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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 have worked in the Queen City since April 2020. With a median donation of $50, neighbors in Greater Cincinnati have already raised over $241,136 for 44 projects 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 Senior Action Strategist, Leslie Mattie 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 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

  • The outside of our Main Street storefront, painted in a beautiful white and blue color scheme.

    Indigo Hippo Community Fundraiser

    Indigo Hippo redirects gently used art supplies out of the waste stream and into the hands of our community. Help sustain this pay-what-you-can thrift store and widen access to creative expression!

    NEEDS: $7,725 of 20,619 + Volunteers
  • Our Courtyard

    Expanding Northside Arts Hub // PAR-Projects

    Join us as we create an outdoor theater and entertainment venue at PAR-Projects and settle into our 15,000 sq/ft expansion, Studeō PAR-.

    Thanks in advance!

    NEEDS: $81,336 of 103,093
  • Goltra Nature Preserve

    Trailblazing East Westwood

    Become a Trailblazer for a premier hiking spot while supporting youth employment, environmental education, and a safe spot for neighbors to take in the great outdoors!

     

     

    NEEDS: $4,655 of 5,155 + Volunteers
  • North Fairmount is beautiful!

    Beautifying North Fairmount

    Enhancing the beauty of North Fairmount, building neighborhood pride in the community.

    NEEDS: $9,596 of 10,246 + Volunteers
  • Kids Bonding

    The Youth Empowerment Plan

    YEP develops critical skills in a holistic way for the youth in a creative and collaborative environment that exposes them to new information, expanding their minds and equipping them with new skills to excel in life!

    NEEDS: $40,977 of 54,277 + Volunteers
  • Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative

    Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative

    Greater Cincinnati Voter Collaborative (GCVC) is a local nonpartisan alliance of organizations who are working together to advance civic and electoral engagement in the region. 

    NEEDS: $937 of 4,577 + Volunteers
  • Volkshaus Action Tank OTR ADOPT

    The Volkshaus

    The Volkshaus, or The People's House, is a place for civic engagement, inviting residents and resident-led groups to join us in work, planning, respite, and community-building.

    NEEDS: $8,330 of 10,000
  • Action Tank Logo

    Northside Street Meets

    The Northside Community Council and Action Tank are putting on a series of block parties filled with art, food, activities and games for kids and adults, and resource tables to meet the needs of all Northside residents!

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,092 + Volunteers
  • Food From the Heart

    Providing good and healthy foods to neighbors in need.

    NEEDS: $2,490 of 4,000 + Volunteers
  • Station 7

    Contemporary Art Fulfillment at the Firehouse

    We are developing a 1910 Firehouse in the East End neighborhood of Hamilton, Ohio.  This firehouse will be home to Tide Pool, a contemporary art fulfillment center, community driven and artist led. 

    NEEDS: $45,776 of 51,546