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 $13 million in citizen philanthropy 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 fundraising 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.

 

Tell us your idea to get started

 

Please note that you cannot participate in two match funds at the same time, but if you exhaust one fund and are eligible for another you may then participate in an additional match fund opportunity.​

 

Current ioby match opportunities

Detroit Match Program

Our ioby community is full of helpers. Neighborhood leaders, unofficial mayors of the block, people like you who want to step up to do what’s right, lend a hand and make positive local change in your neighborhoods. We're here to help.

Get your donations doubled up to $4,000 for projects when you crowdfund on ioby for a project that helps Detroit thrive!

Learn more about the Detroit Match Program

Lorain, OH Community Match Program

The Lorain 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 these three Lorain, OH zip codes: 44052, 44053, and 44055.

Learn more about the Lorain County Community Match

Neighbor Up Match Program

If you're eager to step up and help your Cuyahoga County, OH, community recover from the long term impacts of COVID-19, we've got your back. When you crowdfund with ioby we'll double your donations dollar-for-dollar up to $3,000! There's no application process, just share your idea and we'll confirm that you're eligible, and you can start fundraising. 

Please note that immediate emergency response projects, such as food relief or personal protective equipment, are not eligible for this match opportunity. If your project is offering an immediate emergency response, please instead apply for a grant from Neighborhood Connections here.

Learn more about the Neighbor Up Match

NYC COVID-19 Just Recovery Match Program

It isn't a secret that when crisis hits, Black communities often bear the brunt of the impact, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no different. In many ways, COVID-19 is simply exposing the many racial inequities that have long existed in our nation. That means that our response to it has to be informed by racial equity.

The NYC COVID-19 Just Recovery Match Fund provides up to $15,000 in matching dollars to ioby crowdfunding campaigns for projects that serve low-income, Black communities within the five boroughs of New York City.

Learn more about the NYC COVID-19 Just Recovery Match

NYC COVID-19 Neighborhood Relief Match Program

The NYC COVID-19 Neighborhood Relief Fund provides matching dollars up to $15,000 to ioby crowdfunding campaigns for projects that help low-income communities within the five boroughs of New York City respond to and recover from the economic and social impacts of COVID-19.

Learn more about the NYC COVID-19 Neighborhood Relief Match

Pittsburgh COVID-19 Community Response Match Program

The Pittsburgh COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Match Fund provides matching dollars to campaigns crowdfunding on ioby for projects that address the impacts of COVID-19. Matching funds are available now on a first-come, first-served rolling basis until funds runs out. Informal groups of friends and neighbors, nonprofits that are run solely by volunteers, and community-based organizations that have an annual budget under $100,000 are all invited to submit their project ideas.

Get up to $5,000 of your donations matched, dollar-for-dollar, for projects that respond to COVID-19 in your Pittsburgh community. 

Learn more about the 2021 Pittsburgh COVID-19 Community Response

 

Questions about ioby match funding programs? Contact ioby Match Program Director at Miriam@ioby.org