Have a great idea for a project that improves your NYC neighborhood green space? Want to raise project funds while involving your neighbors and finding volunteers?

 

Now, when you fundraise on ioby for a project that benefits your local park, community garden, green street, or street trees, you can access up to $1,000 in matching dollars on your ioby campaign through the Partnerships for Parks Crowdfunding Challenge! Plus you will receive customized, one-on-one fundraising support from one of ioby's experienced crowdfunding coaches.  

             

Start a Project

Partnerships for Parks has provided matching funds for ioby campaigns improving NYC’s green spaces! You can access match funding for your eligible ioby campaign anytime, for as long as funds remain available. Simply start fundraising anytime, and donations you raise from your community will be doubled as you fundraise, up to a maximum of $1,000 per project.

Funds are available on a rolling basis until they’ve been used up, so talk to your neighbors today about getting started on an ioby campaign soon!

To get started, click below to share your project idea with the ioby team and include the code NYCPARKSMATCH anywhere in your project description.

Be sure to review the full eligibility guidelines and ioby Match FAQ below before getting started.

When you share your project idea, an ioby Success Strategist will be in touch shortly to help put you on the path to fundraising success! You can begin creating an ioby campaign page immediately, but your Success Strategist will confirm your match funding eligibility and share valuable campaign planning resources with you before making your fundraising page live.

Share Your Idea

Eligibility

Match funding is available to a wide variety of projects that benefit NYC’s green spaces, and is available to local residents, informal groups, and nonprofits. Eligible projects for this program should:

1.    Provide a publicly accessible benefit or small-scale physical improvement to an NYC park, playground, community garden, street tree, or green street, anywhere in the five boroughs, on NYC Parks Department property. 

2.    Not be aimed at making private profit for a specific individual, family, or business entity.

3.    Be led by or engage the residents of the neighborhood where the green space is located.

4.    Be feasible, legal, and likely to be implemented by June 2018 at latest. Projects for improvements that require NYC Parks approval should have that approval before fundraising begins, if applicable.

5.    Be specific and concrete, and not a vague request for general operating support. Please note that all ioby campaign pages must include a budget outlining how funds will be spent.

6.    Receive final approval from Partnerships for Parks. 

Read the full eligibility guidelines here

Learn More

Read all the details about this match funding opportunity on our match funding FAQ page. 

       ioby Match Funding FAQ

Completely new to ioby? Learn the basics about us on our general FAQ page, or attend one of our monthly Crowdfunding for Communities webinars to learn the basics of crowdfunding with ioby. 

                                                                                           ioby General FAQ            Attend a webinar

Talk to your local Partnerships for Parks Outreach Coordinator about this opportunity or direct questions to Ethany Uttech, ioby Partnerships Manager, at ethany@ioby.org.

Check out these great projects for inspiration! 

The Friends of Washington Market Park

Butterfly Garden for Washington Market Park

We hope to make our park a welcoming stop for butterflies - some of which are endangered in NY state - and educate the community in the process. We will supply plants and erect fencing and signage.

NEEDS: $0 of 1,580

Clean ups and services at Rainey Park

To establish a local park group, along our core programming around economic development and civic engagement as mutually reinforcing efforts to create a strong, vibrant community around Rainey Park and in the Bronx.

NEEDS: $0 of 2,095 + Volunteers

2017 Father Fagan Flower Fund!

Our small neighborhood park relies on volunteers to keep FFP's plantings healthy and thriving.  We need community support to help buy plants and materials.  

NEEDS: $0 of 2,165 + Volunteers

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

Miles Davis Way First Annual Tree Bed Beautification

Our tree beds have been expanded and most of the new tree guards have been installed. Now we plan to plant our tree beds, bringing joy to passersby and pride to residents of Miles Davis Way. 

NEEDS: $0 of 3,985
Group Tree Lighting 2015

Christmas Tree Lighting At Springfield Park Queens

This project will be a community coat and clothing for about 25 underprivileged children in our community as well as toys to celebrate the joy of giving to our children. 

NEEDS: $0 of 1,840 + Volunteers