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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. 

  • 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