We believe the Foundation’s role is to strategically deploy resources to high-quality projects and initiatives that will help ensure the long-term success of Tezos. As such, the Tezos Foundation is a proactive grantmaker.
We aim to fund innovative projects that have measurable impact on the Tezos ecosystem. As such, we actively identify educational and research institutions, developers, and enthusiasts from all over the world as they work to advance the project. The Foundation is particularly interested in providing seed funding to help launch new projects rather than providing long-term, repeat, or sustained funding. Although we will consider any proposal that may benefit the Tezos protocol and ecosystem, we are initially targeting three key areas for grantmaking, outlined below.
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.Apply
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. Apply for a grant if you have a compelling project that you would like to build on Tezos.Apply
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.Apply
Check out the Community page for more information.Community Page
All grant proposals are evaluated by the Advisory Committee before recommendations are sent to the Council for final votes. The Advisory Committee is composed of scientists and researchers from premier institutions, Tezos developers, serial entrepreneurs, and other qualified community members. A majority of the Advisory Committee must recommend a proposal in order for it to be sent to the Council for a final vote. Moving forward, proposals will be evaluated on a quarterly basis.
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.