Start a Project | Eligibility | Learn More | Support a Project | About the Match 

Crowdfund for sustainability— we’ll match what you raise

Making our communities more sustainable, healthy, and vibrant will take all kinds of projects. From city-led infrastructure initiatives, to simple actions our neighborhoods can take like community gardens and solar power for our schools, we all have a role to play. Are you ready to pitch in? 

Fundraise for your idea with ioby and you could get your dollars doubled through the Sustainable CT Community Match Fund! Sustainable CT and ioby are partnering to offer the Sustainable CT Community Match Fund as a flexible funding mechanism for sustainability projects in Connecticut, with the generous support of Smart Seed Fund and Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.  

Up to $25,000 in match funding is available for any project that works to create a  more vibrant and resilient Connecticut. Whether you’re dreaming of more green spaces, better public transit, solar for public spaces, more affordable energy-efficient housing, or composting programs, check out this match opportunity to help make your fundraising work go twice as far! 

Start a Project


What kind of projects are eligible? 

This match supports projects that have a publicly accessible benefit and make Connecticut communities more vibrant and sustainable, aligning with Sustainable CT's comprehensive action roadmap. Eligible projects could include solar power for public spaces, rain gardens, greening sidewalks, improved public transit, bike safety classes, park improvements, or buy local campaigns. Whatever your great idea is to boost your neighborhood's sustainability, we want to hear it! 

Eligibility Guidelines   Frequently asked questions


Learn More 

Looking for support as you get started on a project? We’ve got your back. Join ioby and Sustainable CT for one of our training  sessions to learn more about this opportunity and get key tips to help bring your project to life!

Sustainable CT is presenting a series of in-person workshops across the state of Connecticut. These workshops are an opportunity for you to learn more about the Community Match Fund, ask questions, and get connected with other changemakers like you around the neighborhood.

Check out upcoming trainings and RSVP here. 

Want more information about civic crowdfunding? Check out some of our online resources to get started. Remember, when you crowdfund with ioby, you’ll also have access to a leader success strategist who can help you plan your campaign, reach for milestones with you, and help get you unstuck when you need support. 

Have questions? We have answers! Check out some frequently asked questions here.

Support a Project 

Get inspired by some of the national sustainability projects already funded on ioby below, and start a project of your own to be featured here! 

  • Evergreen Rain Garden

    A rain garden on unmaintained property to provide benefits of residential surface management techniques, including beautification, native plant propagation, & species diversity.

    NEEDS: $0 of 1,374 + Volunteers
  • Soulardarity

    Shining a light on Highland Park with 200 community-owned solar-powered streetlights.

    NEEDS: $0 of 13,035
  • Map of the Firefly Trail from Athens to Union Point, including Maxeys

    Firefly Trail Model Miles Project

    Our model miles will help make the Firefly Trail a reality in Maxeys, Union Point and Athens, providing safe options for exercise and transportation while demonstrating the benefits the full trail will provide.

    NEEDS: $0 of 61,835