This summer the Honnold Foundation partnered with the Center for a New American Dream to fund their Get2gether Neighborhood Challenge. Communities from all over the United States submitted video applications for projects to improve their neighborhood within any of the three focus areas: sharing resources, strengthening local economies, and greening communities.

We and the folks at New American Dream were impressed by the initiatives people were undertaking to build local ethos and work towards sustainability. Nine projects from across the US were chosen by the panel, which included guest judge Alex Honnold. They were then provided support and guidance from NAD, along with ioby’s online crowdfunding platform and our matching grant up to $1000.

Here are the winners! Click the name to learn more about each. Get involved if its in your community, or think about starting a project in your area if its not!

NOLA TimeBank Neighborhood Expansion (New Orleans, LA)

Summit County Seed Library (Summit County, CO)

City Share Club (Cambridge, MA)

Asheville Tool Library (Asheville, NC) 

Baxter Community Center’s Garden Lending Library (Grand Rapids, MI)

Chula Vista Community Garden Living Laboratory (San Diego, CA)

Phoenix Tool Shed (Phoenix, AZ)

Local Community Directory (Timonium, MD)

Building Community at the UM Campus Farm (Ann Arbor, MI)