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Matching Funds for NYC Green Infrastructure Projects

Today ioby is proud to announce a call for small-scale, community-led green infrastructure projects inside of the Gowanus Canal watershed. Projects that meet this criteria, with budgets of up to $3,000, will be eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching funds applied to your ioby campaign.

ioby is a community of donors, volunteers and leaders working to make their neighborhoods stronger and more sustainable. Leaders can run ioby campaigns to “crowd-fund” their ideas for their neighborhoods. ioby often runs match campaigns to incentivize and support certain project types. This match campaign is designed to support small-scale projects around the Gowanus Canal that reduce storm water.

To qualify, you must submit your project idea at ioby.org/idea by 6pm, July 3, 2014. Include in the project description the ways you believe your project will measurably reduce storm water.

To support leaders in the Gowanus Canal watershed who may be starting green infrastructure projects for the first time, we’re also announcing today the release of ioby’s Guide to Green Infrastructure, 5 Projects that any Community Can Do to Reduce Storm Water Runoff in 5 Easy Steps . You can find out more about this guide here.

“$49,275 raised, 811 Donors, 43 Neighborhoods, 1 Innovative Foundation” …Get the Full Story on Philanthrogeek

We’re pleased to announce that ioby is a contributor to Philanthrogeek, the new blog dedicated to exploring all the new vehicles for giving, from crowdfunding to SOUPs. Experts from the Awesome Foundation, Pollination Project, and many many more are all joining in the conversation. ioby has kicked off the conversation around crowdfunding and foundation philanthropy with the case study from our Back to School match campaign funded by the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation.

To read the article–Crowdfunding + Foundation Philanthropy = Leveraged Community Engagement and Giving–in full, click here.