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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 Memphis. 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 Memphis that we've compiled to help you plan a project. 

Start a project in Memphis

Ready to make positive change in your Memphis neighborhood? Share your idea with Memphis Action Strategists Chris Jones and he'll contact you right away to share tailored fundraising resources to support your crowdfunding campaign:

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What projects are eligible?

"This ioby project was a good case study identifying and addressing problems as a group. I learned that if you have a good idea and share it with other people, they will support you. And if you give them the opportunity, they will help. Memphis is one of the most unusual places I've lived, in that there's an expectation that people will take care of what's around them."

- Robyn Mace, ioby leader, Evergreen Rain Garden

 

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 $50, ioby leaders have raised over $950,000 in small donations to make Memphis neighborhoods greener, safer, more livable, and more full of opportunity for all residents.

Meet Chris Jones, ioby's 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. 

Or, schedule a time to chat with Chris during his office hours! This is your chance to learn more about ioby, share an idea, or give an update on an ioby project. 

Book an office hour session with Chris

 

Get your donations matched!

Medical District Collaborative Matching Fund

Live, work, or play in the Memphis Medical District? Have a great idea to make the neighborhood just a little more vibrant and awesome? You could get your donations doubled, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500 with the Memphis Medical District Collaborative Match Fund! 

Double your donations

 

Give to a project in your Memphis neighborhood

  • Lynching Sites Project Memphis

    To create a new legacy of racial equality and justice by turning the light of truth on lynchings in Shelby County, Tennessee.

     

     

    NEEDS: $25,476 of 25,809
  • Mural at Leath Street Orchard

    Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. (NPI) seeks to support a local artist and create a welcoming mural on the site of the future Leath Orchard in the Memphis Medical District.

    NEEDS: $0 of 537
  • Ayers Street Tree Garden Mural

    Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. would like to add a mural to our existing Ayers Street Tree Garden to help transition this formerly vacant land into a valued community asset.

    NEEDS: $0 of 554
  • BEST BUY TEEN TECH CENTER

    Did you know that there is a Best Buy Teen Tech Center coming to Knowledge Quest, right in the heart of South Memphis? Knowledge Quest needs and would appreciate your help to complete this project!

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,000
  • Closing the Digital Divide in 38126

    The 2020 COVID-19 outbreak has shown tremendous disparities in our communities when it comes to income, education, and access to technology. Memphis is no exception in the digital divide.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,392
  • VAB Banquet Hall photo

    VAB Banquet Hall Mural

    We want to add a mural to VAB Banquet Hall in the Carnes School Neighborhood.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,582
  • Feed the Need

    Community Table Memphis manages local, organic food bank gardens. Due to the Pandemic & the increasing need for food assistance, we're increasing our growing capacity to serve more people.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,971