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COVID-19: Times are tough, but our communities are tougher. Learn more about how you and your neighbors can play a part in tackling community challenges.

  

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. ​

Apply Now

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!

 
  • 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
  • Local young people design their own labyrinth art at East River Park, 2016

    Bringing the Arts to East River Park

    We aim to utilize East River Park as an open studio, bringing art, music and digital storytelling to local youth in the surrounding community.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,275
  • native plants garden BIRDLINK blooming Schedule

    BIRDLINKny

    BIRDLINK is an interactive native-plant sculpture, designed to support urban and migratory birds and engage communitys sharing urban space.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,390 + Volunteers
  • It's My Park Day

    Pitch In for Our Park

    Help the North Pacific Playground and Garden reach their full potential!

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,095 + Volunteers
  • The Greenbelt Trail System is 35-miles long.

    Staten Island's Greenbelt

    Working to promote, protect and sustain Staten Island's 2,800-acre Greenbelt, one of seven of New York City's flagship parks.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,000 + Volunteers