positive local change in your neighborhoods. We're here to help.

Whether you're a student with an amazing idea, urban farmer, social justice activist, artist, or a motivated neighbor looking to make a difference within your own community, ioby’s Detroit Match Fund is a way to double your donations and make a meaningful impact within your own neighborhood. Donors are matched instantly up to $400, and projects can access up to $2,000 in matching funds, until the program ends. Share your project idea to talk to us!


How does it work?

Eligibility and Details

Donations are matched up to $400 per donor, and participants access up to $2,000 until the match program ends.

When you crowdfund with the ioby Detroit Match Program, you'll get:

  • Our free resources and guidance for how to crowdfund.
  • A one-on-one ioby crowdfunding coach to teach you how to successfully raise donations.
  • While you crowdfund, donations will be doubled instantly. (Up to $400 per donation and $2,000 per project.)
  • We offer fiscal sponsorship to groups that are not a 501c3.  
  • Our fees are very low because we are a nonprofit.

Submit your idea to get started!


Support A Detroiter's Leadership: 

  • Your ioby page here!

    Start your own ioby crowdfunding campaign to be featured here! Donations are matched if your project is eligible for this ioby program.

    NEEDS: $5,000 of 5,000
  • TimeBanking Outdoors!

    TimeBank members help each other get active in and around Southwest Detroit

    NEEDS: $3,860 of 4,000 + Volunteers
  • Black to the Land Coalition

    Be Out!

    Be Out project is dedicated to engaging the Black and Brown Detroit community in meaningful, educational outdoor activities and programs.

    NEEDS: $8,122 of 8,122
  • Off the Mic

    Off the Mic, maintains the legacy of poetry, in Detroit, by creating opportunities for community engagement and artist development while reinforcing the culture of storytelling.

    NEEDS: $3,778 of 4,278
  • grow The Joy Project

    More than a community garden, not exactly a farm theJOYproject is a Living Archive of Afro-Atlantic Agriculture and Foodways. Help us expand our programming and grow our campus.

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,000 + Volunteers