Our 2021 program is now closed.


Share Your Idea

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 know that many of you are now trying to figure out how to step up to support your neighbors. We’re here to help.

The Pittsburgh COVID-19 Community Response Match offered up to $5,000 in matching funds to 2021 projects that responded to the impacts of COVID-19.

Matching funds are available now on a first-come, first-served rolling basis until funds runs out. Eligibility is limited to:

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.

 Is my project eligible?

How to get matched? 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. 

View 2020 Campaigns for Inspiration

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.


Support A Pittsburgh Project:

Neighbors across Pittsburgh are already fundraising to support their communities. Start a campaign of your own to be featured here. 

  • Children Play in Garfield

    Give To Garfield

    Donating to the "Give to Garfield" campaign helps vulnerable residents pay rent, keep their utilities on, make home repairs, and access better education and job opportunities. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,900 + Volunteers
  • Freeman Family Farm COVID Response

    We are responding to COVID unemployment in our community by launching a workforce training program for differently abled young adults. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,152
  • Personal Essentials for Personal Neighbors

    Seniors can avoid stores and long lines and stay safe in their homes while our team makes sure they have the personal essentials needed to get through the winter months.

    NEEDS: $0 of 250
  • peace and friendship farm

    Peace and Friendship Farm Helping One Another

    Help us reach a small fundraising goal to support our efforts to end isolation and bring people together to lift up hearts and minds at the Peace and Friendship Farm during this COVID-19 (coronavirus) health pandemic

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,041 + Volunteers
  • PRWA Spring Thaw Flash Campaign

    The snow is finally melting! With a generous matching fund from IOBY, every donation up to $500 will be doubled, helping us to quickly raise funds to support our PRWA Distribution Center.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,215 + Volunteers
  • The Shelter Project

    Safe Housing & Employment Services Leading towards Economic Restoration for the homeless.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,000
  • NurturHer

    We would like to give personalized and COVID-safe contactless service to mothers at their most vulnerable time in their lives.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,000