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The Community Foundation of Lorain County partnered with ioby to match donations to crowdfunding campaigns for projects that served neighborhoods in Lorain County

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.



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  • Promotional information on the Buoy Tree Project

    Vermilion's Buoy Tree: A Community Art Project

    We're gathering community to help create a holiday tree made with decorated buoys. Our goal is to honor our history, work together and encourage creativity. 



    NEEDS: $0 of 2,041 + Volunteers
  • City Fresh volunteer assisting a shareholder with ordering. Picture is outside with trees in the background and veggies on a table in the foreground.

    Fresh, Local Veggies for All

    We're bringing fresh, local foods to your neighborhood because everyone deserves access to a healthy, vibrant, and just local food system.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,041 + Volunteers
  • K-9 For My Classroom

    Therapy dog for a Lorain City Schools elementary building

    NEEDS: $2,363 of 2,483

    Portraits of Military figures of Lorain County: an effort to capture a small visual collection for a memorial salute to Military Veterans of our day

    NEEDS: $2,590 of 2,790 + Volunteers
  • Songwriting Camp

    There's Power in the Pen -Songwriting camp that teaches at-risk youth basic songwriting skills and arranging with the opportunity to record and publish their work.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,062
  • Squirrel's Nest DGC at Oakwood Park

     A disc golf course in Oakwood Park would benefit the surrounding community by increasing and enhancing recreational opportunities, park safety and conservation goals.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,750 + Volunteers
  • YTC provides opportunities for inclusion of differently-abled adults.

    Changing the Complainable to Sustainable

     The mission of Your Turn Consignment is to provide a positive selling and shopping experience while encouraging community building and compassion for local charities.


    NEEDS: $3,941 of 4,096 + Volunteers
  • #the3pointshootout

    The 3 Point Shootout is welcoming small donations to give out prizes for youth involvement and others throughout Lorain County


    NEEDS: $0 of 670 + Volunteers
  • Lorain County Union Labor Women's Period Product Drive

    Change the Cycle

    Working to make period products available for those in need.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,237
  • SouthSide Toy Giveaway

    A Community Drive to raise funds to purchase toys for the children in Lorain this Holiday Season!

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,546 + Volunteers