Times are tough, but New York City is tougher.

It's a challenging time all over the country, and it feels even harder and more painful right now in New York City. We're feeling that too. We've all still got a ways to go to overcome this crisis, but we know that New York will also be a beacon of hope to the world. Just as sure as we’re facing challenging times now, so too will we roll up our sleeves and heal, rebuild, and recover with that tenacity and grit you can only find in New York City. 

Working together, even as we practice social distancing and follow the CDC's and the Health Department's guidelines, we know we'll get through this. 

Start a COVID-19 response project, double your donations

If you're interested in crowdfunding in your Brownsville community you may be eligible to receive matching funds to double your up to $10,000. If your project is eligible, each dollar you raise will be matched with a dollar from the New York State Health Foundation. Start a project, or check out  list of resources in New York City we've compiled to help you plan a project. 

Learn more about this match opportunity 

What projects are eligible?

 

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. 

  • GROW BROWNSVILLE!

    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
  • Hip2B Healthy Fresh Food Box/Farmstand at PS 284

    Help build a student-run Fresh Food Box & farmstand & flea at PS 284. Empower kids to be healthy changemakers in Brownsville, an area with one of NYC"s highest obesity, diabetes, heart disease rates.

    NEEDS: $0 of 12,484 + 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