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:

  • Newtown Fruit Trail

    The Newtown Fruit Trail sign campaign

    To provide informational signs for the trail filled with fruit and nut plants and trees along a portion of a looped multipurpose traill at the Fairfield Hills Campus.    

    NEEDS: $0 of 50 + Volunteers
  • Tree Spa for Urban Forest Healing

    Help us expand our education programs in Hartford, reaching more students and families with the maple syrup steamroom experience and rebuilding community connections to Indigenous stewardship in Connecticut!

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,304 + Volunteers
  • Enfield Community Gardens

    The Enfield Community Gardens will be a place where people come to experience a sense of community and learn about growing their own organic vegetables and herbs. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,915
  • Newtown Forest Association

    Interns saving Newtown's forests

    Funding interns to help save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation in Newtown

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,800
  • Seth Thomas Park

    Seth Thomas Park Revitalization

    Seth Thomas Park needs to get “SHOVELS IN THE DIRT”!

    Our revitalization project needs support to get to our $35,000.00 goal for the engineered “Shovel Ready” plans. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,740 + Volunteers
  • West Hartford Pride

    Its more than a party... it will be a celebration of diversity, unity, and family for the entire community!

    NEEDS: $0 of 9,450 + Volunteers
  • 2020 Clean UPs

    Help fund Clean UP East Haven's 2020 events. Funds go to supplies, equipment, and education

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,642 + Volunteers
  • SEED

    Sustainable Essex SEED Discussion Series

    The Sustainable Essex Environmental Discussion series (SEED), is focuseed on creating awareness, and driving household and community change.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,561

    Pollinator Pathways educate and unite our communities in a positive way, as we all move towards a safer, friendlier and more considerate way of living. Please join us. 


    NEEDS: $0 of 7,878 + Volunteers