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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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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 $1,010,694 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.

                                                                    

Donate to a project in your Detroit neighborhood:

  • Black to the Land Coalition

    Be Out!

    Be Out project is dedicated to engaging the Black and Brown Detroit community in meaningful, educational outdoor activities and programs.

    NEEDS: $8,000 of 8,000
  • TimeBank Trips!

    Build community connections through fun experiences like group bike rides, going to a cider mill, blueberry picking, a Belle Isle Beach party, and Kayak Tour.

    NEEDS: $0 of 960 + Volunteers
  • Our beautiful circle of practitioners rooted in Detroit

    Community Care Spaces for Detroiters

    In this time of great change and collective grief, we need community spaces to heal. We gather to offer free, accessible healing spaces for grassroots Detroit groups, and to deepen our relationships with communities.

    NEEDS: $0 of 8,150
  • 2990 East Grand Blvd

    Underground Music Academy

    Underground Music Academy is pleased to embark on our third annual fundraiser. We’re continuing Phase 2 of construction and launching an in-person pilot program for young adults with local partner Living Arts.

    NEEDS: $30,918 of 30,928
  • Technology for Summer Reading Program!

    6-week Summer Reading Program Targeting Pre-K -4th Grade Students Using Kumon Curriculum and Technology to Help Prevent Summer Learning Loss and Promote Reading Growth.  

    NEEDS: $0 of 8,626
  • A WAKANDA Christmas and Kwanzaa

    A WAKANDA Christmas and Kwanzaa adopt a child, is a special program for Christmas and Kwanzaa dedicated to helping underprivileged children in our community and our Foster Care systems have a great Christmas and Kwanzaa!

    NEEDS: $4,959 of 5,150 + Volunteers
  • 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: $0 of 4,590 + Volunteers
  • Youth Self Care

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

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,012 + 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