The 2021 NYC COVID-19 Neighborhood Relief Match Program is closed.

With the generous support of Robin Hood, this ioby match program provided matching dollars up to $15,000 to ioby crowdfunding campaigns for projects that helped low-income communities respond to and recover from the economic and social impacts of COVID-19.

 Tell us your idea


New York City is tough, but we'll all need to step up and lend a hand to weather this crisis. Even as COVID-19 hits our city hard, it's hitting some neighborhoods even harder. We're seeing the fault lines of inequity being exposed, and a long history of disinvestment has left low-income neighborhoods at particular risk. But we also know that those very same neighborhoods have a long history of resistance, joy, community, and power. We'll need to lean on those strengths, and one another, now more than ever. ioby has your back. 

When you crowdfund for a project that provides relief for low-income neighbors who might be hardest hit by this crisis, we'll match up to $15,000. Relief projects should be led or co-led by residents of the neighborhoods that projects take place in, and/or people personally affected by the issues the project addresses. Project leaders should have strong relationships with the communities they plan to serve.  

Is your project eligible?

Match dollars are available on a first-come, first-served rolling basis until funding runs out. When you crowdfund with ioby you'll get access to our free resources and support guides, as well as tailored one-on-one coaching to help set you up for success. While you fundraise, donations to your page will be instantly doubled so your fundraising work goes twice as far.


Donate to a project and get your donation doubled:

As always, please remember to follow the CDC's guidelines and your local health authority's instructions as you support your community. 

  • Group photo by Rathkopf Photography

    South Brooklyn Mutual Aid

    We're building solidarity not charity and supporting our communities in South Brooklyn during the COVID-19 crisis. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 400,000 + Volunteers
  • Grocery Stipends

    Restuarant service workers raising funds for weekly grocery stipends and monthly rent relief, prioritizing those who cannot access unemployment benefits.

    NEEDS: $0 of 65,531
  • Red Hook Mutual Aid

    This project has been retired and you can now find our donation page at

    Our website is - please join or support us!

    NEEDS: $0 of 50,535
  • NYC delivery worker during COVID-19

    Delivering Relief

    Delivering Relief is a participatory action research and documentary film project that examines the impacts of COVID-19 on NYC food delivery cyclists.

    NEEDS: $0 of 7,634
  • The Hustle (2019)

    The Hustle

    Entrepreneurial skills and opportunities for High School Students. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 50,321
  • The word "Quince" written out in balloon letters


    QUINCE is an immersive theatrical experience featuring the story of a Mexican-American girl confronting her queer identity, family relationships, and faith on the eve of her quinceañera. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 32,086
  • Help Build Better Paths for the Boroughs

    For ongoing free mental & physical health services for underserved communities through the partnership of an athletic sports program & a counseling mentorship program.

    NEEDS: $6,402 of 6,522