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Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Cities Backs ioby Expansion

We are incredibly proud to announce our newest partnership with the Miami-Dade County Office of Sustainability. The staff at OOS—innovative leaders, fiercely dedicated to the future of Miami-Dade—invited ioby to replicate in Miami as an implementation partner on their five-year sustainability plan, GreenPrint. We could not be more excited about the opportunity, and we are very grateful to our lead funders, the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities and the Health Foundation of South Florida for their support.

“It’s an innovative partnership that will help us engage the community—that’s where the good work gets done. ioby is a really great way for us to say to the residents of Miami-Dade County, GreenPrint is a plan for you.” — Nichole Hefty, Manager, Office of Sustainability Miami-Dade County

ioby’s office in Miami is funded by a special grant called the “Local Sustainability Matching Fund” (LSMF), which is a collaborative effort of the Funders’ Network and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN). LSMF is designed to catalyze partnerships between local governments and local, place-based foundations that advance on-the-ground sustainability projects, processes, and programs. We are very grateful to the philanthropic cohort supplying the national “matching pool” of funding which includes Surdna, the Kendeda Fund, New York Community Trust, Summit Foundation, and JPB Foundation.