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Start a project in Memphis

Ready to make positive change in your Memphis neighborhood? Share your idea and we'll contact you right away to share tailored fundraising resources to support your crowdfunding campaign.

Through 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

Submit your idea and ioby will reach out to support you on your journey to making positive change in your Memphis neighborhood

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"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 $1,040,060 in small donations to make Memphis neighborhoods greener, safer, more livable, and more full of opportunity for all residents.

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Memphis COVID-19 Recovery Match Program

The Memphis COVID-19 Recovery Match Program supports projects that help Memphians recover from the impacts of COVID-19. We'll double up to $1,000 of your donations! Whether you're leading digital learning support groups, building a community garden for fresh produce, addressing mental health and wellbeing, hosting socially distanced events, or have your own great idea to help Memphians thrive after COVID-19 - we're here to help you bring your community together, lift spirits, and recover. 

Learn more about the Memphis COVID-19 Recovery Match Program

 

Memphis Neighborhoods Match Program: Binghampton, South City, and Medical District

Up to $2,000 in donations will be matched for residents of Binghampton, South City, or the Medical District when you crowdfund with ioby for a community project! Projects for this match program must be led by and serve residents in these zip codes: 38112, 38126, or 38103.

Learn more about the Memphis Neighborhoods Match Program

 

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Donate to a project in your Memphis neighborhood

  • "Celebrate Griggs" Garden Party

    Help Us Celebrate the History and Contributions of the Griggs Business and Practical Arts College.

     

     

    NEEDS: $0 of 551 + Volunteers
  • The Hospitality HUB Day Plaza

    The Hospitality HUB is expanding and building a barrier-free women's shelter in Memphis, and is working to fund Phase 2 of the adjacent Day Plaza for the homeless to rest safely and comfortably.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,077
  • Water, Water Nowhere!

    Constance Abby Brings Fresh Water to the St. Mary's Neighborhood!

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,076
  • Giving Our Guests Room To Grow

    HubHotel is seeking funding to build a fence around the building in order to promote the feeling of safety and security, and encourage the guests to feel more comfortable outdoors in our green spaces.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,000
  • 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