What can I fundraise for on ioby? What CAN'T I fundraise for on ioby?

On ioby, anyone with a great idea for change in their community can raise funds, find volunteers, and access our training and resources. To fundraise on ioby, your project must:
  • be based in the United States or US territories,
  • have a public benefit rather than private benefit, and
  • EITHER be managed by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or government entity, OR have a fiscal sponsor (ioby could serve as your fiscal sponsor - more information about ioby's fiscal sponsorship service can be found here).
Leaders have used ioby to fundraise for community gardens, food justice, local park improvements, community organizing, neighborhood events, immigrant rights advocacy, school and after school programs, public art, farmer’s markets, historical preservation, renewable energy, bike infrastructure, public transit improvements; the sky's the limit!

We cannot currently support campaigns that benefit just one individual (such as campaigns for medical costs), international campaigns that benefit non-US residents, or political campaigning and lobbying activities. And while we're not legally able to support many of the costs associated with starting a for-profit company, we can work with small businesses on projects to improve their community.

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