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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:

  • SWFest

    The inagural SWFest 2021 is a FREE large scale music and art festival taking place at the historic Senate Theater in Southwest Detroit.

    NEEDS: $0 of 8,486
  • Unity House

    The Unity House "tiny community center" is a platform for local creativity, tailored youth programming, and work-force development.

    NEEDS: $0 of 20,915 + Volunteers
  • Tabby cat in a live trap

    Catching Community Cats

    Improving the quality of life for Detroit residents and cats through trap, neuter, and release

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,080 + Volunteers
  • La Carpa Theatre

    A series of pop-up performances, in the style of Mexican Carpas, around Detroit that share the diversity of Latino culture and encourage cultural exchange.

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,604
  • 1st Annual Halloween Hunt for the Youth

    Halloween  has been around a very long time I came up with a Halloween  Hunt where children can be safe while having fun Trick a Treating in a different  way!

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,350
  • 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 25,000 + Volunteers
  • Baobab Fare

    The Heart Of Detroit

    A Detroit-based account of the people and communities that make up the histroical and present significance of what makes Detroit so special.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,200
  • 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