[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.

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Learn more about this match program:


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


Participating Projects:

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    Community garden, food justice events

    This event will support a community garden that promotes food justice through urban farming, classes on farming and herbalism, neighborhood beautification and community events.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,000
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    Norwood BIPOC Grows "NeighborFood"

    Empowering our "many shades of color community" to not ONLY depend on supermarkets but to give control back to the people to seed, grow, eat, and share as neighbors for healthier lives 

    NEEDS: $8,918 of 10,720 + Volunteers
  • S.O.A.P Recipe

    Stimulating elementary youth to explore science, entrepreneurship, health and urban agriculture through hands-on learning and individualized literacy and Spanish education.

    NEEDS: $0 of 7,375