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 $6 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.

 

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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

Medical District Collaborative Matching Fund

Do you have a great idea for a project that makes the Memphis Medical District a great place to live, work, and play? Need some cash to bring it to life? The Memphis Medical District Collaborative is partnering with ioby to match donations on crowdfunding campaigns for projects that serve the neighborhoods of the Memphis Medical District. If your project is eligible, get your donations matched dollar-for-dollar up to $2,500 per project!

Learn more about the Medical District Collaborative Matching Fund

Partnerships for Parks Crowdfunding Challenge

If you have a great idea for a project that improves your NYC neighborhood green space, we want to help! Crowdfund with ioby to raise the funds you need to help care for your local park, community garden, green street, or street trees in New York City, and we'll provide one-on-one support AND Partnerships for Parks will double your donations. 

Get up to $2,500 of your donations matched, dollar-for-dollar, for projects that invest in your local green space in New York City.  

Learn more about the Partnerships for Parks Crowdfunding Challenge

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund

It's back! The 2020 Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match fund is now open to artists and neighbors looking to make Cuyahoga County more creative and vibrant. Are you dreaming of a public art project with your neighbors? Or are you a dancer who needs money for a performance in a park? Maybe you're a film buff looking to host community movie screenings? Double your donations and get tailored fundraising training when you crowdfund with ioby for arts & culture projects in Cuyahoga County. 

Get up to $3,000 of your donations matched, dollar-for-dollar, for projects that make Cuyahoga County more vibrant and creative through the arts. 

Learn more about the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund

Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge

The Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge supports everyday neighbors (that's you!) as they take an active role in creating a culture of health in neighborhoods across New York State. Any project that helps to create a culture of health in your community can be eligible. These can include projects that address the impacts of COVID-19 in your community; improve street safety; add greenery; improve access to affordable healthy food; promote walking, biking, or exercise; educate your neighbors about healthy choices; and much more.

When you crowdfund with ioby to raise the money you need to launch a project that boosts your community's health, we'll double your donations dollar-for-dollar up to $8,000.

Learn more about the Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge

Pittsburgh COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Match Fund

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.

When you crowdfund with ioby in Pittsburgh for a project that responds to COVID-19, we'll double your donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000!

Learn more about the Pittsburgh COVID-19 Match Fund

Neighbor Up Match Fund

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 Fund

Questions about ioby match funding programs? Contact ioby Partnerships Manager Ethany Uttech at ethany@ioby.org.