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Matching Funds for Community Impact Artists of Any Genre

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Matching Funds for Community Impact Artists of Any Genre




At ioby.org we believe that local leaders know what’s best for building a thriving future for all. More than just crowdfunding. Community-led positive change.

ioby gives local leaders the ability to crowdfund the resources they need to build real, lasting change from the ground up. We teach every step and tactic to raise donations successfully. Our collaborators nationwide have raised over $6.5 million, and ioby campaigns in Pittsburgh have raised over $500,000. ioby.org/Pittsburgh

ioby is partnering with Art Place America to DOUBLE donations to crowdfunding campaigns on ioby.org !


  • The artist/creative is both leading the project and leading the crowdfunding.
  • The artist/creative is collaborating with a community group, and the express needs/assets/vision of that community are driving the project design.
  • The project being funded must have a place-based impact, meaning that it’s focused on a geographic community and it will happen publicly for community benefit.


  • Artists from all fields are eligible, including creatives who don’t have a formal arts title.
  • The project must produce a shared community benefit or public good; it cannot be for private profit for a specific individual, family, or business.
  • This is a nationwide opportunity, all states and US territories. Refer friends!


  • Match funds are open, awarded on a first come basis until the funds run out.
  • Projects must begin implementation by December 2020.


  • Visit https://www.ioby.org/artistslead
  • Submit your project at ioby.org/idea and our team will be in touch for a one on one coaching session to support your fundraiser.
  • Pittsburghers can email locally to the ioby Pittsburgh Manager: miriam@ioby.org


ioby is a nonprofit crowdfunding platform, and so much more. 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. Our crowdfunding platform helps connect local leaders (like you!) with the training and support they need to crowdfund tax-deductible donations in their communities for projects that make our neighborhoods healthier, greener, more livable, and more fun. Learn more.

Artplace America (ArtPlace)
 is a ten-year collaboration among a number of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions. ArtPlace began work as an organization in 2011, and will finish in 2020. Its mission is to position arts and culture as a core sector of community planning and development. Learn more.