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Times are tough, but New York City is tougher.

It's a challenging time all over the country, and it feels even harder and more painful right now in New York City. We're feeling that too. We've all still got a ways to go to overcome this crisis, but we know that New York will also be a beacon of hope to the world. Just as sure as we’re facing challenging times now, so too will we roll up our sleeves and heal, rebuild, and recover with that tenacity and grit you can only find in New York City. 

Working together, even as we practice social distancing and follow the CDC's and the Health Department's guidelines, we know we'll get through this. Check out the projects below that are crowdfunding right now to respond to this crisis or start your own project. 

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Ready to get started? Share your idea with us here and you’ll get an ioby Success Strategist dedicated to you. They’ll offer personalized coaching to help you work through developing your project idea, fundraising for it in your community, and bringing it to life. Remember, to be eligible to crowdfund with ioby your project must take place in the United States, be local to where you live, work, or play, and have a clear public and community benefit that anyone can access. Learn more about eligibility.

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What projects are eligible?

Projects currently crowdfunding

  • 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
  • Bridging Gowanus meeting with Councilmember Brad Lander

    The Gowanus Atlas

    The Gowanus Atlas is an analytical community planning tool that visualizes and gives voice to the complex urban, ecological, and sociological issues facing a culturally diverse neighborhood undergoing rapid change.

    NEEDS: $0 of 22,975 + Volunteers
  • Clean ups and services at Rainey Park

    To establish a local park group, along our core programming around economic development and civic engagement as mutually reinforcing efforts to create a strong, vibrant community around Rainey Park and in the Bronx.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,095 + Volunteers
  • 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
  • A Truck for the Trees!

    The money raised will allow us to transport volunteers, tools, plants and compost to numerous gardens and tree pits throughout the Watershed.

    NEEDS: $0 of 27,230 + Volunteers
  • Behind Bars in Brooklyn


    We will provide adaptive bikes to 4-5 children a year by raising $10,000 in 2017. Every dollar contributed goes toward the cost of buying bikes and spreading the word to enlarge our community of supporters.

    NEEDS: $0 of 9,679
  • The CLIMB Chronicles

    The CLIMB Chronicles Round 2

    Please help us to share our story and to inspire others to CLIMB in their neighborhood and spread the joy!

    NEEDS: $815 of 1,115
  • Electric Car

    Build an Electric vehicle for the delivery of raw ice cream.  A local ice cream manufacturer in New York.


    NEEDS: $2,100 of 2,160
  • The PS 68 Garden of Unity - Native Plant Project

    The Native Plant Project will help restore pollinator habitats to the Northeast Bronx by installing native plants within our new vegetable garden on the PS 68X campus, Bronx, NY, 10466.

    NEEDS: $634 of 670