The NYC Green Fund Crowdfunding Challenge matches donations to projects that improve or maintain NYC’s green spaces and build community through these efforts.

Check out this webinar for everything you need to know about
raising money through the NYC Green Fund Crowdfunding Challenge.


Up to $3,000 in donations are matched for ioby campaigns that benefit your local park, community garden, green street or street tree.

click here to learn more and fill out an application

Questions about the eligibility terms or the application? Reach the Partnerships for Parks grants team at:


When you crowdfund with an ioby match program, you'll get:

  • While you crowdfund, donations will be doubled instantly.
    (Up to $500 per donation and $3,000 per organization.)

  • Our free resources and guidance for how to crowdfund.

  • A one-on-one ioby crowdfunding coach to teach you how to successfully raise donations.

  • We offer fiscal sponsorship to groups that are not a 501c3.  

  • Our fees are very low because we are a nonprofit.

  • Questions about crowdfunding with ioby? Email


2023 Participants:


  • Clean Dirt For Highbridge Bike Park 2024

    Help rebuild NYC's premiere dirt-terrain park into a world-class riding facility with a smooth, low maintenance riding surface, and more features, terrain, and progression than ever before!

    NEEDS: $0 of 30,612 + Volunteers
  • Path To Wellness

    Our mission is in preserving our current portion of Earth for our futures generations.

    NEEDS: $4,548 of 5,348 + Volunteers
  • Beautification events

    Back to Beautiful

    This project will help the East Harlem neighborhood get back to beautiful after dealing with the COVID pandemic and loving their beautiful placed they call home. We have planned amazing arts activities and special guest.

    NEEDS: $1,546 of 1,546 + Volunteers
  • J. Hood Wright Park Dog Run

    Help support repairs to one of the most utilized dog runs in Upper Manhattan; a place of real community for dogs and dog lovers in Upper Manhattan. 

    NEEDS: $4,703 of 5,435
  • Help Owl's Head Park

    Save the trees at Owl's Head Park. 

    Help the grounds of Owl's Head Park to thrive. 

    Support the greening efforts of the volunteers at Owl's Head Park.

    NEEDS: $1,153 of 1,523 + Volunteers

     We’re looking forward to buying a pricey, privilege gadget for the underprivileged youth throughout central harlem and bringing it to Holcombe Rucker Park this summer of 2023.

    NEEDS: $5,635 of 5,635
  • Kaiser Park Cleanup

    It's My Estuary Day

    The New York State Marine Education Association will be hosting our annual Coastal Cleanup, "It's My Estuary Day," in Kaiser Park, Coney Island on May 11th 2024 from 8:30 am - 2 pm.

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,150 + Volunteers
  • Gaby D'Alessandro's 2016 illustration of Olmsted for The Atlantic

    Keep Frederick Law Olmsted Alive on Staten Island !

    We will offer free events for children and adults and  will commission a portrait of Olmsted as he may have appeared in the years he lived at Tosomock. Keep Olmsted alive on Staten Island!

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,093
  • Friends of Gulick Park

    Friends of Gulick Park Fall Pumpkin Painting Celebration

    We are organizing our favorite annual fall event that will include Pumpkin Painting art project, an exercise/movement component, a wildly popular face painting activity, and spring bulb planting.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,599 + Volunteers