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COVID 19: Caring for your community

Our ioby community is full of helpers. Neighborhood leaders, unofficial mayors of the block, people like you who have always stepped up to do what’s right and to lend a hand. We’re here to support your urgent responses to the impacts of COVID-19 in Cincinnati. There are two things you can do on ioby right now to support your community: You can start a project on ioby, or check out a list of resources in Pittsburgh we compiled to help you plan a project. We're also currently waiving fiscal sponsorship fees and our platform fee for projects that respond to COVID-19, wherever you are in the United States. Plus, you could get your donations DOUBLED up to $5,000.

Start a project       What projects are eligible?
 

About ioby Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is pretty special. From 446 bridges to 90 neighborhoods, there’s a lot to love about the mighty Steel City. But most of all: Pittsburghers don’t wait around to get good done. Since we began our on-the-ground work in Pittsburgh, ioby has collaborated with over 130 resident leaders as they plan, crowdfund, and build positive change in neighborhoods all across the city and region. With a median donation of $35, Pittsburghers working with ioby have raised over $500,000 in small donations to make our neighborhoods thriving and full of opportunity for all.

Double your donations up to $5,000

The Pittsburgh COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Match Fund provides matching dollars to campaigns crowdfunding on ioby for projects that address the impacts of COVID-19. Matching funds are available now on a first-come, first-served rolling basis until funds runs out. Informal groups of friends and neighbors, nonprofits that are run solely by volunteers, and community-based organizations that have an annual budget under $100,000 are all invited to submit their project ideas.

See how to double your dollars

Meet Miriam Parson, Pittsburgh Action Strategist!

As a Pittsburgh Action Strategist, Miriam is working to help even more leaders like you in Pittsburgh make positive change across the city. When you share your idea for positive change in your Pittsburgh neighborhood, Miriam will walk alongside you as you build your crowdfunding campaign page, make your first donation asks, and build your project.

Miriam is a Pennsylvanian who has settled permanently in Pittsburgh and believes in the collaborative spirit of her hometown. As ioby’s Pittsburgh Action Strategist, she listens to Pittsburghers’ ideas to do positive work in their neighborhoods and then pools resources and experts to support the project leader’s success.

Get to know more about Miriam’s love for Pittsburgh’s collaborative spirit and shared sense of place.

Learn more about our City Action Strategists and how we work on-the-ground to support resident-led change.

 

Donate to a project in your Pittsburgh Neighborhood

  • Feeding Hope in Manchester

    We are here to provide hope and encouragement to come into community and realize they are not alone.  

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,140
  • A volunteer assembles a grocery care package for workers in need.

    PRWA Goes Back to School With Full Bellies!

    This fund will provide often requested, healthy, kid friendly meals and snacks to households in our network with school aged children, as families face returning to school during a pandemic.

    NEEDS: $0 of 12,045 + Volunteers
  • Self Care for Women in the Age of Covid-19

    COVID-19 has hit communities of color exponentially harder. We will provide self-care practices for women of color and our female community partners.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,083
  • Free Food for Garfield

    Garfield Gives

    Donating to the Garfield Gives campaign helps provide resources, including funds to help pay bills, to those who are affected by Covid-19 that live and work in the East End of Pittsburgh!

    NEEDS: $0 of 7,100
  • SaxChats!

    SaxChats

    A series of performances from a neglected instrument alongside interviews with the odd ducks who write for it.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,684
  • Garden veggies

    Community Garden Revitalization

    Allendale Acres Community Garden needs a shed! We also need a wheelbarrow, materials for a stone path, additional raised beds, a weed wacker, rainbarrel parts, and materials for a fence.    

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,140