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Detroit Match Program

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. Donors are matched instantly up to $400, and projects can access up to $2,000 in matching funds, until the program ends. 


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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We'll send you periodic updates about events, match funding opportunities, and awesome projects going on in your backyard!

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. You can reach out to Ross at

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:

  • PTSD byUS

    Spaces byUS addressing urban PTSD byUS 

    NEEDS: $444 of 4,444 + Volunteers
  • Money Management Workshop

    Effective money management is crucial for achieving financial well-being, reducing financial stress, and building a secure financial future.

    NEEDS: $5,561 of 5,561
  • Gift of Giving with Lilli An’s

    Lilli An’s goal for this campaign is to raise money to give away Sea Moss products at a future Detroit community event. 

    NEEDS: $3,764 of 4,444
  • Detroit, Love Where You Live

    Lets make  Detroit neighborhoods great again!. LWYL Don't Litter Detroit ,is eradicating the " Littering Mentality" with a  new vision of a cleaner, safer hood & community

    NEEDS: $2,496 of 4,176 + Volunteers
  • Help Us Get Moving

    Raising money to purchase wheelchair accessible transportation to support the physicially disabled.

    NEEDS: $56,818 of 56,818
  • Brunchella--A Women's Empowerment Experience

    Empower a woman, uplift a community: Join us in making Brunchella 2024 a beacon of inspiration and empowerment for 400 women ready to change the world.

    NEEDS: $30,426 of 31,159
  • Juneteenth Is Coming

    Juneteenth Is Coming

    Raising funds/awareness! 14th Annual Juneteenth Detroit Festival/Parade are coming! JDF is a FREE, FAMILY EVENT and ONLY possible when communities unite to make it happen. Get JuneTees now! Be a Sponsor or Vendor! 

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,444 + Volunteers
  • 3rd Annual 2023 Flyer and Collaboration

    Youth Self Care Day

    Empower youth, Nurture minds.... Support Our Youth Self Care Day






    NEEDS: $8,391 of 8,731 + Volunteers