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: