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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

  • 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
  • Allergic to Salad - Kids Get Cooking

    More healthy cooking classes! We're looking to fund FOUR children and ONE adult classes right now (5 total)! There is already a list of over 200 kiddies (and growing) eager to get cooking-- let's make it happen!

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,225