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

Are you a resident of Lorain, OH with an idea to make a positive change in your neighborhood? When you crowdfund with ioby to engage your community in the City of Lorain, we'll double your donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $500. This means that if you raise $500, ioby will match each donation for a $1,000 total fund; or, if you raise $300, it's doubled to $600 total. 

The Lorain 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 $500 on their ioby crowdfunding campaign in support of projects within these three Lorain zip codes: 44052, 44053, and 44055.

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.

*Please note that participants from the Neighborhood Connections 2020 cohort are NOT eligible for this match opportunity. 

More Eligibility Details Here


Want help with your fundraiser for Lorain County?

ioby's offers customized crowd funding 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.

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.


Start a Lorain, OH project of your own to be featured here:

  • Ice Skating Rink Returns to Lorain

    Oakwood Park Ice Skating


    Skating in the Park.  Creating memories that will last a lifetime!

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,000 + Volunteers
  • Path & Green

    Path and Green: Phase 1

    Bringing hope and a future to teen girls in Lorain County, Ohio through providing them with personal care items and clothing. 

    NEEDS: $2,793 of 3,093 + Volunteers
  • Pillow Therapy Workshops

    Life hits hard and some people have no one to talk, which is why these workshops allow that opporunity to not only build a pillow but to establish a community that uplifts and encourages someone to keep fighting.

    NEEDS: $0 of 320