ioby works with residents in Boston to help get neighborhood projects funded and in the ground!

We're also proud to be working with the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics! Learn more on ioby's blog and the City of Boston's website.

About ioby: We believe that it should be easy to make meaningful change “in our backyards,” the positive opposite of NIMBY. Through providing an affordable online platform paired with customized one-on-one fundraising coaching, we help resident leaders plan, fund, and implement projects that make their neighborhoods safer, greener, more livable, and more fun.

Across the country, ioby leaders have raised millions of dollars in tax-deductible donations for neighborhood projects!

What would you do to improve your neighborhood? Tell us your idea below and you can start crowdfunding as soon as tomorrow. Once you submit your idea, someone from our team  will be in touch to discuss your specific fundraising needs, offer tips, and answer your questions. We’ll be here to support your success through every step of your campaign, so you can bring your idea to life! 

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Want to learn more?  Join us for a webinar to learn top fundraising tips based on the 1,500+ successful local crowdfunding campaigns we've supported so far. 

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Questions? Or want to talk about your idea and see if it's a good fit for funding on ioby?  
Check out our FAQ for first-time ioby Leaders or email David Weinberger, ioby's City Partnerships Director, at


awesome projects already underway in your backyard

  • The Mozart Commons Project

    Help our small, tight-knit K-5 school refurbish its existing amphitheatre, patio, and school garden space so it can be utilized to its full potential by both the school and the community.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,000
  • Chain Reaction

    Chain Reaction is Boston’s first ever youth-run afterschool mobile bike shop and training center. Chain Reaction provides bicycle education, repair and sales in Boston neighborhoods without retail bicycle shops.

    NEEDS: $0 of 643
  • OASIS on Ballou

    An urban agriculture project that reclaims vacant land, unites community, provides healthy food, creates jobs, and gives kids a place to play.

    NEEDS: $0 of 555 + Volunteers