ioby and the New York State Health Foundation are thrilled to present the participants of the 2016-2017 Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge!

Gifts to the projects below supported residents taking an active role in creating a culture of health in their neighborhoods.

Donations to these campaigns were  matched dollar-for-dollar* by the New York State Health Foundation during 2016 and 2017.    And so your donations went twice as far in supporting projects that are working to improve public health outcomes across New York State.

Thank you for supporting these amazing projects!

  • Rouses Point Fitness Trail

    "You don't stop playing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop playing"

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,335
  • Rocking the Boat Alumni Rowing Team

    Rocking the Boat’s Alumni Rowing Team is a fun, exercise-based initiative that allows alumni from this South Bronx-based Youth Development Program to practice and participate in local and regional races.  

    NEEDS: $0 of 13,116
  • 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
  • Community Garden

    Community Clean Up (C.C.UP)

    It will be a community garden and educational space run by the neighborhood to better Niagara Falls!

    NEEDS: $0 of 840 + Volunteers
  • Project Green Space

    Project Green Space will host multiple community cleanups and educate the community about healthy choices through a community garden. We will plant fruits and vegetables that will be available to the community.

    NEEDS: $0 of 582 + Volunteers
  • Tuesday Turn Up

    Turn It Up Tuesdays

    We would like to have family oriented line dancing in the park on a biweekly basis. HCRC and its members will canvas our service area  encouraging and promoting excercise for the families.

    NEEDS: $0 of 660 + Volunteers
  • Super Awesome Active Birthday Parties

    Providing NYCHA child residents and the greater community with the opportunity to celebrate their birthdays with outdoor play, delicious cupcakes, and healthy snacks in East Harlem at Mad Fun Farm and Jefferson Houses.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,682
  • Let's Get Moving! Bringing Free Yoga to the Park.

    We are seeking to provide a relaxing and healthful experience to LES residents by bringing a short-term, weekly, free, outdoor yoga class to Corlears Hook Park in the spring of 2017. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,290