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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

  • New Yorkers for New York

    New Yorkers for New York #NY4NY

    New Yorkers for New York is a free public service created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide all frontline and essential workers the mental and emotional wellness support they need, NOW.

    NEEDS: $0 of 735
  • Online Learning with Allergic to Salad

    Customized online cooking lessons with content ranging from STEM-, CORE-, and life skills-based enrichment, live classes, a culinary help line, and more!

    NEEDS: $14,958 of 16,495
  • WATERSHED RED HOOK

    Catalyzing conversation about climate change and infrastructure issues that are critical to areas like Red Hook.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,910
  • Ocean Bay Community Gardens

    The Ocean Bay Community Gardens will serve as a resource for residents to learn about gardening, gain access to fresh and nutritious produce, and to make informed decisions about their health and diet. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 28,565
  • Building new raised garden beds with volunteers

    Grow our Garden!

    Help us grow and beautify Wyckoff-Fidler park including planting 3000 bulbs, 3 new raised garden bed, and a garden shed. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,857 + Volunteers
  • Best of Brownsville Photo Project

    Three photo display kiosks located under the elevated line on Livonia showcase images from the public curated by local youth over an 11 month installation to display the best qualities of Brownsville.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,525 + Volunteers
  • Blooming Streets- NYCHA Community Garden

    This project is a contribution to New York City's sustainable future.  We're growing flowers, we're growing friendships, we're growing a community.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,323 + Volunteers
  • Isabahlia Healthy Food Festival

    The Isabahlia Healthy Food Festival is a day dedicated to engaging Livonia Avenue and spreading the word about the importance about eating healthy to Brownsville residents.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,254
  • Good Vibes concerts

    A Place for Community at 125th & Park

    This summer, we hope to start warm-weather activities EARLIER and keep them going LONGER THAN EVER BEFORE! In 2017, backed by popular demand, we plan to be in the plaza with full programming from MAY TO OCTOBER.

    NEEDS: $0 of 20,635 + Volunteers