Ideas Marketplace



The goal of Fund for Public Housing's Ideas Marketplace is to provide a forum for sustainability initiatives, led by NYCHA residents and community organizations, to gain greater visibility and scale through connection with like-minded efforts across NYCHA communities. The Marketplace will enable skill-sharing; joint, multi-year philanthropic support; and greater reach and impact. 

Guiding Principles

  • Prioritize value creation for residents: uncover opportunities for residents, community-based organizations to collaborate, fundraise, and implement new ideas and projects.
  • Strive for innovative solutions: we recognize that tools and technology are always evolving to address previously intractable challenges. Ideas Marketplace seeks innovative and entrepreneurial ways to meet sustainability goals.
  • Build community beyond geographic boundaries: Ideas Marketplace strives to establish and strengthen alliances beyond the borders of NYCHA developments.
  • Minimize red tape: enable policies that don’t get in the way of residents' and community-based organizations’ pursuit of sustainability goals.

Ideas Marketplace would not be possible without ioby. ioby is a non-profit crowd-resourcing web platform for residents and community-led programs. In addition to ioby’s functionality to pool funding, the platform gives users the ability to organize many kinds of capital—social networks, in-kind donations, volunteer time, advocacy—from within the neighborhood, to make the neighborhood a better place to live.

Current Projects

QB Compost Connection!

Millbrook Gardens

Completed Projects

Ocean Bay Community Gardens



Submit Your Idea

Have an awesome idea? Fill out the form below to tell us more about it. After you submit, we'll take a look and reach out to you with next steps.


Ideas Marketplace Application

Basic Information

About the NYCHA Resident Leader

About the Project

Give us a sense of the possible budget for your project. Your answer doesn't have to be exact, but a ballpark estimate of your costs will help us understand your fundraising needs.

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