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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 460 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 $1,447,359 in small donations to make Cleveland neighborhoods greener, safer, more livable, and more full of opportunity for all residents.

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.

 

Get your donations doubled! 

 

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

  • Make Your Mark E. 130th St. Mural

    The Make Your Mark project will bring to life the experiences and imagination of youth through a creative process facilitated by professional artists to install a vibrant mural on E 130th St.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,850
  • Northeast Ohio Worker Center

    The Northeast Ohio Worker Center is built by workers, for workers and in the Spring of 2021 we drafted the Northeast Ohio Worker Bill of Rights.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,071 + Volunteers
  • Let's Daffodil Desmond!

    Let's raise money and a volunteer team to plant 50,000 daffodil bulbs on the Desmond Avenue hillside this fall. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,517 + Volunteers
  • Spring Cleaning at Rid-All Farm

    Help us get ready for ongoing programming. We need lawnmowers, weed-whackers, leaf blowers and a small transport trailer.  

    Help Rid-All Farm get ready for our next phase in programming

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,186
  • Renovare Music

    Summer Serenades

    Inspiring and encouraging people from all walks of life with music to build community, love our neighbors, and affirm the value of all people. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,091 + Volunteers
  • The Land. In-depth local reporting.

    Get the Lay of The Land

    Join The Land! Your donation supports in-depth local reporting, hiring a diverse team of writers and storytellers, and community engagement in Cleveland’s neighborhoods & inner-ring suburbs.

    NEEDS: $0 of 18,184 + Volunteers