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!

  • CPE II Garden

    Bring a Kitchen Classroom to CPE II

    Central Park East II School is raising money to fund a kitchen classroom conversion, garden education, and garden supplies. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,335
  • KSG long shot

    Garden Ambassador Program

    The 16-week Garden Ambassador Program will allow 3 ambassadors to build urban gardening skills, learn about urban agriculture careers, and get a $1,000 stipend to help maintain the Kelly Street Garden in the South Bronx.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,125
  • Child Welfare Organizing Project

    Our goal: Upgrade our kitchen to meet NYC standards to partner with Food Bank of NY.  This will allow us to provide healthy/nutrituious meals to the participants of our programming at no cost to our organization.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,185
  • Founding Director, Susan Rodriguez riding the Fender Blender Bike.

    Charge Up East Harlem

    SMART is hoping to acquire a charging back plus an ice cream maker attachment for our Fender Blender bike. We want to become a healthy eating and emergency preparedness hub to our community. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,185 + Volunteers
  • The Hunts Point Hustle

    The Hunts Point Hustle is a 5k run/walk event on October 1st that will raise funds to help Sustainable South Bronx to provide green jobs training to low income New Yorkers. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,185
  • Our Instructor, Emily

    Champlain Valley Family Yoga

    Help create a yoga center at Champlain Valley Family Center giving those in recovery the inspiration to begin their own yoga practice.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,125
  • Please donate to get the Bronx Salad into South Bronx restaurants

    The Bronx Salad

    The Bronx Salad will increase access to healthy food options in The South Bronx and support local businesses. The salad features locally sourced ingredients that represent the culinary diversity of the borough.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,640
  • Harlem Grown 127 Street Farm

    Harlem Grown is opening a new 127 Street Farm to expand our programming within Central & East Harlem. Your support will help Harlem Grown to grow 5,000 pounds of produce by the end of 2017 across all our properties.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,335
  • Perry’s Mills Park

    Let us come together to rebuild a safe place for children and families to socialize, get together and just plain have fun!

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,495
  • Farmers proudly sell their locally-grown produce

    The South Bronx Farmers Market - New Market Day

    We are launching our first mid-week market to serve our community. We need funds to help cover costs for supplies and staffing, who are essential in facilitating SNAP/EBT sales and ensuring that the market runs smoothly.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,335 + Volunteers