The 2020 program is closed. 

During 2020, Partnerships for Parks DOUBLED donations to projects that crowdfunded with ioby to improve NYC’s green spaces. Participants received $2,500 in matching, dollar-for-dollar for ioby campaigns that benefited your local parks, community gardens, green streets, or street trees. 


Questions about applying to this program?
Reach out to the Partnerships for Parks grants team at 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.   

2020 Participants:

  • 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