Have a great idea for a project that improves your NYC neighborhood green space? Want to raise project funds while involving your neighbors and finding volunteers? 

Partnerships for Parks will DOUBLE donations to projects that crowdfund with ioby to improve NYC’s green spaces! Get up to $2,500 in donations matched dollar-for-dollar with the Partnerships for Parks Crowdfunding Challenge for ioby campaigns that benefit your local park, community garden green street, or street trees. 

To get started, visit the Partnerships for Parks website via the links below to read the full eligibility guidelines, frequently asked questions, and complete the online application. ​

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Eligibility Guidelines   Frequently Asked Questions   


The Partnerships for Parks team is reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so apply soon! Once your project has been approved, you'll be connected with ioby's coaching team who will help you get started fundraising with ioby, and you can get started fundraising with ioby at the end of the month your project is approved in. For example, if your project is reviewed in February, you'll be notified and can start building your ioby fundraising page on  March 1st. When you begin fundraising, the donations you raise will be instantly doubled up to $2,500 per project.

Funds are available on a rolling basis until they’ve been used up, so talk to your neighbors today about getting started!

Questions about applying to this program? Reach out to the Partnerships for Parks grants team at grants@cityparksfoundation.org or 212-602-5349. 

Questions about fundraising with ioby? Learn the basics about ioby here and learn more about crowdfunding your community project from our resources.  Direct questions to Ethany Uttech at ethany@ioby.org or 347-662-2439.   

Support a project below to get your donation doubled!

  • Site of native woodland garden.

    Native Garden for J. Hood Wright Park

    We are fundraising to purchase native plants for a new garden.  

    The park is located in upper Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood from W173rd to W176th Streets.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,191 + Volunteers
  • FLO's Green Neighbor Family Day

    A family event centered around crafting with natural materials to celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted's vision of the need for nature in all of our lives. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,350
  • Free Red Hook Kayaking

    Red Hook & Gowanus Youth Ambassador Leadership in Brooklyn

    Young mariners are the voice of our environmental future; help us teach the skills to be effective leaders.  Boaters need to be responsive, quick thinkers, because our seas and weather are constantly changing.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,107 + Volunteers
  • Wooden Mock-Up


    "TimberWolf" is a metaphor of how waste can be repurposed into a beautiful and practical asset to the community that produces it. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,328 + Volunteers
  • Children and Women train at a recent Bullettrun parkour class at Wingate Park.


    The pandemic's impact has made Bullettrun's free parkour program more popular with students of all ages; and challenged our black teachers like never before.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,660 + Volunteers
  • Nurture by Nature

    Reviving a neglected playground and empowering a local community from the ground up.

    NEEDS: $0 of 7,150 + Volunteers
  • Gardeners Corps

    Make your park beautiful.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,112 + Volunteers
  • Regrow Together in the Harlem Rose Garden

    After our garden was flattened by storms in May 2020, we are rebuilding the Harlem Rose Garden as a living honor to the community. In regrowing the garden, we are creating a place for our own regrowth together.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,391
  • Work In Progress

    Save Our English Elm Trees

    Stuyvesant Square Park is lucky to have two heritage English elms that are well over 100 years old. The trees are in need of attention by professionals to ensure they remain healthy for all to enjoy. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,112
  • Bring Art to Our Beds

    As a part of the Arts Gowanus ArtWalk on Atlantic Ave, we want to install a vibrant public art installation around the tree beds along the 1.5 mile stretch from 4th Avenue to the Waterfront. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 7,253 + Volunteers
  • Street View of Garden/ Proposed lighting area

    West 132nd St. Garden

    Help us take the garden to the next level. We plan to install lighting and greatly renovate the lawn by installing an underground drainage system.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,473 + Volunteers