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Start a project in Cleveland

On ioby, anyone with a great idea for creating positive change in their neighborhood can raise funds, find volunteers and promote their project. When you fundraise for your community project on ioby, you can:

  • Receive one-on-one fundraising and implementation coaching

  • Collect tax-deductible donations

  • Have ioby act as your project’s fiscal sponsor

  • Find new volunteers

  • Join us for grassroots fundraising trainings and workshops

Submit your idea and ioby will reach out to support you on your journey to making positive change in your Cleveland neighborhood. You can also email us at

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About ioby Cleveland

We’ve got to admit: Cleveland is pretty amazing. When neighbors across the city set out to get good done in the neighborhood, Clevelanders are there to lend a hand. Since we began our on-the-ground work, ioby Cleveland has supported over 930 resident leaders as they plan, crowdfund, and build positive change in neighborhoods across the city. With a median donation of $50, these leaders have raised over $1.8 million in small donations to make Cleveland neighborhoods greener, safer, more livable, and more full of opportunity for all residents. Email to learn more!

 Meet Brianna Beck, ioby’s Cleveland Action Strategist 

As the Cleveland Action Strategist, Brianna Beck understands the importance of connecting through and within the Cleveland community in order to uplift the needs of the city and its people. Brianna believes in the power of unity and enjoys creating space for all to share, learn, and create. She has organized and led initiatives related to social justice, health equity, and DEI strategy through her past work. Public service is something Brianna values both professionally and personally. A creative nomad at heart, you can expect her to always be catching a flight while writing poetry along the way. You can reach out to Brianna at


Get your donations doubled! 

The Fowler Family Foundation Creative Arts Matching Fund

Individuals, artists, informal groups of residents, and nonprofits with budgets under $300,000 can all receive one-on-one fundraising coaching and dollar-for-dollar matching to your ioby crowdfunding campaign for a project that brings arts and culture to Cuyahoga County residents. Donors are matched instantly up to $500, and projects can access up to $2,500 until the program ends. 



Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Program

The Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund supports organizations and residents as they make our county more vibrant and creative. If you have an idea to make Cuyahoga County more vibrant through the arts, you could get your donations doubled up to $3,000 when you crowdfund your project with ioby. 



Lorain and Elyria, OH Match Fund

The 2021 Lorain and Elyria, OH Match Fund can match donations to support communities in zip codes 44052, 44053, 44055, 44035 and 44036. By focusing on volunteer-led projects and small grassroots groups, this program will get timely funding to local resident-led projects as neighbors deepen their collaborations and relationships in Lorain City, Ohio and in Elyria, Ohio. Please note that 2020 Neighborhood Connections cohort members are not eligible.

Learn more about the Lorain and Elyria, OH Match Fund


Please note that you cannot participate in two match opportunities at the same time, but if you exhaust one fund and are eligible for another you may then participate in an additional match fund opportunity.


Donate to a project in your Cleveland neighborhood

  • Lee-Harvard Block Party

    We will foster unity and inspiration for the future by bringing together residents, businesses, and organizations to celebrate the legacy of Lee-Harvard, creating a source of joy and unity. #KeepLeeHarvard

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,650 + Volunteers
  • The Feed The Need Project

    Sowing Seeds & Meeting Needs of the three part man - mind, body and spirit.

    NEEDS: $5,178 of 5,208
  • 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
  • NorthStar CLE

    The axis of access. NorthStar CLE. Cleveland's local food network hub, and resource directory.

    NEEDS: $6,793 of 6,793
  • Acts of Light: Community Safety Project

    Turn the threat of cross-fire gun violence into acts of light with a wooden fence of embedded glass beads that obstruct the line of sight, changing the narrative to community empowerment in Cleveland, Ohio

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,640 + Volunteers
  • Run Away with Crooked River Circus & School

    Experience the thrill and joy of the circus right in your backyard with Crooked River Circus & School. Help us bring an amazing outdoor circus show to community spaces this summer for all to enjoy. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,150
  • Homecoming: Three Black Women Creatives Return to the Land

    Three Black Women Creatives--Poets Kelly Harris-DeBerry and Teri Ellen Cross-Davis, and composer Janice Lowe--Return to the Land in honor of the City of Cleveland Commission on Black Women and Girls.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,920 + Volunteers
  • Dads on the Trail

    Dads Outdoors - Nature Walk in the Parks

    Nature is a great learning experience for kids and parents. We are getting dads on the trails to engage their kids to ask questions and enjoy our parks!


    NEEDS: $0 of 3,743
  • Changing Faces

    Teaching Youth The Art Of Face Painting!

    NEEDS: $6,417 of 6,417