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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:

  • Color in Cascardo Coloring Book

    This project is to bring comfort and healing to front line workers, educators and people in our community during the covid-19 pandemic by offering a unique coloring book of original, imaginative and inspiring designs.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,230
  • Halleck House Virtual Residency

    Halleck House Virtual Residency explores connection, experimentation, and radical collaboration within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,512
  • EcoWorks student Janette Flores at the Paris climate negotiations (2015)

    Net Zero For All, Starting Today (F.A.S.T.)

    Net Zero F.A.S.T. is a regional initiative to unite neighborhoods, schools, organizations, businesses, and municipalities in the effort to combat climate change and create a vibrant, equitable, resilient future.

    NEEDS: $4,901 of 10,309 + Volunteers
  • Delicata squash

    Local Food Delivery for Seniors & Veterans

    Veterans and seniors are one of the most vulnerable populations during the time of this novel Coronoavirus (Covid-19) and we want to make sure they receive the highest quality food during this time.

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,316 + Volunteers
  • School Lunch Delivery by Dee

    This is a FREE community service using personal vehicles to insure kids get their school lunches. Myself & 11yr. pack over 260+ lunches & home deliver to prevent waste since 3/18/2020. 

    NEEDS: $6,318 of 6,418
  • Auntie Na's Village - Pandemic Food Delivery Program

    We are providing Free Food Boxes to the doorstep of over 200 families in Detroit weekly during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Our Nutrition Program is currently providing food for 1 in 1000 Detroiters.

    NEEDS: $0 of 25,000 + Volunteers
  • #TipTheScales at the Belle Isle Aquarium

    The Belle Isle Aquarium is a beloved cultural asset left vulnerable to an uncertain future during this challenging time. We need your to help to #TipTheScales!

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,130