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


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:

  • Creating a Greener BedStuy

    Help Us Bring Some Green--Trees, Plants and Flowers--to the neighborhood, teach our youth how to maintain a green environment and make our home safer, healthier and more beautiful

    NEEDS: $3,322 of 15,322 + 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: $1,512 of 10,152
  • Grove Street Garden first major clean up

    Grove Street Rejuvenation Project

    The Grove Street Garden has been a hotspot for community activity since it was founded in 1982, but today it is in need of renovations and community reactivation.  

    NEEDS: $2,338 of 2,538
  • Canal Park Reclaimed  & Replanted

    Canal Park Thriving


    NEEDS: $12,795 of 12,795 + Volunteers
  • Mapes Avenue Garden ReBuild

    Come join in us as we rebuild all our vegetable beds and install a compost system. Your support covers purchasing lumber, soil, plants, garden equipment and funding community workshops.

    NEEDS: $4,269 of 7,075 + Volunteers
  • The Bronx is Blooming’s GREEN PLACE in The Bronx

    Our mission is to grow and support a culture of environmental stewardship in the Bronx, helping local residents become drivers of change and protectors of the borough’s natural resources.

    NEEDS: $2,402 of 10,152
  • Let's build a healthier, greener Brownsville

    Let's empower students & families in central Brooklyn's food deserts to beautify, compost, build edible gardens & healthy places & joyful farm stands to turn gray into green 

    NEEDS: $2,972 of 10,152 + Volunteers
  • volunteers helping in the pollinator garden at Highland Park

    Restoring Biodiversity in Highland Park and Success Garden

    NYC H2O will collaborate with community members in Cypress Hills and East New York to restore biodiversity at the Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park and at Success Garden to support flourishing ecosystems.

    NEEDS: $16,149 of 20,429 + Volunteers
  • Charging Garden Spaces!

    Gardens provide calm, healthy spaces - adding solar power cell charging stations will help keep the community safer during blackouts!

    NEEDS: $12,628 of 15,228