Enrollment is now closed for 2021 

Projects below are accepting donations!


The NYC COVID-19 Neighborhood Relief Fund provides matching dollars up to $15,000 to ioby crowdfunding campaigns for projects that help low-income communities respond to and recover from the economic and social impacts of COVID-19.

 You can still share your idea here to crowdfund, but without a match.


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. 

  • Sixth Street COVID Relief Fund

    Sixth Street Community Center is raising funds to continue our emergency food distribution which is essential for combatting food insecurity and supporting our community members in this moment of crisis.  

    NEEDS: $0 of 30,457 + Volunteers
  • 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: $31,064 of 35,000
  • The food pantry window with signs in English, Spanish, Arabic, Greek, and Chinese

    Astoria Food Pantry

    Astoria Food Pantry is a volunteer-run food pantry and community center that works to meet our neighbors' needs while we organize for a future where everyone's needs are met.

    NEEDS: $46,067 of 70,081 + Volunteers
  • 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: $6,482 of 6,522