Can I donate to an ioby campaign by check or cash?

Updated Apr 10, 2020

We are so excited that you plan to support an ioby project with a donation!

If you'd rather not give online or don't have quick access to the internet, you may give by check by following the 3 steps outlined below. Please also review the important things to know about check donations and processing time at the very bottom of this page. 

ioby does not process cash donations to campaigns.

Follow these 3 simple steps to give by check

  1. Write a check to ioby. Along with the preferred donation amount , please  be sure to make the check payable to ioby, and list the campaign name on the memo section so that we know where to apply the funds. For example, if you are giving to a campaign titled "Main Street Garden Spring Planting", you may write "Main St Garden" on the memo line.
  2. Tell us where to email your tax receipt. Please include a note with your check telling us where you'd like us to email your tax receipt. The note should include your name, email address, and phone number.
  3. Mail the check to ioby at this address:  

 ioby

PO Box 4668 #74253

New York, NY, 10163-4668


Important things to know about your check donation for an ioby project

  • Checks take time to process. Please note that with mailing and processing time, check donations for projects may take up to 2 weeks to be reflected on a project's fundraising page. Sometimes this process is faster but don't be alarmed or surprised if the donation takes a little extra time to show up on the project page.
  • If a check is mailed to any other ioby address, instead of the P.O. Box mailing address above, the processing time will increase. Do not mail project donations to an ioby office address. We have strict financial processes in place to ensure the financial information of donors is kept secure. Due to these important financial processes, mailing a check to another address will delay, rather than speed up, the check's processing time. 
  • Be aware of express delivery options to a P.O. Box. If you or your donors intend to express mail a check to the P.O. Box above, please check with the mailing service to verify if they are able to express deliver to a P.O. Box as there may be restrictions based on the service provider (i.e. USPS vs. Fedex).
  • Your privacy is important. When you give by check, ioby will add your donation to the project that you specify and publicly indicate your donation as Anonymous. The project leader will see your donor name as Anonymous. If you would like to share your name, your business name, or your family name with the project leader to be personally acknowledged, please include a note with something to the effect of: "Please publicly acknowledge my donation from [Your Preferred Donor Name]". This acknowledgment does not impact your tax receipt. 

Still have questions? Call us at 917-464-4515 x 8 or email us at donations@ioby.org.

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