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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. We're also currently waiving fiscal sponsorship fees and our platform fee for projects that respond to COVID-19, wherever you are in the United States. 

Start a project 

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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 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 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. 


Donate to a project in your Detroit neighborhood

  • 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
  • Tutors from Wayne State University

    Against All Odds

    La Casa Guadalupana promotes family literacy, adult education, work force prep and tutoring in southwest Detroit and positively impacts the lives of immigrant adults and children.


    NEEDS: $0 of 10,861
  • 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 25,809 + Volunteers
  • two brown hands holding a small sign that says "Love Letters to Black Folx" on a floral background

    Love Letters to Black Folx

    Support us in creating this movement to conjure joy, hope, rest and rejuvenation for Black people.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,098 + Volunteers
  • Youth-Driven Community Center

    Help the Congress of Communities Youth Council members build a Community Center in southwest Detroit! ¡Ayuda a los jóvenes de Congreso de Comunidades construir un centro de comunidades en southwest Detroit!

    NEEDS: $0 of 13,252