Grow to Learn is partnering with ioby in the 2017-2018 school year to provide matching dollars and one-on-one crowdfunding coaching to school gardens across New York City!  

When you fundraise on ioby for your school garden, you'll access ioby training materials and be paired with a Leader Success Strategist who will help you plan and run a successful crowdfunding campaign. And if you fundraise with a Grow to Learn Matching Grant, every dollar you raise will be doubled, up to $2,000! It's a great way to leverage Grow to Learn's grant dollars, and to build a donor base in your community to help take your school garden program to the next level. 


Apply now 

Read the full eligibility details and apply for funding on Grow to Learn's website by October 27th, 2017. Once approved for match funding, you can begin your ioby campaign anytime. We recommend fundraising either in November/December 2017, or before spring break in 2018, but you must close out your campaign by June 1st, 2018 at absolute latest. 

Apply here 


Learn more 

Learn the basics about ioby on our general FAQ page, read more about how match funding on ioby works on our match FAQ page, or join us for Crowdfunding for Communities, our monthly introductory webinar that covers crowdfunding basics and includes time for Q&A with ioby staff.

ioby FAQ         Match Grant FAQ          Register for a Webinar


Campaigns below have the opportunity to win up to $2,000 ive to a campaign below Check out these past Grow to Learn campaigns for inspiration!

  • 3rd Street Garden Reconstruction

    We want to create an outdoor classroom for students, teachers and parents to work together to maintain and develop.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,603
  • Outdoor as a Classroom

    We want to create an outdoor classroom curricular area by designing a more accessible garden for our students with disabilities, an outdoor art class, a movement area and a science classroom.

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,032
  • Seeds of Friendship Garden

    Our collaborative effort between schools to improve academic and social development and to inspire environmental stewardship. The two schools continue to create intimate connections as one community. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,255