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. 

  • We Run Brownsville

    We Run Brownsville is a walk/run wellness program exculsively for women that is designed to prioritize individual care through the lens of collective responsibility and active community activism. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,845
  • We Run Brownsville

    We Run Brownsville Spring 2017

    We Run Brownsville is a walk/run wellness program exclusively for women that is designed to prioritize essential self-care through the lens of collective responsibility and active community activism.


    NEEDS: $0 of 5,443
  • Best of Brownsville Photo Project

    Three photo display kiosks located under the elevated line on Livonia showcase images from the public curated by local youth over an 11 month installation to display the best qualities of Brownsville.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,525 + Volunteers
  • The We Run Brownsville Community Race

    The Brownsville Community Race will be the first ever community run to be held in Brownsville in order to raise awareness around existing health disparities and to celebrate grassroots efforts to transform the community.

    NEEDS: $0 of 9,305
  • Brownsville Student Farm

    Brownsville Student Farm is an oasis of plant and animal life in the middle of Brooklyn. We focus on youth education, providing a green community space and raising awareness about health and nutrition.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,294 + Volunteers
  • Make Music Brownsville

    Make Music Brownsville

    From Sidewalk to Stage: Connecting residents to open space, healthy foods and music.

    NEEDS: $0 of 963 + Volunteers