We are pleased to announce a call for projects for ioby's "Green Schools" match event. We are grateful to the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation's fourth year of support to ioby, the funding from which is supporting the "Green Schools" match.

This is a special opportunity to support schools who are starting a new environmental project. With the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation "Green Schools" match, donations to your ioby campaign will be doubled.

The deadline to apply is Friday, January 30.  Just fill out the quick & easy form below. The form should only take about 15 minutes; it's not a formal application, rather it's a way for us to learn more about you. 

Want some inspiration on starting a green project in your school? Check out the ioby Green Schools Guide, 5 Projects Any School Can Do to Make Environmental Learning Part of the Curriculum and Life in 5 Easy Steps, with contributions from ioby Leaders Molly Culver, Sashti Balasundaram, Jared Cole, Colleen Kirk and Stacey Ornstein. You can read it and download the guide by clicking here.

Want to learn more? Join us for an informational webinar:

  • Thursday, Jan 15 at 5:30-6pm EST (register here)
  • Saturday, January 24 at 12:00-12:30pm EST (register here)


1. The project budgets may not exceed $1,000. Donations to your campaign will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500. 

2. The project must be new. It should be the first time the school has tried something like what you're proposing. 

3. The project must be led by a school or on school property, and involve students.

4. The project must be environmental. 


To participate, you must agree to the following:

1. You must apply by Friday, January 30. You'll hear back from us by Tuesday, February 3.

2. You must have more than one more person on your team.

3. You must attend the “ ioby Campaign Essentials" webinar training on February 11 at 6pm EST, as well as a 1-hour group call on Monday, February 23 at 6pm Eastern.

4. You must complete your ioby campaign content by February 11.

5. You must begin the soft launch of your campaign anytime after February 11, and raise 25% of your budget by 5pm on Wednesday, February 25.

6. You must participate in a 24 hour public match event on Thursday, February 26. 

7. The match will double all donations to your campaign, dollar for dollar, up to $50 for a maximum of $500 per campaign.

Sample projects:

·       School garden

·       Fresh food sale

·       Composting program

·       Green infrastructure on school grounds

·       Healthy eating courses

·       Zero waste cafeterias

·       Recycling program

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