Grants

We believe the Foundation’s role is to deploy resources to premier entities and initiatives that will help ensure the long-term success of Tezos. As such, the Tezos Foundation is a proactive grantmaker.

Grantmaking Philosophy

Our Philosophy

As the steward of the funds gathered during the donation period, we support groups in the Tezos ecosystem that actively work to advance the project in a variety of ways. Grants offer a strategic way to support other stakeholders and community members, such as educational and research institutions, developers, and enthusiasts from all over the world as they work to advance the project.

research and education grants

Research and Education

Research on and education about the core protocol and related technologies may lead to important innovations which, if implemented, will help Tezos adapt to an ever-changing environment. We are eager to support impactful research efforts, from master’s and doctoral theses to full-fledged academic centers, and educational initiatives, such as training and documentation, to push the boundaries in relevant fields and empower the Tezos community.

Requests for proposals (“RFPs”) for Research and Education grants are forthcoming.

We are currently putting together a wish list for this grantmaking area. Please check back here soon.

Ecosystem Grants

Tezos Ecosystem

Tezos offers a platform to create smart contracts and build decentralized applications. Tools that make it easier for developers, both novice and expert, to build such applications may contribute to the growth of the Tezos ecosystem and adoption of the protocol.

Submit a proposal

Proposals must target the following categories:

Developer tools for Tezos smart contracts

Deployable smart contracts that have been tested and/or formally verified

Tezos integrations or porting of major applications and key infrastructure (e.g. layer-2 scaling: state/payment channels, node deployment, etc.)

Developer education (e.g. tutorials, explainers, training programs, data visualizations)

Tezos Community

Community

Efforts to strengthen and nurture the Tezos community are a top priority of the Foundation. We are committed to supporting organizations, small and large, that engage and expand the Tezos ecosystem.

We support organizations that will contribute to the growth of the Tezos community and ecosystem.

Learn about the groups that we’re already supporting around the world and get involved.

Check out the Community page for more information.

Community Page
Evaluation Process

Evaluation Process

The Foundation’s grantmaking efforts will be administered by the Tocqueville Group, an independent professional services company. All grant proposals are evaluated by an advisory committee before recommendations are sent to the Council for final votes. An advisory committee is composed of scientists and researchers from premier institutions, Tezos developers, serial entrepreneurs, and other qualified community members. A majority of an advisory committee must recommend a proposal in order for it to be sent to the Council for a final vote. Moving forward, only proposals that respond to specific RFPs will be considered. RFPs will be issued on a quarterly basis.

Funding Vehicles

Other Funding Vehicles

Grants are the primary means by which the Foundation supports other stakeholders and community members but in the months to come, the Foundation will explore additional vehicles to deploy its resources. This may include sponsoring ecosystem funds and other similar vehicles to complement our grantmaking program.