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.

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

 

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.

 

See examples of Cleveland region ioby campaigns below. Start an eligible Lorain, OH project of your own to be featured here:

  • Comics at the Corner 2.0

    Help put literacy in the hands of neighbors and friends in the Buckeye and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,342
  • Start W/ Art

    C. A. L. M. ( Community Art Life Matters)

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,191
  • What Happens to the Block?

    Young folks will participate in making a short film which documents what happens when community residents decide to take on outside groups who want to regentrify and exploit their communities.

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,114