ioby and the New York State Health Foundation are thrilled to present the participants of the 2016 Healthy Neighborhoods Challenge!

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 (Aug-Oct 2016).  And so your donations went 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 $200 of donations were matched during this challenge.

Rouses Point Fitness Trail

"You don't stop playing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop playing"

NEEDS: $0 of 10,335

Rocking the Boat Alumni Rowing Team

Rocking the Boat’s Alumni Rowing Team is a fun, exercise-based initiative that allows alumni from this South Bronx-based Youth Development Program to practice and participate in local and regional races.  

NEEDS: $0 of 13,116
We Run Brownsville

We Run Brownsville Spring 2017

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


NEEDS: $0 of 5,443
Baobab Wellness

Baobab Fit - Brownsville

Baobab Fit is a mothly wellness workshop to be held in Brownsville Brooklyn. The purpose is to encourage Mother of Color to invest in health living options in their community. 

NEEDS: $0 of 1,882 + Volunteers
July 9th Bringing the Peace in Drew Park with NCO's and  some BBall

Bringing The Peace and Building Community

Work with community members in caring for our Park; Sustain & build greater relationship with our Community Officers with positive engagement that foster culture change and sustainable outcomes.

NEEDS: $0 of 1,352 + Volunteers
Community Garden

Community Clean Up (C.C.UP)

It will be a community garden and educational space run by the neighborhood to better Niagara Falls!

NEEDS: $0 of 840 + Volunteers

Project Green Space

Project Green Space will host multiple community cleanups and educate the community about healthy choices through a community garden. We will plant fruits and vegetables that will be available to the community.

NEEDS: $0 of 582 + Volunteers
Tuesday Turn Up

Turn It Up Tuesdays

We would like to have family oriented line dancing in the park on a biweekly basis. HCRC and its members will canvas our service area  encouraging and promoting excercise for the families.

NEEDS: $0 of 660 + Volunteers

Super Awesome Active Birthday Parties

Providing NYCHA child residents and the greater community with the opportunity to celebrate their birthdays with outdoor play, delicious cupcakes, and healthy snacks in East Harlem at Mad Fun Farm and Jefferson Houses.

NEEDS: $0 of 1,682

Let's Get Moving! Bringing Free Yoga to the Park.

We are seeking to provide a relaxing and healthful experience to LES residents by bringing a short-term, weekly, free, outdoor yoga class to Corlears Hook Park in the spring of 2017. 

NEEDS: $0 of 3,290