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The Reimagining Communities Match Program doubles donations for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) residents or BIPOC-led groups* who crowdfund for projects that reimagine public spaces and infrastructure. Up to $500 per donor is doubled instantly for eligible projects.

This match program supports BIPOC residents and BIPOC-led unincorporated groups or small nonprofits (with budgets under $250,000) to crowdfund for projects that will radically reimagine public space or support the implementation of public infrastructure investment in their communities. Projects can be a local response to a larger community issue or an early-stage solution that can be implemented to show what is possible in the future. After submitting an idea, project leaders will receive one-on-one crowdfunding support from ioby

Eligibility Requirements

Tell us your idea to get started

Not sure if your project idea is eligible?
Talk to the ioby Match Programs Director: matches @ ioby.org

Projects based in one of these priority places can access up to $5,000 in matching funds: 

Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Puerto Rico; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Virginia; Washington, DC; West Virginia; or Wisconsin. 

Projects based in all other U.S. places can access up to $2,500 in matching funds.

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When you crowdfund with an ioby match program, you'll get:

  • Our free resources and guidance for how to crowdfund.

  • A one-on-one ioby crowdfunding coach to teach you how to successfully raise donations.

  • While you crowdfund, donations will be doubled instantly. (Up to $500 per donor.)  

  • We offer fiscal sponsorship to groups that are not a 501(c)3.  

  • Our fees are very low because we are a nonprofit.

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About ioby

ioby stands for “in our backyards,” but it also stands for taking care of each other, for civic participation, and for trusting neighbors to know what’s best for the neighborhood. Neighbors nationwide have raised over $18 million on ioby for projects that make their communities healthier, greener, safer, more vibrant, and more just. When you post a project on ioby you can collect tax-deductible donations, find new donors and volunteers, and receive one-on-one fundraising coaching.

Participating Projects:

  • Pumpkin Patch Party

    U-Pick Pumpkins, Hot Cider, Doughnuts, activities/games and more right in Detroit!

    NEEDS: $0 of 9,348 + Volunteers
  • Pakistani Culture in Plaques and Structures

    To contribute to the diversity of the city of Cleveland, The Pakistani Community would like to share its history and culture with the people of Northeast Ohio using structures and informative plaques.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,204
  • The Giving Trees

    A park that feeds our community: mind, body, and soul, by combining food access with “food for thought” dedicating each fruit tree to a person in our community and telling their stories. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 11,008
  • The Detroit Strawbale Revolution

    We are reimagining how Detroiters live in the city by educating, training and empowering residents to build with their own hands using locally harvested materials in order to nurture interdependence and sovereignty.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,208 + Volunteers
  • Solar Juke: Music and Storytelling Off-Grid

    Solar Juke is a garden party and sound performance that uses Whoop House - a completely solar-powered sound sculpture - as a musical instrument to uplift environmental themes within African diasporan music.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,132
  • Digital technology helps create powerful content!


    Please donate to help Reroot Pontiac create more digital content, for online and on-site purposes, that will draw more attention to the awesomeness of the natural world through interactive environments!

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,023 + Volunteers
  • Sound therapy at the farm

    Harvest To Heal Phase 2

    Workin' Roots is an urban community farm working to heal the intergenerational trauma in the BIPOC community surrounding farming, land stewardship and food insecurity.

    NEEDS: $0 of 9,947
  • Community Cares Baby Shower

    Bringing our community together, one baby at a time.


    Create a supportive environment for families, celebrate the miracle of new life, build a stronger, more connected community.

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,430 + Volunteers
  • Alter Botanical Garden

    Working to improve the quality of life for people and pollinators by creating the Alter Rd. Botanical Garden

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,152 + Volunteers
  • The Society Events

    Society Fundraiser

    Winton Hills Brick City Fundraiser for Community Projects in this Historically Black Community.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,900 + Volunteers