ioby  and the New York State Health Foundation are thrilled to present the participants of the 2017 Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge!

Check out the last round of Healthy Neighborhoods Projects here.

Gifts to the projects below support residents taking an active role in creating a culture of health in their neighborhoods.

Donations to these campaigns were  matched dollar-for-dollar* by the New York State Health Foundation during the fundraising period (April 13 - June 1, 2017).  Your donations will go twice as far in supporting projects that are working to improve public health outcomes across New York State.

Thank you for supporting these amazing projects!

*The first $1,000 of each donation will be matched during this challenge.

As of June 2, 2017, donations to the campaigns below are no longer being matched.

  • Farmers proudly sell their locally-grown produce

    The South Bronx Farmers Market - New Market Day

    We are launching our first mid-week market to serve our community. We need funds to help cover costs for supplies and staffing, who are essential in facilitating SNAP/EBT sales and ensuring that the market runs smoothly.

    NEEDS: $0 of 10,335 + Volunteers
  • The Bronx is Blooming!

    The Program for Leaders Advancing their Community's Environment (PLACE) empowers Bronx high school and college students to mentor their communities in the preservation and revitalization of local parks.

    NEEDS: $0 of 20,635 + Volunteers
  • Along the river

    Cada Paso: The Next Step

    Cada Paso has been activating health in East Harlem for three years. This year we're enhancing food security and promoting leadership opportunities for our families. 



    NEEDS: $0 of 10,232
  • [re]New Lots: Artist Incubator & Vendor Market

    re]New Lots: Artist Incubator & Vendor Market project utilizes recycled shipping containers to transform vacant property into burgeoning neighborhood hubs hosting below market rate storefronts and artist studios.

    NEEDS: $0 of 7,185
  • Good Vibes concerts

    A Place for Community at 125th & Park

    This summer, we hope to start warm-weather activities EARLIER and keep them going LONGER THAN EVER BEFORE! In 2017, backed by popular demand, we plan to be in the plaza with full programming from MAY TO OCTOBER.

    NEEDS: $0 of 20,635 + Volunteers
  • Spread Awareness for Sickle Cell Disease

    Benefit Concert for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness

    Morrisania Band Project is hosting a concert to spread awareness in June 2017, in partnership with Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network. The goal is to contribute to a culture of health in Morrisania.

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,000 + Volunteers
  • Blooming Streets- NYCHA Community Garden

    This project is a contribution to New York City's sustainable future.  We're growing flowers, we're growing friendships, we're growing a community.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,323 + Volunteers
  • Lydia's Magic Garden

    Lydia's Magic Garden

    After redevelopment, LMG lost the majority of its plantings and was littered with debris. Volunteers will build grow beds for vegetables & fruits, plant flowers, install a shed, and create seating areas.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,550 + Volunteers
  • Youth Culinary Classes & Equipment

    Allergic to Salad has a base of educators and schools sites. Thru funding of this campaign we will fully donate Culinary Kits to partner sites in the HNC, while offering donated kits + affordable classes to new partners!

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,693 + Volunteers
  • We Run Brownsville

    We Run Brownsville is a walk/run wellness program exculsively for women that is designed to prioritize individual care through the lens of collective responsibility and active community activism. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,845