The ioby: Sustainable CT Community Match Fund is now closed. In 2019 and 2020, the ioby: Sustainable CT Community Match Fund invested $360,000 in resident leaders to make communities more sustainable, healthy, and vibrant.

With the generous support of Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation; Smart Seed Fund, an initiative of Hampshire Foundation; and Sustainable CT, ioby partnered with Sustainable CT to support residents with good ideas for projects to make their neighborhoods more sustainable. Together, these projects helped create a more vibrant and resilient Connecticut.
Resident leaders envisioned more green spaces, better public transit, solar for public spaces, more affordable energy-efficient housing, composting programs, protected natural habitats, and more! This match opportunity supported their fundraising work to go twice as far.
Overall, project leaders leveraged $360,000 in match funds to help raise an additional $378,722 with ioby— for a total of $738,542 in funding for resident-led sustainability work! See the grid below for examples of the many ways that residents worked to increase sustainability in their neighborhoods.

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The following projects participated in this ioby matching program:

  • Protect Your Rivers

    Help remove harmful aquatic invasive water chestnut for the health of communities and ecosystems along the Connecticut River. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 6,985 + Volunteers
  • Reservoir Community Farm

    Buy Local, Support Our Farmers During COVID-19

    Our community needs SAFE access to fresh, local, affordable food! Funds raised will help ensure our markets can afford to make the necessary changes to operate safely during COVID-19.

    NEEDS: $0 of 740
  • Future sitting area of the garden

    Gardens of East End

    Take time to smell the roses. Now more than ever it is important to rely on your neighbor. Join us as we plant, grow, and share crops together at the Gardens of East End.

    NEEDS: $0 of 9,495 + Volunteers
  • Pollinator Pathway at North Street

    Help us to reclaim an area historically dominated by invasives species and turn it into vibrant pollinator habitat. A place with native diversity and inspiration to viewers.

    NEEDS: $0 of 11,667
  • Linden tree planting on High St. by Welsleyan in honor of Krishna Winston

    Replace Our Trees

    Fight climate change and beautify Middletown and Portland, Connecticut, by contributing to plant trees.

    NEEDS: $0 of 14,249 + Volunteers
  • Our first donation in Spring of 2019

    Real Food Share

    Cultivating community-based health through producing and donating fresh produce to those in need.  

    NEEDS: $0 of 44,073 + Volunteers