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

Enrollment is now closed for the 2022 program.

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.

Talk to us about your crowdfunding goal


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

watch here



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:

  • Monarch Butterfly Celebration ūü¶č

    Help fund the Monarch Butterfly Celebration hosted by Concrete Plant Park in partnership with Teddy Bear Project & Foodway Team on Saturday September 3rd, 2022 noon to 4:30pm.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,032 + Volunteers
  • 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
  • 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: $0 of 21,300 + 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: $0 of 7,869 + 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
  • 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: $0 of 2,787 + Volunteers
  • Creating a Greener BedStuy

    Help Us Bring Some Green--Trees, Plants and Flowers--to the neighborhood.  Join Us on Saturday, June 24th, 10:30 to 4:30, Malcolm X Blvd and Chauncy for a day of planting.  


    NEEDS: $0 of 16,822 + Volunteers
  • Teen GAP getting ready for a beehive inspection.

    Growing for Change!

    The summer 2022 growing season will be bringing big changes to the Wyckoff Farm and a newly redesigned teen GAP program. Show your support while we continue to grow for change!


    NEEDS: $0 of 10,152