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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. 


2021 Greater Cincinnati Community Recovery Match Program

When you crowdfund with ioby Cincinnati for a project that helps your community recover from COVID-19, we'll double your donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,000! 

The Cincinnati area 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 know that many of you are now trying to figure out how to step up to support your neighbors. We’re here to help.

Double Your Donors Here!


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

 Book an office hour session with Leslie

Donate to a project in Cincinnati

  • 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: $0 of 1,141 + 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
  • Fellows gather to learn and bring change together.

    School Board School

    We are a cohort of thinkers, doers, and believers from varied backgrounds united by one common mission: to advance our local public schools.

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,974
  • Action Tank Presents: Civic Health First Aid Kits

    Civic Health First Aid Kit

    Taking the guesswork out of civic participation leading up to the 2020 election. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,124
  • Serenity Therapy Services

    Ohio Mental Health Matters

    It's time we put our Mental Health at the top of our to do list. Let's make Mental Health care more accessible in our neighborhoods.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,145
  •, face shields, masks, how can I help with covid-19, coronavirus

    SOS for PPE

    Make a Difference- save a life in an hour!  Volunteer an hour of your time and we supply all the materials you need for free to safely assemble PPE and help save a life! 

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,186 + Volunteers