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Brownsville, Brooklyn, is strong and creative. Since ioby's early days as a New York City pilot, we've had a special fondness for the incredible Brownsville community. Since then our Brownsville neighbors have rallied together to crowdfund over $50,000 with ioby for community health, public art, block parties, community gardens and so much more. But there's still more to do to strengthen our one of a kind neighborhood, and we know that Brownsville residents know better than anyone just what to do.  

Do you live in Brownsville? Have an idea to make your neighborhood stronger, healthier, greener, or more fun? We want to hear about it! When you crowdfund with ioby, we'll share tips and resources, and provide one-on-one fundraising coaching to help you raise the resources you need to get good done. 

What's your great idea?


Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge: Double your donations! 

Have an idea to boost Brownsville's culture of health by making it greener, more active, and more healthy? Let's bring it to life! Crowdfund the money you need with ioby, and we'll match your donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 for eligible projects. This match opportunity is first come, first served so get started soon!

See if your idea is eligible to be matched


Join us for a workshop in Brownsville 

Join ioby and Made in Brownsville to be inspired by neighbor-led crowdfunding projects right here in Brownsville and learn how crowdfunding with ioby can bring your ideas to life! We'll share case studies of projects in Brownsville, tips for a successful crowdfunding campaign, and share how you could get your crowdfunded donations doubled, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000 for projects that positively impact the health of Brownsville residents.

DIY Brownsville: Crowdfunding for Community Change
Saturday, December 7th
12 - 2pm​
Made in Brownsville
47 Belmont Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212


Awesome projects already underway in Brownsville 

All kinds of projects are eligible to crowdfund with ioby. As long as your project is local to where you live, work, or play and it has a clear public benefit to your community, you're good to go! Check out some your neighbors who are already crowdfunding in Brownsville below. 


    How do we create jobs, access to clean foods, & support entrepreneurs of Brownsville? Start a farm! The underserved community of Brownsville deserves better. Join us as we grow fish, food, & entrepreneurship!

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,411 + Volunteers
  • Fitness, Fashion & Entrepreneurship

    We bring  fitness, fashion & entrepreneurship programs to the youth in Brownsville! We are teaching our young leaders how to be healthy, customize their own clothing & become entrepreneurs 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,650 + Volunteers
  • Fitness Challenge for a Healthy Brownsville

    Make effective fitness training available for free in Brownsville, Brooklyn! Your support will make a 10-week fitness challenge available for free for the people who live and work in Brownsville. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 100 + Volunteers
  • Isabahlia Healthy Food Festival

    The Isabahlia Healthy Food Festival is a day dedicated to engaging Livonia Avenue and spreading the word about the importance about eating healthy to Brownsville residents.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,254
  • We Run Brownsville Fall 2017

    We Run Brownsville - Next Level

    We Run Brownsville is a grassroots effort to encourage women who are living and working in Brownsville to take ownership of their physical, mental and emotional wellness.

    NEEDS: $0 of 7,760
  • Baobab Wellness

    Baobab Fit - Brownsville and Beyond

    Baobab Fit is a quarterly y wellness workshop to be held in Brownsville Brooklyn. The purpose is to expose Black women, specifically mothers to the latest in health living options by bringing them to their front door.

    NEEDS: $6,118 of 8,000