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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 know that many of you are now trying to figure out how to step up to support your neighbors. We’re here to help. 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've compiled to help you plan a project. 

Start a project 

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 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

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.

Double your donations

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

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

  • Music Industry Careers Panel - BOTT

    A panel discussion that will feature key representatives from the Cleveland music scene and focus on pathways to careers in the non-performance fields of the broader music industry presented by Battle of the Teal.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,558
  • Pan-Dem-Make "Making/Baking Made Fun"

    Pan-Dem-Make. Learning, while having fun, creating ,designing, and decorating CAKES! Aayden's Playce mission is to serve children of incarcerated parents, and other at-risk population. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,046
  • Local Arts & Culture Back to School Rally

    During a civic engagement stimulation project, a group a teens from Cleveland, Ohio decided to bring art to their community while providing essential school supplies to their peers.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,081 + Volunteers
  • The Land: In-depth local reporting

    Help us provide critical coverage of Cleveland's neighborhoods and inner ring suburbs by building a website and hiring a diverse team of editors and writers.

    NEEDS: $0 of 16,780 + Volunteers
  • POP-UP ROLLER RINK FLOOR

     The pop-up floor enables us access into recreational centers and after school programming and funding. Access to more youth. Eliminates the fear of ruining costumers existing floor.

    NEEDS: $0 of 850 + Volunteers