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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

  • Two smiling girls wear homemade bee costumes

    Upgrade Arts Impact's Studio Space

    Please help us equip our newly-renovated studio space to expand arts-based learning for Cleveland's students and educators!

    NEEDS: $4,106 of 5,856
  • Peer Pressure Student Services

    An app to connect students with student peer supporters who have lived experience of the common challenges faced while seeking a higher education

    NEEDS: $10,000 of 10,000 + Volunteers
  • Seeking Supervision Logo

    Seeking Supervision

    Supporting Community Health & Well-being. Reducing Waitlists. Increasing the Presence of Providers Through Centralized Access to Quality Supervision.

    NEEDS: $123,000 of 123,000
  • Trunk or Treat 2022

    Everyone Deserves a GREAT Trick or Treating Experience!

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,410 + Volunteers
  • Hip Hop High film

    Creating a film in Cleveland about culture, identity, love and struggle in our community featuring local artists and musicians

    NEEDS: $32,609 of 32,609 + Volunteers
  • Youth Social Community (ages 10-17)

    Use your own perception to create your own work. COME SEE AND FEEL YOUR WAY THROUGH TOUCH AND IMAGINATION!

    NEEDS: $4,720 of 5,435 + Volunteers
  • ADC 2022 Save the Date

    Away Dance Camp 2022

    Inspired by the concept of “away band camps,” campers will then be engaged in 4 days of dance training and development sessions that will last from sun up to sun down. 

    NEEDS: $4,975 of 5,155
  • The art of Afghan cooking and culture

    "Khuraki" is a live cultural/culinary performance by and about female Afghan refugees taking place this July as part of the BorderLight Festival of International Theatre.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,972 + Volunteers