The Cudos Foundation Grant Program funds initiatives that power the development and growth of the Cudos ecosystem through our community of builders and creators.
We fund talented teams aligned with our vision of creating a sustainable future that’s borderless, scalable, and secure.
Our grant program has funding structured across three main categories, which provides support to entrepreneurs, developers, innovators, and community members.
In addition to funding, eventually, we’ll aim to offer mentorship to all of our grant recipients, in addition to mentorship, serving technical and educational resources, community development opportunities, and value-add connections to our network of ecosystem partners.
We offer grants to builders and creators of all types. Our main goal is the development and growth of the Cudos ecosystem through our community, all of you. We support developers, startups, and entrepreneurs that expand the Cudos blockchain and also those that spread the word about Cudos through events and education.
Community & Education
Key Areas of Interest
While we review all grant applications, we have a few key areas of interest:
We seek to fund the building of developer tools, open-source components, and other utilities that support the development of the Cudos blockchain.
We are interested in funding projects that foster a more robust and expansive Cudos blockchain while developing infrastructure that supports greater use of our layer 2 compute platform.
Examples of developer-centric grants we’re interested in funding include:
Startup grants will support high-caliber innovators building applications on our blockchain, which will create a network effect, drive user adoption, and promote scalability of the greater Cudos decentralised ecosystem.
We will consider all applications but are particularly interested in apps and use cases that support the following industries:
Community & Education Grants
Creating new opportunities to expand our global Cudos community and accelerate the adoption of the Cudos blockchain ecosystem is paramount to our long-term vision of addressing core issues of our society like accessibility, sustainability, and self-sovereignty.
We support research and education initiatives that advance the evolution of Web3, decentralised economies, and the Cudos blockchain.
Examples of education and community-centric grants we are interested in funding include:
- Academic Research
- Community Development Initiatives (events, regional meetups, competitions, online webinars, ambassador programs, hackathons, etc.)
- Documentation (developer and non-developer tutorials, guides, FAQs)
- Policy Advocacy
- Social Impact-driven Initiatives
Here are a few guiding principles to follow as you complete your grant application to ensure an efficient review process and improve the likelihood success:
In your responses, be sure to balance the necessary level of detail needed to answer a question with being concise and to-the-point. Be succinct and structured. Additional documentation will likely be requested during our in-depth review if you are accepted into our formal process.
We need a solid understanding of the support your project needs, including the resources you have to complete the project and ensure that both the grant and your project are successful. Please include a clear execution plan with deliverables and timelines.
We look for innovators creating applications, tools, or community-focused initiatives that will create a network effect and long-standing value to the Cudos ecosystem. The ability to deliver on key adoption metrics such as total value locked (TVL), network transactions growth, or user adoption will garner a more favourable review process and a higher chance of grant approval.
Process & Timeline
Week 2 & 3
Grant Agreement Finalisation
Weeks 4 & 5
Initial Payment and Milestone Schedule
Week 6 and beyond
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The Cudos Foundation Grant Program funds initiatives that power the development and growth of the Cudos ecosystem through our community of builders, creators, and evangelists.