Made possible by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Environmental Benefit Project


Photo: Kofi and Tobias organized their Brooklyn neighbors to crowdfund $32,000 for Make the Block Bloom
 

Eligible campaigns will be matched up to $5,000 for environmental justice & sustainability projects in New York City.

New York City has a rich history of neighbors organizing for environmental justice. We know that New Yorkers have great ideas for improving and protecting the local environment. With our partner NYSDEC, ioby is proud to match donations to neighborhood sustainability projects.

Step 1: Sign up for ioby
 

Step 2: Apply for this match program
 

Questions? Please email Matches@ioby.org

 

Recorded Webinars:

Crowdfunding for Environmental Justice:
A panel discussion with seven NYC community leaders. 

watch here

 

Upcoming Webinars:

Get good done without being a nonprofit!
How to raise donations without making your own 501c3. 
June 15th at 1pm

Register here

Crowdfunding for Climate Justice & Sustainability
July 21st at 1pm

Register here
 

Eligibility:

All NYC neighborhoods are invited to apply. Preference will be given to environmental justice communities, as designated by our partner NYSDEC.

This program requires an application that will be reviewed and approved by our partner, NYSDEC. If approved, donations to your ioby crowdfunding campaign will be matched while you crowdfund, up to $5,000 per organization.

Eligibility Details & Priority Areas

Projects may include:

  • Air and water quality improvement/monitoring

  • Storm recovery

  • Environmental restoration

  • Waste management 

  • Pollution prevention/reduction 

  • Environmental education/public awareness 

  • Energy efficiency

  • Climate change preparedness 

  • Stormwater mitigation/green infrastructure 

  • Other great ideas!

Watch: Eligibility Explained

 

 

When you crowdfund with ioby you'll get access to our free resources and crowdfunding guidance, you'll be paired with a one-on-one ioby coach to help set you up for success, we offer fiscal sponsorship to groups who are not a 501c3, and our fees are very low because we are a nonprofit. If your project is not eligible for this match program, you may still be eligible to fundraise on ioby without matching funds.  

 

ioby NYC Environmental Justice & Sustainability Match Program Participants:

  • Your ioby page here!

    Start your own ioby crowdfunding campaign to be featured here! Donations are matched if your project is eligible for this ioby program.

    NEEDS: $5,000 of 5,000
  • Cada Paso Camp—¡Palante!

    Cada Paso Summer Camp: Air, Water, Climate and Health Justice in East Harlem

    FREE FUN for the whole FAMILY

    NEEDS: $1,352 of 10,152
  • Youth support

    Environmental Education at Mill Brook Garden

    Be a part of providing environmental education content for members of the Mill Brook Houses Community. Teach the generation the importance of water conservation and energy conservation.

     

    NEEDS: $7,000 of 7,000
  • Healthy Soil Builds Strong Communities

    Help BUGS middle school students expand the composting, waste reduction, and food growing projects that contribute to healthy and sustainable communities.

     

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,152 + Volunteers
  • Monarch Festival

    Help fund the first annual Monarch Festival, hosted by the NYC Pollinator Working Group in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park on October 1st, 2022.

     

    NEEDS: $5,076 of 5,076
  • City Hall Park Conservancy Inaugural Projects

    Help us grow!  City Hall Park Conservancy's mission is to enhance and re-envision City Hall Park as a community asset and New York City-wide symbol.

    NEEDS: $4,700 of 25,000 + Volunteers
  • Friends of 4: BX Pet's Day at the Park

    A fun-filled day at the park to celebrate our pets and their families! This event is chock-full of games, prizes, freebies, pet wellness information, and so much more!

    NEEDS: $2,897 of 10,152 + Volunteers
  • Father Fagan Park 2022 Flower Fund

    When public parks thrive, neighborhoods thrive. FFP needs the community's support to remain a green, clean, and flowering oasis for residents and visitors to enjoy.  

    NEEDS: $13,535 of 32,870 + Volunteers
  • SNEAK PEEK of 17 Trees, To Be Precise, by Barbara Nikonorow  With illustrations by Juliette Borda

    17 Trees, To Be Precise (PART 2)

    A children's book about street tree stewardship, inspired by a true NYC event. The book offers a starting point to speak with kids about the value of community engagement - beginning with YOU!

    NEEDS: $0 of 14,337 + Volunteers
  • Two people stand holding banner in front of colorful climate justice topic map.

    Teen Climate Justice Program!

    Support NYC teens engaging with climate justice and grassroots organizing through citizen science, political education, art-ivism, mutual aid, and more!

    NEEDS: $8,672 of 10,152 + Volunteers