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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 Cincinnati. 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 Detroit we compiled to help you plan a project. 

Share Your Idea


We're Hiring for our next ioby Detroit Action Strategist! 

If you, or anyone you know, would love to help Detroiters crowdfund for community change, follow the link to apply by April 15th.

Apply Here

Strong candidates will have deep community engagement and organizing skills. Women, people of color, and LGBTQIA persons are always strongly encouraged to apply. Your job will be to support and grow the existing network of Detroit ioby Leaders working at the neighborhood scale by sharing ioby’s platform and resources as helpful tools for community change. You’ll be expected to bring new ideas, strategies, and an attitude of continuous improvement while contributing to a culture of innovation.


About ioby Detroit

There’s a lot to love about 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 150 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 $500,000 in small donations to make Detroit neighborhoods thriving and full of opportunity for all.


Meet your ioby Success Strategist! 

You'll have direct access to a dedicated fundraising coach who will be there with you every step of the way while you fundraise. Once you've shared your great idea with us, ioby's Leader Success Team will help you create your crowdfunding page, strategize a plan for crowdfunding success, and help you out anytime you get stuck. Learn more about our Leader Success Strategists


Start A Project


Donate to a project in your Detroit neighborhood:

  • M with violin

    Support music in the city

    The Detroit Suzuki Academy of Music is raising money to support new instruments and violin classes in Detroit. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,182
  • Tutors from Wayne State University

    Against All Odds

    La Casa Guadalupana promotes family literacy, adult education, work force prep and tutoring in southwest Detroit and positively impacts the lives of immigrant adults and children.


    NEEDS: $0 of 10,861
  • Underground Music Academy

    Underground Music Academy

    We're raising funds for a Detroit based community music hub called Underground Music Academy. Our aim is to build the future leaders of independent electronic music. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 25,809 + Volunteers
  • Edith Perchman Park

    Edith Perchman Park in Highland Park, MI

    Develop Edith Perchman Park into a beautiful community space that will honor the memory of this 12-year-old girl who was tragically killed while delivering newspapers in Highland Park on August 18, 1974.

    NEEDS: $50,042 of 51,582
  • Fully Involved Detroit

    Supporting the brave men and women of Detroit Fire and the communities they are dedicated to serving.

    NEEDS: $10,708 of 10,908 + Volunteers
  • two brown hands holding a small sign that says "Love Letters to Black Folx" on a floral background

    Love Letters to Black Folx

    Support us in creating this movement to conjure joy, hope, rest and rejuvenation for Black people.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,098 + Volunteers
  • Youth-Driven Community Center

    Help the Congress of Communities Youth Council members build a Community Center in southwest Detroit! ¡Ayuda a los jóvenes de Congreso de Comunidades construir un centro de comunidades en southwest Detroit!

    NEEDS: $0 of 13,252