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:

  • Butterfly enjoying native flowers

    10 Gardens, 10 Parks

    Help us build ten new native plant and pollinator gardens in ten parks!  Our goal is to make beautiful natural spaces available to all corners of  West Hartford.  

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,250
  • Lachat Giving Garden

    Lachat Giving Garden

    Partnering with Social Services and the CT Food Bank CHIPS program, we grow to give organic produce to our neighbors facing food insecurity.  

    NEEDS: $0 of 18,919
  • Downtown Bridgeport mural project

    Colorful Bridgeport - Color It In Murals

    Downtown Bridgeport's humans, food, art, and business make it a place unlike any other. We invite you to Color It In and take action by adding to the vibrancy of the district.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,112 + Volunteers
  • youth crew standing around a tree they just planted

    New Haven's Tree Planting Crews

    Urban Resources Initiative (URI) provides paid training for youth and adults to plant all of the city's street trees.

    NEEDS: $0 of 20,576
  • Project logo

    Stamford Food Scrap Recycling Initiative

    Stamford Food Scrap Recycling and the City of Stamford need your support to start a Food Scrap Recycling Program to reduce the amount of garbage sent to landfills by diverting our food scraps to compost.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,550 + Volunteers
  • Haven's Harvest Hamden Expansion!

    Haven's Harvest is expanding our work in Hamden to recover good, excess food and redirect it to people, by engaging

    more food donors and community sites as partners.


    NEEDS: $0 of 25,770 + Volunteers
  • I Heart My Home CT NHS New Haven Home Energy Pilot Program

    I ♥ My Home CT

    Your opportunity to partner with NHS of New Haven to help residents save money on utility bills and make their homes healthier and more comfortable!

    NEEDS: $0 of 34,290