The new grants portal
has been custom built for the Stacks community and makes it easy for community members to submit, review, and share feedback on grant applications. Added features like customizable, site-wide notifications and update emails encourage community members to regularly engage with grants.
Not only does Grant.io make it easier to apply for a grant, it also provides a space for wishlist grants, which are suggested grant ideas from across the ecosystem. So whether you have an application in mind, or simply want to contribute to a new idea, you’ll be able to find everything in one place.
On the grantee side, Grant.io automatically prompts recipients to share milestone progress, which adds accountability, speeds up feedback, and streamlines the funding process. Furthermore, the grants portal is hosted on the Foundation’s server, so all grant submissions are owned and controlled by the nonprofit foundation.Key Features
- Faster updates: customizable site-wide notifications for each user
- Applications with more rich content: markdown support and image hosting for diagrams and charts
- Team applications: submit grants with team members
- Clear communication: dedicated sections for community discussion and grant updates
- User profiles: customize your profile whether you’re working on a grant or providing feedback
- Foundation hosting: now on the Stacks Foundation server
The migration from Github to Grant.io follows a successful Stacks Grants beta in Q4, where over $55,000 in funding was awarded to 18 projects across a dozen different countries. As we continue to iterate and improve on the grants program, our top priority is to cultivate a vibrant community of ecosystem contributors committed to building a user owned internet on Stacks and Bitcoin. This new grants portal is the first (of many) steps in that direction, not only providing a hub where contributors can connect and collaborate with one another, but also serving as a gateway to ecosystem development in general.
With the Stacks 2.0 mainnet launch just around the corner, we anticipate seeing even more innovative grant submissions, and we absolutely can’t wait! We encourage you to take a look around the new portal and share any feedback or requests for features here
, so that we can continue to provide the best grant experience possible. Finally, thank you to all community members who have participated in the grants program thus far — we look forward to building with you on Stacks 2.0 and beyond.
Check out the new Stacks Grants page
using Grant.io to see existing grants, wishlist grants, or start an application.How to Apply for a Stacks Grant
The process for submitting an application has also been simplified with an intuitive user interface. Here’s a quick run through video of the grant proposal process: