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

 

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, of 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 your low-income neighbors who are hardest hit by this crisis, we'll match up to $8,000 and we'll waive our fiscal sponsorship and platform fees. 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.  

This program is not currently accepting new projects, but share your project idea if you would like to get connected in case more funds become available. 

Is your project eligible?

Match dollars are available now 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: