The Community Foundation of Lorain County is partnering with ioby to DOUBLE donations to crowdfunding campaigns for projects that serve neighborhoods in Lorain County, Ohio!

Are you a resident of Lorain County, OH with an idea to make a positive change in your neighborhood? When you crowdfund with ioby to engage your community, we'll double your donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000. This means that if you raise $1,000, ioby will match each donation for a $2,000 total fund; or, if you raise $200, it's doubled to $400 total. 

The Lorain County, OH Match Fund supports residents (like you!) as they bring their ideas for positive change in their community to life. Volunteer-led projects and small grassroots groups can receive one-on-one fundraising coaching, fiscal sponsorship, and dollar-for-dollar matching funds up to $1,000 on their ioby crowdfunding campaign in support of projects within Lorain County.

Share your project idea below to get started and double your dollars! Matching funds are available now on a first-come, first-served rolling basis until funds run out.

Share Your Idea

Wondering how to get match funds? 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, donations to your page will be instantly doubled so that your work goes twice as far.

More Eligibility Details Here


Want help with your fundraiser?

ioby's offers customized crowdfunding coaching for every project leader participating in this match program. After you've shared your project idea with us, we encourage you to set up a coaching call to get on the road to fundraising success! You can also use this link to schedule a call anytime if you're already fundraising with us--we're happy to answer questions about your fundraiser and provide tips for success along the way.

Schedule a call


ioby project leaders will be invited to participate in a media interview facilitated by the Community Foundation of Lorain County in order to share their work and experiences.



Start a project of your own to be featured here:

  • Eliphalet Redington

    Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Project

    The South Amherst Historical Society has taken on the restoration of the oldest cemetery in the village, due to its deterioration and potential loss of history.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,500
  • Help The Disabled Community of Lorain County

    This project is designed to give people in the community access to free assistance with applying for benefits through the Social Security Administration, specifically those who are in a medical facility. 

    NEEDS: $5,400 of 5,400

    Community Initiative to provide funding for swimming lessons for youth.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,174
  • Juneteenth Celebration

    Community grassroot event centered around providing resources, education, and entertainment. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,000 + Volunteers
  • Start w/ Art C.A.L.M.

    Afro-Hispanic Connection is a visual expression and exploration of how, when, and what bridges the history of these ethnic groups to a place of commonality in our world today.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,000
  • Elyria Farmers Market

    Community based outdoor shopping experience with produce, artisan crafts and more!

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,075 + Volunteers
  • Art in the Park

    A celebration for youth to enjoy Sam Felton Jr. park, create crafts, and meet their neighbors in a fun green-space!

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,130 + Volunteers
  • Humans of Lorain County

    “Humans of Lorain County” series creates a living scrapbook of resident stories

    NEEDS: $3,424 of 3,804 + Volunteers