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Double your crowdfunding power with match funding!

ioby helps neighbors grow and implement great ideas one block at a time. We believe it should be easy to make meaningful change “in our backyards”—the positive opposite of NIMBY. Neighbors nationwide have raised over $15 million on ioby for projects that make their communities healthier, greener, safer, and more livable. When you post a project on ioby you can collect tax deductible donations, find new donors and volunteers, and receive one-on-one fundraising coaching.

Learn the basics of crowdfunding with ioby

ioby also offers match funding opportunities throughout the year. When you participate in an ioby match program, we’ll double donations in real-time as you fundraise! So when someone donates $20 to your campaign, it will instantly be turned into $40. Match funding can be a great way to accelerate your crowdfunding campaign and make your fundraising work go twice as far.

Not sure if you qualify? When you tell us your idea, a member of our team will automatically check to see if you're eligible to receive matching funds.


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Please note that you cannot participate in multiple match programs at the same time. If you exhaust one program and your project is eligible for another ioby match program, then we may be able to enroll you with that additional match opportunity.​


ioby Match Programs Frequently Asked Questions


Current ioby Match Programs:


Reimagining Communities Match Program

The Reimagining Communities Match Program doubles donations for Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) residents or BIPOC-led groups who crowdfund for projects that reimagine public spaces and infrastructure. Up to $500 per donor is doubled instantly for eligible projects. Projects based in one of these priority places can access up to $5,000 in matching funds: Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Puerto Rico; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Virginia; Washington, DC; West Virginia; or Wisconsin. Projects based in all other U.S. places can access up to $2,500 in matching funds.

Learn more about the Reimagining Communities match program


Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Program

The Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund supports organizations and residents (like you!) as they make our county more vibrant and creative. 

Individuals, artists, informal groups of residents, and nonprofits with budgets under $200,000 can all receive one-on-one fundraising coaching and dollar-for-dollar matching for up to $3,000 of your donations to your ioby crowdfunding campaign for a project that brings arts and culture to Cuyahoga County residents.

Learn more about the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Program


Detroit Match Program

Whether you're a student with an amazing idea, urban farmer, social justice activist, artist, or a motivated neighbor looking to make a difference within your own community, ioby’s Detroit Match Fund is a way to double your donations and make a meaningful impact within your own neighborhood. Donors are matched instantly up to $400, and projects can access up to $2,000 in matching funds, until the program ends. 

Learn more about the Detroit Match Program


Lorain County, OH Match Program

The Lorain County, OH Match Fund supports residents (like you!) as they bring their ideas for positive change in their community to life. Volunteer-led projects and small grassroots groups can receive one-on-one fundraising coaching, fiscal sponsorship, and dollar-for-dollar matching funds up to $500 on their ioby crowdfunding campaign in support of projects within Lorain County.

Learn more about the Lorain County, OH Match Program


Memphis Neighborhoods Match Program:
Binghampton, South City, and Medical District

Up to $2,000 in donations will be matched for residents of Binghampton, South City, or the Medical District when you crowdfund with ioby for a community project! Projects for this match program must be led by and serve residents in these zip codes: 38112, 38126, or 38103.

Learn more about the Memphis Neighborhoods Match Program


Northwest Arkansas Neighborhood Match Program

Donations will be matched up to $15,000 for projects that leverage or improve public spaces in Arkansas’ Benton and Washington counties that are led by residents or small local nonprofits. Public spaces include parks, schools, community centers, sidewalks, community gardens, crosswalks, and more. Eligibility is limited to volunteer groups or nonprofits with an annual budget smaller than $250,000. 

Learn more about the Northwest Arkansas Neighborhood Match Program


NYC Clean Bay Match Program

Do you have a great idea to restore water quality in the Arthur Kill, Raritan Bay, or Lower Bay? When you crowdfund with the ioby NYC Clean Bay Match Program for your project, up to $2,000 of your donations will be doubled! We know that neighbors and volunteers are planting rain gardens, installing rain barrels, remediating shoreline pollution, and restoring riparian habitat to improve water quality. Your 2022 project might be eligible for this new ioby match program!

Learn more about the NYC Clean Bay Match Program


NYC Con Edison Power Up Neighborhood Match Program

The 2023 Con Edison Power Up Neighborhood Match Program supports residents in New York City and Westchester County as they bring to life their ideas for positive change within their communities. Up to $3,000 in donations matched for arts and environment projects in the Con Edison service territory. 

Learn more about the Con Edison Power Up Neighborhood Match Program


NYC Green Fund Crowdfunding Challenge

The NYC Green Fund Crowdfunding Challenge matches donations to projects that improve or maintain NYC’s green spaces and build community through these efforts. Up to $2,500 in donations are matched for ioby campaigns that benefit your local park, community garden, green street or street tree.

Learn more about the NYC Green Fund Crowdfunding Challenge


Sacramento Arts & Culture Match Program 

We know that community members have great ideas to make their Sacramento neighborhoods stronger, more vibrant, and more just through the arts. That's why The City of Sacramento Office of Arts & Culture is doubling donations for eligible local arts & culture projects across the city! Get up to $15,000 in donations matched for your arts & culture project in Sacramento!

Learn more about the Sacramento Arts & Culture Match Program


Questions about ioby match funding programs? Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions

Contact ioby Match Programs Director at Matches @