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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 cleveland@ioby.org.

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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 $1,640,212 in small donations to make Cleveland neighborhoods greener, safer, more livable, and more full of opportunity for all residents. Email cleveland@ioby.org to learn more!

Meet Pete Saudek, ioby's Cleveland Action Strategist

As the Cleveland Action Strategist, Pete Saudek partners with neighbors across Northeast Ohio to create positive and sustainable change throughout the region. When you share your idea for positive change in your neighborhood, Pete will walk alongside you as you build your crowdfunding campaign, and connect you to the tools and resources intended to transform your community.

Pete has been rooted in Northeast Ohio for the past 10 years as a community organizer, housing justice advocate and musician, working with neighbors to generate community-based projects and campaigns across the city.

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

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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. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CUYAHOGA ARTS & CULTURE MATCH PROGRAM

 

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

  • Go Home 2 Stay Home

    Providing resources for our formerly incarcerated community! Giving them a hand up during their re-entry!

    NEEDS: $2,577 of 2,577 + Volunteers
  • A man, his wife, and their two young boys stand in front of a Christmas-themed display, smiling.

    #ReuniteUS: Bring Deported People Home!

    The Biden administration has the power to bring deported people back to their homes, jobs, and lives in the United States. Deportation should not be a life sentence, or a death sentence!

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,214 + Volunteers
  • Home Won Foundation International

    Mass producing tiny houses to serve as transitional housing for the homeless, veterans, ex-offenders, domestic violence victims, aged out foster youth, and those under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    NEEDS: $54,348 of 54,348 + Volunteers
  • The Cleveland Design Business Accelerator

    Transforming Cleveland to the Milan of the Midwest  increasing product development, expanding capacity to manufacture designs, and compete globally.

    NEEDS: $10,870 of 10,870 + Volunteers
  • For The Love Of Art Tour

    From Cleveland to Columbus, we will travel to meet various creatives and discuss the value of art.  It's an exciting experience that is empowering and educational.

     

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,186 + Volunteers
  • Neighborhood Greenspace Development Opportunities

    Vital Spaces Training Scholarships

    Scholarships for Neighborhood Greenspace Development Opportunities - Realizing greenspace in Cleveland communities. Workshops sprouting from vital Cleveland spaces: "Growing from the ground up."

    NEEDS: $0 of 200
  • SOW UP

    We see the need so we SOW up to help our communities in need 

    NEEDS: $0 of 768 + Volunteers
  • UGRR Map at Woodland Cemetery

    Heritage Etched in Stone

    Memorializing those contributors to the Underground Railroad buried at Woodland Cemetery.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,336
  • Starving Artists 2 Working Artists BlockcityP2C

    Prelude2Cinema launches the second phase of its project to create a streaming network that will teach filmmakers how to make a living from their movies and provide bold, inclusive cinema to fans all over the world.

    NEEDS: $27,028 of 27,174 + Volunteers