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. 

 
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    Permanent Archery Range

    Archery is an easy exercise better than boring jogging.  A Permanent outdoor archery range with 9 lanes up to 40 meters long. Lanes are approximatly 7 Feet wide, as specified by the World Archery for wheelchairs.

    NEEDS: $12,414 of 12,834 + Volunteers
  • National Somali Bantu Festival

    this event brings somali bantus from all over in the USA to join those living in city to play soccer and  materials that will discuss the benefits of equality, peace,and justice.'

    NEEDS: $41,714 of 50,000
  • 100 Hero Art Reach Project

    Your financial support will go directly towards providing creative educational workshops at no cost to local heroes i.e. disavdvantaged military veterans, first responders, and essential workers.

    NEEDS: $0 of 9,645
  • Hero Hydroponic Garden

    With your support local heroes can learn hydroponic gardening while expanding community gardening efforts providing nutritious food relief to homeless and at risk military vets and families.

    NEEDS: $2,000 of 10,000