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Hi neighbors, 

This is a challenging moment for all of us. There’s no doubt that as things continue to change quickly, we’ll need to rely more and more on one another even as we practice social distancing. And as we learn to adjust to our new situations, we're often finding that our communities are being impacted differently and—sometimes—unequally.  But while times are tough, our communities are tougher. 

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

As always, please remember to follow the CDC's guidelines and your local health authority's instructions as you support your community. Putting you and your neighbors’ health first is one of the most important things you can do to offer care, even if it means doing so from afar. 

 

Start a project

Even as we keep a physical distance from one another, you might find that there are things that your neighborhood still needs. From solutions to stay connected from afar to immediate care so that no one falls through the cracks, if you have an idea to care for your neighborhood, we can help.

Wherever you are in the United States, when you crowdfund for a project that responds to COVID-19 in your community we'll waive our fiscal sponsorship and platform fee.  And, you’ll get an ioby Success Strategist dedicated to you who can offer personalized coaching to help you work through developing your project idea, fundraising for it in your community, and bringing it to life. Remember, to be eligible to crowdfund with ioby your project must take place in the United States, be local to where you live, work, or play, and have a clear public and community benefit that anyone can access. From sewing masks, to immigrant relief funds, to online get-togethers, we're here to lend a hand. 

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Learn more about what COVID-19 projects are eligible

If you're interested in starting a project offering direct cash assistance to your neighbors, please view eligibility requirements here. 

 

Double your donations for COVID-19 response and relief

NYC COVID-19 Neighborhood Relief Fund

If you are located in the five boroughs of New York City and have an idea for a project that responds to COVID-19 in your community you may be eligible to receive matching funds to double your donations up to $8,000. If your project is eligible, each dollar you raise will be matched with a dollar from Robin Hood. This match fund is geared towards relief projects that serve low-income communities. 

Get matched in New York City

Neighbor Up Match Fund

If you are located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and have an idea for a project that responds to the long-term impacts of COVID-19 in your community you may be eligible to receive matching funds to double your donations up to $3,000. If your project is eligible, each dollar you raise will be matched with a dollar from Neighborhood Connections

Get matched in Cuyahoga County

Pittsburgh COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Match Fund

If you're located in Pittsburgh and have an idea for a project that responds to COVID-19 in your community you may be eligible to receive matching funds to double your donations up to $5,000. This match fund is geared towards supporting informal groups of neighbors and small (under $100,000 annual budgets) nonprofits and community-based organizations. 

Get matched in Pittsburgh

 

Resources

We've compiled a running list of resources from our neighbors and from around the web so that you and your neighbors can start thinking about ways that you can lend a hand and care for the people around you when times are tough. Use them to start your own project, or to plug into efforts already underway. 

List of COVID-19 resources

 

Upcoming webinar: Crowdfunding for Mutual Aid

In this moment of health and economic crisis, as well as racial violence and resistance, communities are showing up for each other. Join us for an interactive webinar to hear about the challenges, successes, and learnings of running a mutual aid project. You'll hear from neighbors in South Brooklyn, Ocean Hill/Brownsville, and Ohio City about the projects they started, how they crowdfunded to offer care through mutual aid, and how you can start a project too. 

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Recorded webinar: Crowdfunding in unusual times, adjusting your fundraising plans

There's no doubt that the current moment presents difficult choices and new challenges for nonprofit fundraising plan. While many traditional fundraising tools may be off the table for now, crowdfunding can be a powerful tool to leverage the resources you already have to continue to fundraise for your organization effectively. In this webinar, see how to quickly switch in-person fundraising events to an effective crowdfunding campaign, learn best practices for crowdfunding for nonprofits, and get key tips on using ioby to raise the funds you need to support your mission. 

Watch the recording

 

Give to a COVID-19 community project

Neighbors across the country are already responding to COVID-19 in their communities. If you're able to, consider giving to a project to help boost positivity during these uncertain times. You can also search for projects in your neighborhood or search for projects of a certain type. Your gift on ioby is always tax-deductible and is always deeply appreciated by your neighbors.

If you’d like, you may also choose to give to ioby to help ensure we can continue to support the helpers—neighbors like you rallying the community to care for our neighborhoods.

  • COVID-19 Low-income Family Support

    New Horizons' families are struggling - and we are striving to meet their basic needs with community support. 

    Please help low-income families feed their children and cover their living expenses. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,456
  • FIG member chef harvesting garlic scapes.

    FIG Frontline Community Food Relief

    FIG is providing meals and groceries to out-of-work food workers in our restaurant network, domestic workers, LGBTQ+ youth, and other at-risk folks in NYC's communities hardest hit by COVID-19.

    NEEDS: $0 of 13,500
  • Mask Cleveland Initiative

    Face masks matter in this time and everyone deserves the right to Live. We want to pass out face masks and other proper essential items  to the homeless and less fortunate. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,024
  • Revival Relief

    Help Revival Chili provide meals to medical and other essential employees in Pittsburgh, while continuing our mission of employing economically vulnerable people.

    NEEDS: $0 of 13,117