Support vetted, grassroots groups of neighbors helping neighbors. 

ioby stands for "in our backyards" but it also stands for taking care of each other, for civic participation, and for trusting neighbors to know what’s best for the neighborhood. We're a national nonprofit crowdfunding platform with over a decade of experience in giving the experts—grassroots groups, mutual aid groups, and informal networks of neighbors—the resources they need to make positive civic change. Learn more about ioby.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created massive disruption in our communities, and the most vulnerable—including low-income families, communities of color, immigrants, the elderly, and those who are immunocompromised—have been hit hardest by this pandemic.

Luckily, neighbors are already mobilizing to help one another out. 

We have five funds right now that we can disburse to groups immediately to provide direct support to neighbors on the ground organizing to care for their community. Give to one of the following funds, browse all COVID-19 related projects crowdfunding on ioby, or give to support ioby's work during this time. 

All COVID-19 Projects Fund     NYC COVID-19 Projects Fund     

NYC COVID-19 Immigrant Projects Fund    COVID-19 Grassroots Projects Fund     

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, ioby is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our EIN is 26-3283639. ioby acts as a fiscal sponsor to grassroots neighborhood groups. Over the last 11 years, ioby has fiscally sponsored hundreds of community groups across the United States so that funds can be distributed where they're needed most. Learn more about ioby, and get more information 501(c)(3) status

How much of my donation will go directly to impacted communities? 

100% of your gift will be directed to ioby projects that meet the criteria of the fund described above.

How do I know that the groups are legitimate? 

ioby has more than a decade of experience working with and disbursing funds to grassroots groups. We have a rigorous vetting process, and we enter a legal agreement with every group we work with. As a fiscal sponsor, ioby takes on the risk of your gift and of reporting on the expenditures and impacts of the projects you fund.