Our aim on the grants staff is to be trustworthy stewards of Ethereum group sources. As a part of the Ethereum Basis’s ongoing effort to diffuse energy all through our group, we give grants that we consider will return the best affect on the Ethereum ecosystem over the long-term.
What’s the scope of EF grants?
Funding is just for future work
Keep away from enjoying favorites. We attempt to not benefit one staff over others
Keep away from grants on the software layer, although we do consider that initiatives and groups working on the software layer ought to apply when they’re constructing open supply instruments relevant to the broader ecosystem
Keep away from giving an Ethereum Basis “stamp of approval.” EF Grants aren’t meant to be an endorsement of a specific venture over others.
How will we consider functions?
We take into consideration highest affect by asking ourselves:
- how essential would this be to the ecosystem?
- how pressing is the issue?
- what number of different persons are engaged on this downside?
- how a lot worth will we get by giving a grant in comparison with doing nothing?
We’re favorably biased in the direction of initiatives with affordable paths in the direction of sustainability. This helps guarantee a long-term affect on the funding of group sources.
We search for candidates with related expertise or confirmed skill to execute, commensurate with the grant quantity
Alignment with Ethereum values
Word: as a result of we’re providing non-dilutive capital, we anticipate to pay a reduction in your market fee
We notice that our choice making course of won’t ever be excellent, however we all the time do our greatest to repeatedly enhance the pace and high quality of the choice making course of.