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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 over 250 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 $740,000 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

Memphis 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 Cleveland 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

  • Carnes Butterfly Garden Fence

    We want to build a low garden fence to transition the railroad corridor located on Decatur Street into our Carnes Butterfly Garden.

    NEEDS: $0 of 348 + Volunteers
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    The Hospitality HUB Day Plaza

    The Hospitality HUB has secured a space for the first barrier-free women's shelter in Memphis, and is working to fund an adjacent Day Plaza for the homeless to rest safely and comfortably.

    NEEDS: $0 of 20,635
  • ID the Trees

    We want to add labels that identify native trees that have been planted in the Carnes School neighborhood over the last 18 months.

    NEEDS: $0 of 874
  • Gooch Park Rehab!

    Help us bring new life to Gooch Park!  Gooch Park and Pool is the site of the first African American bicycle rodeo in Memphis in June 1959. Elvis Presley was known to play basketball there.

     

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,212
  • Carnes Garden East

    Mural for Carnes Garden East

    Spring is here! We want to continue our mission of bringing nature and beauty to the visitors to this formerly vacant lot which is now Carnes Garden East.  Murals are a lovely addition. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 412
  • Colonial Park UMC/Sea Isle Community Garden

    This garden of hope in the Sea Isle area will be a place where people from all backgrounds & traditions can come together to grow produce for their home to help supplement their spending at the Grocery store.

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,406
  • Cones make or break every 5K!

    Round The Mound 5K: CONE on and give

    Each year we will present an item for our supporters to help us secure in preparation for our annual "Round The Mound 5K."  Support our non-profit by giving the cost of one CONE today!  #oneconeatatime

    NEEDS: $0 of 60 + Volunteers