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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:


    R.O.C. NOW

    Strengthening Resilient Black Mothers: Join Us in Funding Legal Battles and Offering Emotional Aid

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,528 + Volunteers
  • Pumpkin Patch Party

    U-Pick Pumpkins, Hot Cider, Doughnuts, activities/games and more right in Detroit!

    NEEDS: $860 of 10,208 + Volunteers
  • The Giving Trees

    A park that feeds our community: mind, body, and soul, by combining food access with “food for thought” dedicating each fruit tree to a person in our community and telling their stories. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,208
  • The Detroit Strawbale Revolution

    We are reimagining how Detroiters live in the city by educating, training and empowering residents to build with their own hands using locally harvested materials in order to nurture interdependence and sovereignty.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,208 + Volunteers
  • Kids Music Education classes!

    6-week music education classes targeting children aged 0-5 years old to support music literacy, enhance creativity, and foster socialization. 


    NEEDS: $0 of 4,005
  • Clean Energy Revolution Book-

    How to Power a City Exclusive Screening

    Shining light with the film screening of "How to Power a City" a documentary directed by Melanie LaRosa being shown at the transformative Parker Village, a community hub in Highland Park, MI

    NEEDS: $9,872 of 10,152
  • Off Da Block Logo

    Off Da Block: Creating Global Citizens

    Off Da Block is an educational travel program designed to give middle school students the confidence to be able to explore the world not only known to them but the world unknown to them. 

    NEEDS: $2,366 of 5,092
  • Off Grid Community Kitchen

    Our community kitchen is an intervention aimed at social and food justice-- an experiment in how more vibrant community infrastructures can improve the quality of our lives. 

    NEEDS: $10,695 of 10,695 + Volunteers