540 President St. 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(347) 891-1846

Erin Barnes

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2009
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2009
Number of sponsored projects: 250

Fiscal sponsorship fee:

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission values

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Faith-based/religious
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other

Services we offer projects:

  • Organizational development
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: ioby is a mission-driven organization designed to help residents step into civic life. We know that lack of funding is a barrier to civic participation so ioby offers fundraising coaching, a crowdfunding platform and fiscal sponsorship as needed.

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
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. ioby gives local leaders the ability to crowdfund the resources they need to build real, lasting change from the ground up. Our crowdfunding platform helps connect local leaders with support and funding from their communities to make neighborhoods more sustainable, healthier, greener, more livable, and more fun. We coach residents in crowdfunding, offer fiscal sponsorship if needed, all to power offline change.