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About ioby Detroit

There’s a lot to love about the Motor City, but our favorite thing has got to be Detroiters’ readiness to get good done. Since we began our on-the-ground work in Detroit, ioby has supported over 216 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 $921,741 in small donations to make Detroit neighborhoods thriving and full of opportunity for all.

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Meet Ross Harris, ioby's Detroit Action Strategist

As the Detroit Action Strategist, Ross Harris partners with neighbors and community-minded individuals across Southeast Michigan to create community-driven power and sustainable change. Ross believes that community power comes from the people when they're informed and organized. Over the past 13 years he has committed himself to informing the community in various roles, working as a housing counselor, community organizer, and activist. Racial equity and justice is the motivation that keeps Ross committed to the community he serves. In Ross' spare time he loves to garden, kayak, camp, and spend time with his four beautiful children.

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

 

The 2022 Detroit Match Program is live!

Whether you're a student with an amazing idea, urban farmer, social justice activist, artist, or a motivated neighbor looking to make a difference within your own community, ioby’s Detroit Match Fund is a way to double your donations and make a meaningful impact within your own neighborhood.

Learn more about the ioby Detroit Match Program here

 

Start A Project In Detroit 

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

 

Share your idea and ioby will reach out to support you on your journey to making positive change in your Detroit neighborhood

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Donate to a project in your Detroit neighborhood:

  • Three women painting in the Mint Studios, 2019

    Create More Together

    Mint Artists Guild wants to create more youth jobs, community art and fun, free arts and crafts this summer. Please give today so we can!

    NEEDS: $4,005 of 4,755 + Volunteers
  • Youth Self Care

    Providing resources and activities for social and emotional support for children and families.

    NEEDS: $8,289 of 8,289 + Volunteers
  • Tree Planting at Bailey Park with Greening of Detroit

    Mcdougall-Hunt Beautification Day

    Help make our neighborhood shine. We've got an army of volunteers who want to lend a hand to McDougall-Hunt residents to help beautify our neighborhood and complete small outdoor home repair projects.  

    NEEDS: $0 of 7,514 + Volunteers
  • Sofa Stories: OUTside

    A community arts project using live theatre and digital media to amplify the stories of young LGBTQ+ Detroiters who have experienced homelessness or housing insecurity.

     

    NEEDS: $8,384 of 9,644 + Volunteers
  • Teen Safety Matters

    Keeping Kids Safe On and Off Line!

    Kids Voices Matter program provides prevention education to give kids the necessary tools to keep them safe on and off line!

    NEEDS: $4,182 of 8,122
  • Imhotep STEM Lab of Avalon Village - Phase 1

    Be part of the fastest growing eco village in Highland Park MI! Imhotep STEM Lab will cultivate young minds in the inner city to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

    NEEDS: $13,400 of 15,000 + Volunteers
  • HEAL: A community mental health conversation

    HEAL: A Mental Health Conversation

    The purpose of this event is to address the gap between need and resources for Mental Health Crisis and educate and inform families in Detroit about holistic practices that can positively impact mental health.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,800 + Volunteers
  • Fiesta Detroit Cinco De Mayo Cultural Festival

    This Celebration is focused on the Latinx millennial & Gen Z community consisting of over 40 participating artists, community organizations, & performers to celebrate this cultural holiday. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 8,122
  • Joy, The Project

    A Living Archive of African Atlantic Agriculture and Foodways

    NEEDS: $0 of 21,739 + Volunteers
  • Brightmoor Pollinator Art Museum Phase 1

    Detroit Hives is expanding its current Brightmoor Pollinator Habitat to provide it's first bee art museum center for the Brightmoor Community.   

    NEEDS: $0 of 8,122 + Volunteers