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. 

Double your donations

Please note that you cannot participate in two match funds at the same time, but if you exhaust one fund and are eligible for another you may then participate in an additional match fund opportunity.​ Matches are first-come, first-served until funds are exhausted.

NYC COVID-19 Neighborhood Relief Fund

When you crowdfund for a project that provides relief for low-income neighbors who might be hardest hit by this crisis, we'll match up to $8,000 and we'll waive our fiscal sponsorship and platform fees. Relief projects should be led or co-led by residents of the neighborhoods that projects take place in, and/or people personally affected by the issues the project addresses. Project leaders should have strong relationships with the communities they plan to serve.

Eligible projects include providing essential emergency supplies like food, baby supplies, medication and more; Providing masks, gloves, and other protective gear to low-wage essential workers; providing tech and internet access to those that need them; offering affordable health services like prenatal care, trauma counseling, and mental health services; learn more about eligibility for this program here. 

Learn how to get matched

NYC COVID-19 Just Recovery Match Fund

It isn't a secret that when crisis hits, Black communities often bear the brunt of the impact, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no different. In many ways, COVID-19 is simply exposing the many racial inequities that have long existed in our nation. That means that our response to it has to be informed by racial equity, and we want to lend a hand. It isn't a secret that when crisis hits, Black communities often bear the brunt of the impact, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no different. In many ways, COVID-19 is simply exposing the many racial inequities that have long existed in our nation. That means that our response to it has to be informed by racial equity, and we want to lend a hand. Get up to $8,000 in donations matched, dollar-for-dollar. 

Learn how to get matched

Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge

The Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge supports everyday neighbors (that's you!) as they take an active role in creating a culture of health in neighborhoods across New York State. Any project that helps to create a culture of health in your community can be eligible. These can include projects that address the impacts of COVID-19 in your community; improve street safety; add greenery; improve access to affordable healthy food; promote walking, biking, or exercise; educate your neighbors about healthy choices; and much more. When you crowdfund with ioby to raise the money you need to launch a project that boosts your community's health, we'll double your donations dollar-for-dollar up to $8,000.

Learn how to get matched

 

Projects currently crowdfunding

  • We Run Brownsville Fall 2017

    We Run Brownsville - Next Level

    We Run Brownsville is a grassroots effort to encourage women who are living and working in Brownsville to take ownership of their physical, mental and emotional wellness.

    NEEDS: $0 of 7,760
  • Our Student Stewardship Team

    ASLA-NY Student Stewardship Program

    The Student Stewardship Program aims to inspire NYC students to discover landscape architecture and enviromental awareness through engaging, hands-on projects in their schoolyard and neighborhood.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,065
  • United Students of NYC Meeting

    Vote At 17

    We're a grassroots, youth-run organization dedicated to improving youth engagement and representation in politics.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,090
  • Shore Fest 2013

    Shore Fest is a car-free celebration on Shore Boulevard sponsored by The Astoria Park Alliance. Shore Fest re-imagines public space and celebrates cultural diversity through free music, performance, and fun.

    NEEDS: $0 of 532 + Volunteers
  • Allergic to Salad - Chef-Led 2 Class Series

    We'll partner with a local restaurant for awesome chef-led classes.
    Together we'll explore a healthy recipe, develop kitchen skills and cook!

    NEEDS: $0 of 994 + Volunteers
  • Allergic to Salad – Rolling up Sushi!

    We'll be rolling up sushi when this class is funded! Healthy, hands-on cooking lessons explore seasonal, nut-free international cuisine with kids. Real food makes no excuses!

    NEEDS: $0 of 648 + Volunteers
  • Allergic to Salad- Thai-licious!

    We'll be cooking up some Thai food when this class is funded! Healthy, hands-on cooking lessons explore seasonal, nut-free international cuisine with kids. Real food makes no excuses!

    NEEDS: $0 of 648 + Volunteers
  • Composting in Western Queens

    Composting in western Queens will bring more materials, workshops, and infrastructure for composting to Astoria, Long Island City, Jackson Heights, Sunnyside, and Woodside.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,271