Solana is an open-source, public blockchain. In that spirit, we support open-source projects that generate public goods for the community and give other ecosystem participants the opportunity to learn from and build on your work.
Anyone can apply for a grant from the Solana Foundation. That includes individuals, independent teams, governments, nonprofits, companies, universities, and academics.
Here is the list of initiatives they are currently looking to fund. However, these are only exemplary and we welcome all ideas that fall under the broader scope of the Foundation’s mission.
As you consider ways to get your project off the ground, we recommend you also check out Alternative Funding Sources.
In your application, be sure to clarify how your project creates a public good for the Solana network, typically through furthering decentralization, open sourcing code, or helping to secure the Solana network.
Grants are milestone-based. Thoughtful applications include suggested milestones for funding.
Solana team will review all applications on a rolling basis, determine if more information is required, and then schedule a call with the team if necessary. At that point, they may revert with additional questions or ideas.
Applicants will be notified via email whether their proposal has been accepted or not.
Request for Proposals
Below are a few categories of projects we’re interested in funding. You can also see a running list of specific project ideas in our active RFP database.
- Censorship Resistance
- DAO Tooling
- Developer Tooling
- Payments / Solana Pay
- Financial Inclusion
- Climate Change
- Academic Research