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About ioby Memphis

We love Memphis. We love the Grizzlies and our rock ‘n’ roll, but most of all we love Memphians. Since we began our on-the-ground work, ioby Memphis has supported more than 300 resident leaders as they plan, crowdfund, and build positive change in neighborhoods across the city. With a median donation of $35, ioby leaders have raised over $906,000 in small donations to make Memphis neighborhoods greener, safer, more livable, and more full of opportunity for all residents.

 

 

Meet Chris Jones, Memphis Action Strategist!

As an ioby Memphis Action Strategist, Chris is working to help even more leaders like you in Memphis make positive change across the city. When you share your idea for positive change in your Memphis neighborhood, Chris will walk alongside you from building your crowdfunding campaign page, to making your first donation asks, to building your project.

A Memphis resident of over 20 years, Chris lives in Harbor Town. He’s thrilled to build on his years of experience as an employment attorney and leader in grassroots initiatives around education, art, and progressive politics.

Get to know more about Chris’ love for Memphis, including his passion for guitar, Memphis food, and the Grizzlies (of course!). Learn more about our City Action Strategists and how we work on-the-ground to support resident-led change. 

 

Get your donations doubled

New Century of Soul Matching Fund 

The City of Memphis and Shelby County is celebrating our 200th anniversary this year, and we're embracing the next 100 years–our New Century of Soul–right alongside them with a new match fund! Do you have an idea for a project that will have a lasting impact in your neighborhood? 

Get up to $10,000 of your donations matched, dollar-for-dollar, for any crowdfunding project for a physical installation in Shelby County. New park bench? Check. Community garden? Check. Solar street lights? Check. If it is a project that will last in your community for years to come, you might be eligible! 

Learn more about the New Century of Soul Matching Fund

 

Artists Lead! 

Are you an artist or creative worker with great ideas for collaborative solutions to a need in your Memphis community? Fundraise for your idea with ioby and you could get your dollars doubled through the Artists Lead! match program. Get up to $15,000 of your crowdfunded donations matched dollar-for-dollar.

Double your donations

 

 

Donate to a project in your Memphis neighborhood

  • Dog Park Water Fountain

    Sea Isle Dog Park Water Fountain

    Dogs play  hard!  It's hot and dogs are thirsty. Let's give them their own water fountain. The city and county will match every donation dollar for dollar.  

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,335
  • Site Plan

    Treadwell Nature Playground

    Will you join us to create a safe and engaging way for our kids to explore nature and have fun? We need your help!

    NEEDS: $0 of 20,635 + Volunteers
  • Garden Example, Tobacco Brown

    South Memphis Future & Funk Community Garden

    An Afrofuturistic-themed community garden and celebration that reimagines equitable housing and the importance of community and home in the Lauderdale Subdivision of South Memphis.

    NEEDS: $0 of 7,720 + Volunteers