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COVID 19: Caring for your community

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’re here to support your urgent responses to the impacts of COVID-19 in Cleveland. There are two things you can do on ioby right now to support your community: You can start a project on ioby, or check out a list of resources in Cleveland we compiled to help you plan a project. 

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.

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What projects are eligible?

 

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 200 resident leaders as they plan, crowdfund, and build positive change in neighborhoods across the city. With a median donation of $35, these leaders have raised over $500,000 in small donations to make ioby Cleveland neighborhoods greener, safer, more livable, and more full of opportunity for all residents.

Meet Dawn Arrington, ioby's Cleveland Action Strategist!

As a Cleveland Action Strategist, Dawn Arrington is working to help even more leaders like you in Cleveland make positive change across the city. When you share your idea for positive change in your Cleveland neighborhood, Dawn will walk alongside you as you build your crowdfunding campaign page, make your first donation asks, and build your project.

Dawn is a born and bred Clevelander with a love for helping others and her community. With years of experience in community network building, customer service, and project development, Dawn sees her life’s mission as one of service. 

Learn more about our City Action Strategists and how we work on-the-ground to support resident-led change.

Get your donations doubled! 

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund

It's back! The 2020 Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match fund is now open to artists and neighbors looking to make Cuyahoga County more creative and vibrant. Are you dreaming of a public art project with your neighbors? Or are you a dancer who needs money for a performance in a park? Maybe you're a film buff looking to host community movie screenings? Double your donations and get tailored fundraising training when you crowdfund with ioby for arts & culture projects in Cuyahoga County. Get up to $3,000 of your donations matched, dollar-for-dollar, for projects that make Cuyahoga County more vibrant and creative through the arts.

Learn more about the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match

 

Neighbor Up Match Fund 

If you're eager to step up and help your Cuyahoga County, OH, community recover from the long term impacts of COVID-19, we've got your back. When you crowdfund with ioby we'll double your donations dollar-for-dollar up to $3,000! There's no application process, just share your idea and we'll confirm that you're eligible, and you can start fundraising. 

Please note that immediate emergency response projects, such as food relief or personal protective equipment, are not eligible for this match opportunity. If your project is offering an immediate emergency response, please instead apply for a grant from Neighborhood Connections here.

Learn more about the Neighbor Up Match Fund

 

Lorain County Community Match Fund

The 2021 Lorain County Community Match Fund can match donations to support communities in zip codes 44035 and 44055. 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 County, Ohio. Please note that 2020 Neighborhood Connections cohort members are not eligible.

Learn more about the Lorain County Community 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

  • International Village Wildlife Museum

    Art Ledger is the first African-American taxidemist to own a private taxidermy business in the U.S. He is transforming his shop on West 48th Street into a museum, which will feature native Ohio wildlife.

    NEEDS: $7,330 of 15,405 + Volunteers
  • There Are No Insurance

    Life can really be unpredictable! Much like a rollercoaster, with plenty of ups and downs. In 2020, with a Global Pandemic hitting us, many have not found their footing, seeking an insurance from some source.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,046
  • Mural example

    The U and I of Euclid Ave.

    Collaborative mural project in East Cleveland designed to illuminate and address issues relative to social justice, empowerment, and place in a post COVID era.

    NEEDS: $7,705 of 10,215
  • Revival Rail Ride

    Experience Cleveland like never before with Revival Rail Ride, a rail biking adventure on repurposed, underutilized railways in the Cleveland area. 

    NEEDS: $25,700 of 25,809
  • Coping-19 Operating In A Pandemic

    Coping-19 Operating In A Pandemic: The Stay At Home Order, and restrictions placed as people were allowed to move a little less restricted. Coping-19 will assist entrepreneurs, with resilience and mapping.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,047
  • Starving Artists 2 Working Artists

    Blockcityp2c is a social network and sales platform that allows artists to build a fan base and earn income by offering rewards online. We will use a team of real people and AI to make certain all members are real persons

    NEEDS: $4,870 of 6,000 + Volunteers
  • Fostering Tomorrow: Basics

    Fostering Tomorrow: Basics. assisting young men find and develop their footing, as they prepare for the next stages of their lives.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,046
  • We Are There

    Raising Money for a van to help combat the pandemic

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,091