Civic crowdfunding platform ioby brings a new funding opportunity to NWA for locally-led public space projects

The nonprofit will match donations up to $15,000 for projects that leverage or improve public spaces in Arkansas’ Benton and Washington counties
The Juke Joint Project raised more than $30,000 as part of ioby’s Northwest Arkansas Neighborhood Match Program. / Courtesy, an online platform for resident-led projects, with support from the Walton Family Foundation, announces the Northwest Arkansas Neighborhood Match Program, a new $190,000 match-funding opportunity for residents and small local nonprofits across Northwest Arkansas who want to help improve their neighborhood’s public spaces. helps residents plan, fund, and implement positive change at the neighborhood scale. Nationwide, residents have already raised nearly $20 Million in small donations for more than 3,500 projects that help improve communities. With ioby, neighborhood leaders learn online fundraising, raise money, find volunteers, and promote their projects to make their neighborhoods greener, healthier, and more livable.

This special match funding campaign focuses on indoor and outdoor public spaces in Arkansas’ Benton and Washington Counties, including parks, schools, community centers, sidewalks, community gardens, crosswalks, and more. For eligible residents who want to fundraise by March 2024, ioby will double up to $1,000 per donor and up to $15,000 per project that utilizes public spaces for community good. In addition to the match funds, participants will have access to ioby’s grassroots fundraising resources and one-on-one guidance from a crowdfunding coach.  

“So many local leaders across the country are using ioby to make their neighborhoods safer, greener, more livable and more fun,” says Miriam Parson, ioby’s Match Programs Director, “and now we want to bring this awesome momentum to Northwest Arkansas, where we know residents have great ideas to make a positive impact on public spaces.”

For more information about the match program, or to learn more about project eligibility, visit

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