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Care During COVID-19

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 Cincinnati. 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 we've compiled to help you plan a project. 

Start a project in Cincinnati

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

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

Start a project 

 

About ioby Cincinnati

Cincinnati is full of energy—there's so much happening in the world of positive civic change, it's hard not to be excited! But part of what makes Cincinnati so special to us is its long history of neighbors working together to get good done. It's pretty clear that Cincinnatians have no shortage of great ideas, and are ready to make them happen. And when neighbors want to roll up their sleeves to get good done and make Cincinnati even more awesome, ioby is there to lend a hand.

We're so excited to celebrate one year of ioby in the Queen City. With a median donation of $35, neighbors across the country have already raised over $13 million to help make their communities greener, safer, more livable, and more full of opportunity for all residents. How will you get good done in Cincinnati? 

 

Meet Leslie Mattie Rich, ioby's Cincinnati Action Strategist! 

As a Cincinnati Action Strategist, Leslie Rich is working to help even more leaders like you in Cincinnati make positive change across the city. When you share your idea for positive change in your Cincinnati neighborhood, Leslie will walk alongside you as you build your crowdfunding campaign page, make your first donation asks, and build your project.

Leslie is a native Cincinnatian who believes deeply in the power of trust and community. She's brings nearly twenty years of experience in community organizing, asset-based community development, creative placemaking, and youth development to her role at ioby and is excited to help you get good done! 

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 Leslie during her office hours! This is your chance to learn more about ioby, share an idea, or give an update on an ioby project. Looking to meet with Leslie? Reach out to her at leslie@ioby.org

 Book an office hour session with Leslie

Donate to a project in Cincinnati

  • Interior of The Mark sactuary

    Save the Mark

    Help us save St. Mark Church by making your mark. Show your support and spread this message of opportunity to others who are looking to preserve a vital piece of the heart and soul of our Cincinnati community.

    NEEDS: $104,126 of 107,253 + Volunteers
  • City Council School

    City Council School - Year TWO!

    City Council School is a free bootcamp for residents who are interested in running for Cincinnati City Council or want a deeper understanding of the City’s government systems and practices to champion new policy.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,345 + Volunteers
  • Aerial picture of proposed site and Orchard design

    Evanston Fruit Orchard

    Help us improve access to fresh fruit and beautify a vacant lot in Evanston!

    NEEDS: $10,239 of 12,407 + Volunteers
  • Logo for the Doors for Justice Project

    Doors for Justice

    Doors for Justice will unite the Westwood neighborhood of Cincinnati to stand in solidarity with our neighbors for racial justice, one door at a time.

    NEEDS: $3,015 of 3,750 + Volunteers
  • Transmission 21 logo

    Transmission 2021

    Weekend Performance and Educational Event Celebrating Creative Electronic Musicians and Circuit Bending June 11 & 12.

    NEEDS: $3,083 of 4,124 + Volunteers
  • Walnut Wheels Samples and Frederick Douglass Students

    Inside Walnut Hills

    WHRF works to create a vibrant, diverse business district that is reflective of Walnut Hills. This project will support our ongoing work and 25% of all funds will directly support small businesses in 45206.

    NEEDS: $0 of 28,355
  • People voting, animated.

    Creating the Vote

    Art on the Streets is distributing coloring kits so kids and adults can make it easy for everyone to vote safely in 2020.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,129 + Volunteers