Neighbor.ly Drops its Fee to 1% for Safe Routes to School and Active Transportation Projects

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The fee decrease makes it the lowest in the industry on projects that help get children safely to and from school and build healthy communities.

“We are dropping our platform fee to be the lowest in the industry not only to make sure good projects get built, but to show that Neighbor.ly is 100% behind the building of civic projects in America,” says co-founder Sarah Shipley.

Civic funding platform Neighbor.ly is dropping its platform fee to 1%--the lowest in the industry. The platform fee decrease applies only to Active Transportation Projects such as trail development, bike initiatives and Safe Routes to School Projects.

“We are dropping our platform fee to be the lowest in the industry not only to make sure good projects get built, but to show that Neighbor.ly is 100% behind the building of civic projects in America,” says co-founder Sarah Shipley.

Neighbor.ly aims to give companies, foundations and individuals the ability to directly support civic projects such as bike sharing, neighborhood wifi, and streetcar systems. In the past year, Neighbor.ly has raised almost a million dollars for civic projects with the average donation of $50.

Neighbor.ly most recently received $50,000 from the Points of Light Civic Accelerator, a program focused on supporting enterprises that inspire, equip and mobilize people to create positive change. In June, Neighbor.ly was also awarded a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Neighbor.ly is a civic funding platform. Neighbor.ly provides a unique opportunity for local governments, civic organizations, and civic ventures to obtain funding for civic-natured projects. Neighbor.ly's mission is to help cities save tax money while greenlighting projects.

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