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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 100 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 $340,000 in small donations to make Detroit neighborhoods thriving and full of opportunity for all.



Meet Brooke, your ioby Detroit Action Strategist! 

As our Detroit Action Strategist, Brooke Harris is working to hard help even more leaders like you in Detroit make positive change across the city. When you share your idea for positive change in your Detroit neighborhood, she'll walk alongside you as you build your crowdfunding campaign page, make your first donation asks, and build your project.


Brooke is a born and raised Detroiter, and was introduced to ioby when she ran her own ioby crowdfunding campaign. She loves Detroit; from the many open mics around town, to getting lost in the aisles of books at John K. King or Source Booksellers, and she's ready to help you strengthen Detroit even more. 


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


Get your donations doubled


Green Infrastructure Crowdfunding Match

Even the smallest amount of rain, as little as 0.1 inches, can overwhelm our water systems and cause flooding and sewage to overflow into our local waterways. But everyday neighbors (like you!) are working together to help solve stormwater issues through simple but powerful green infrastructure projects. Get up to $8,000 of your donations matched, dollar-for-dollar, for projects that install rain gardens, green roofs, bioswales or vegetated strips on a sidewalk, rain barrels or planter boxes under downspouts, or depave parking lots. 

Double your donations

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 Detroit neighborhood


    Micro Museum of Experiential Art | Built by Ypsilanti Community High School students

    NEEDS: $0 of 9,578 + Volunteers
  • Empowr sleeping bag coats

    Warm The People Fundraiser

     A coffee & tea fest, bake sale, & silent auction at Ypsi's Riverside Arts Center to buy local houseless folk winter gear...because, baby, it's cold outside.


    NEEDS: $0 of 1,538 + Volunteers
  • artist's rendering of Parker Village

    Summer Concert Series

    Supporting the creative community with music and art.

    NEEDS: $0 of 12,323 + Volunteers
  • Horizons (Jerusalem) (detail), 1978-79, Najib Joe Hakim

    Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes

    A traveling exhibition of contemporary Palestinian landscape art at the Holding House Gallery in Detroit from Jan 11 to Feb 8, 2020

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,995 + Volunteers
  • Princess poses with Children

    Blessed: A Christmas Carol Adaptation Performance

    Black & Brown Theatre has been requested to perform a play for children whose parents are currently incarcerated through the Angel Tree Christmas Program at Fellowship Chapel in Detroit.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,622 + Volunteers