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


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.

Support a project below to get your donation doubled!

  • Tabling every month during our cleanup

    An Oak Tree for Squirrels

    On Jan. 21st, National Squirrel Day, we'll kick off our fundraiser to buy 1 white oak tree to provide shelter from the cold and acorns for food. We also aim to increase park stewardship to keep the park clean.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,338 + Volunteers
  • Group photo!

    The Champions of Whitey Ford Field

    We need your help to improve and preserve a run down multi-purpose ball field located in the Cradle of Astoria, Queens, NY. "Let's win one for Whitey Ford Field!"

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,115 + Volunteers
  • Free Guest Artist Dance Workshops

    FREE 90 minute dance workshops with legendary teaching artists in Afro-Fusion, Litefeet, Hip Hop and more! All ages and experience levels are welcomed. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,095 + Volunteers
  • native plants garden BIRDLINK blooming Schedule


    BIRDLINK is an interactive native-plant sculpture, designed to support urban and migratory birds and engage communitys sharing urban space.

    NEEDS: $0 of 5,390 + Volunteers
  • Local young people design their own labyrinth art at East River Park, 2016

    Bringing the Arts to East River Park

    We aim to utilize East River Park as an open studio, bringing art, music and digital storytelling to local youth in the surrounding community.

    NEEDS: $0 of 3,275
  • It's My Park Day

    Pitch In for Our Park

    Help the North Pacific Playground and Garden reach their full potential!

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,095 + Volunteers
  • Building new raised garden beds with volunteers

    Grow our Garden!

    Help us grow and beautify Wyckoff-Fidler park including planting 3000 bulbs, 3 new raised garden bed, and a garden shed. 

    NEEDS: $0 of 4,857 + Volunteers
  • The Greenbelt Trail System is 35-miles long.

    Staten Island's Greenbelt

    Working to promote, protect and sustain Staten Island's 2,800-acre Greenbelt, one of seven of New York City's flagship parks.

    NEEDS: $0 of 2,000 + Volunteers