WIP, please add / edit / update as needed

  • Funding Experiments -- mainly authored by @bmann, a framework for types of things that need funding, a compensation model, and some ETH1x funding needs background

Sources of Funding

Ethereum Foundation Grants

Opaque process. Low information. Long decision cycles.

Other than the Grants model, the EF does contract people outside of the Grants process directly from time to time.

Initial short term funding for Working Groups might evolve into a repeatable model.


Need to ragequit to get funds out.

Ethereum Community Fund

As of this writing, it's unclear that they have funds to disburse. Didn't have money as of some time in Q4 2018

Gitcoin Grants

Limited success in funding large / long term projects. A bit of a popularity contest, teams need to spend time promoting / have someone on team who is good at promotion to get results.