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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 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 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! 

Artists Lead! 

Are you an artist or creative worker with great ideas for collaborative solutions to a need in your Cleveland community? Fundraise for your idea with ioby and you could get your dollars doubled through the Artists Lead! match program. Get up to $15,000 of your crowdfunded donations matched dollar-for-dollar.

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Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

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.

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Green Infrastructure Crowdfunding Match

Even the smallest amount of rain, as little as 0.1 inches, can overwhelm our water systems and cause flooding and sewage to overflow into our local waterways. But everyday neighbors (like you!) are working together to help solve stormwater issues through simple but powerful green infrastructure projects. Get up to $8,000 of your donations matched, dollar-for-dollar, for projects that install rain gardens, green roofs, bioswales or vegetated strips on a sidewalk, rain barrels or planter boxes under downspouts, or depave parking lots. 

Double your donations

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

  • Image of kid superhero character

    Look at Me!

    Recognition and Representation in a New Pantheon of Superheroes

    An Initiative and Exhibit of The Superhero Project

     

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,005 + Volunteers
  • Talking A Stance

    Talking A Stance

    We will engage in an exploratory conversation about current policing behaviors and practices in communities of color to include broader themes such as gun violence, biased policing and racism.   

    NEEDS: $0 of 200 + Volunteers
  • Historic Rockefeller Homes

    Forest Hill Street Signage

    Neighbors coming together to share ideas and effect positive change within the East Cleveland Forest Hill community.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,962 + Volunteers
  • What Happens to the Block?

    Young folks will participate in making a short film which documents what happens when community residents decide to take on outside groups who want to regentrify and exploit their communities.

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,114