[Neighbors including 96-year-old Edward Oliver, center, at the groundbreaking of Georgia's AgriHood.]

The New York Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Match Program supports BIPOC residents of New York State who crowdfund for community food systems and food justice.

This match program supports BIPOC residents and their leadership in creating healthy and just food systems in neighborhoods across New York State. Participants receive one-on-one crowdfunding support from ioby. The first $1,000 is matched per donor, and participants can access up to $5,000 in matching funds until the program ends.

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Eligibility is limited to NY state residents who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color who are leading projects that improve public health in communities across New York State. 

Click here for full Eligibility Details


When you crowdfund with an ioby match program, you'll get:

  • Our free resources and guidance for how to crowdfund.

  • A one-on-one ioby crowdfunding coach to teach you how to successfully raise donations.

  • While you crowdfund, donations will be doubled instantly. (Up to $1,000 per donation and $5,000 per group.)

  • We offer fiscal sponsorship to groups that are not a 501(c)3.  

  • Our fees are very low because we are a nonprofit.

Share your idea to get started!


Learn more about this match program:


Learn from a Leader:
How Keyona and Krista Crowdfunded in Niagra Falls, NY


Participating Projects:

  • Your ioby page here!

    Start your own ioby crowdfunding campaign to be featured here! Donations are matched if your project is eligible for this ioby program.

    NEEDS: $5,000 of 5,000
  • Our current Apothecary

    Plant Medicine Education at Kelly Street Garden

    Plant Medicine Education in the South Bronx which will be offered free to the community in conjunction with our own home grown community apothecary. Healing and learning through engagement.

    NEEDS: $5,470 of 10,204 + Volunteers
  • Greening Harlem

    Rooting Community Gardens in Success


    NEEDS: $2,840 of 5,102 + Volunteers
  • Mutual Aid Internship for Staten Island's Youth of Color

    An opportunity to share values of interdependence, community care, reciprocal giving and teach skills in leadership, community organizing, gardening, and cooking to Staten Island's youth of color

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,804 + Volunteers
  • Some of our beautiful volunteers

    Ujamaa Bronx Community Garden

    Ujamaa Garden is a self-sustaining food garden in a food desert in the Northeast Bronx, our project is rooted in Black love and liberation. 

    NEEDS: $5,940 of 10,152
  • Urban Food Community Market

    Summer events featuring the Good Life Garden starting with the BK Cumbia Festival that feature art, music and showcase farming, food justice and feature food by street vendors.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,025
  • ¡Cada Paso Crew!

    ¡Palante! Camp Cada Paso 2023

    Cada Paso Summer Camp: Air, Water, Climate and Health Justice in East Harlem

    FREE FUN for the whole FAMILY

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,204