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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.

See Full Eligibility Details Here

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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:

  • AfriFest Cincy: Taste of Africa

    Come out to celebrate the Taste of Africa. This event will bring our community together to showcase variety of African cultures, food, vendors, entertainment, fashion show, games, and other fun activities.

    NEEDS: $0 of 11,735 + Volunteers
  • STooPS Bed Stuy

    Join us in celebrating art as a cultural asset and making it available to anyone who is interested!

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,813 + Volunteers
  • BxArts Factory Block pARTy Live Painting

    BxArts Factory's Block pARTy

    Help us bring the BxArts Factory Block pARTy to the South Bronx! It will be a day filled with fun activities, including live art, music, poetry and much more for the whole family! 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,336 + Volunteers
  • Delightful Fall Planting on Mosholu Parkland

    Planting this FALL, 2023, for the "Spring 2024 Garden Show" to brighten new walking paths and tree beds along Mosholu Parkland, with community residents of all ages. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,035 + Volunteers
  • Santa Cruz Fashion Week

    We are bringing fashion and celebration to our community, which helps fund bipoc & queer artists.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,100 + Volunteers
  • ¡Cada Paso Crew!

    ¡Palante! Camp Cada Paso 2023

    Cada Paso Summer Camp: Air, Water, Climate and Health Justice in East Harlem

    FREE FUN for the whole FAMILY

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,204
  • The Wash House

    The Wash House is cleaning clothes, cultivating minds, catalyzing entrepreneurs, and creating communities of opportunity across the American South. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,360 + Volunteers
  • Zenshine Community Garden

    A serene garden space where you can nourish your mind, body, and spirit through nature's gifts.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,663 + Volunteers