Announcing Grants for Advocacy Non-Profits

The Ethereum Foundation is allocating 1 million USD in grant funding to organizations that educate governments and policymakers about Ethereum and blockchain know-how. We encourage others within the Ethereum group to assist their vital work.

An area to develop, and to do good

We perceive that transformative applied sciences elevate new questions for regulators and governments. However, regulators should strike a stability between defending their constituents from unhealthy actors and fraud whereas additionally supporting the expansion of recent industries. The Ethereum group can have a constructive function on this course of, by offering data and sources to policymakers and governments.

The excellent news is that there are a rising variety of wonderful organizations which are taking up this function for our group, a few of that are completely centered on Ethereum and blockchain and others that perceive its potential as a device to meet their broader missions of privateness, transparency, monetary inclusion, and past.

Supporting those that assist us all

For the educators

The Ethereum Foundation is offering grants that whole to $500,000 USD to a few of the organizations which have helped cleared the path in educating policymakers and regulators:

  • Coin Center: The main US non-profit centered on the coverage points dealing with blockchain networks
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation: A non-profit chief in defending digital privateness, free speech, and innovation
  • Fight for the Future: A grassroots activism group that fights for a future the place know-how is a pressure for liberation not oppression.

Help us attain additional

There are, nevertheless, many different organizations that deserve the group’s assist. We imagine it’s essential for the broader Ethereum group to have a voice in learn how to allocate funding to advertise schooling on these vital subjects.

So, along with the grants above we’re additionally offering a $500,000 USD grant to the Gitcoin matching pool for his or her upcoming advocacy spherical.

Gitcoin’s crowdfunding rounds leverage quadratic funding, whereby particular person donations sign group sentiment in a given set of grants. During the donation interval, grant homeowners search funds from the group. The variety of contributions and whole quantity contributed to their venture influences the full quantity allotted from the matching pool. The Gitcoin spherical will present the group with a chance to determine which advocacy nonprofits ought to obtain further funding for his or her work.

We encourage everybody to take part within the Gitcoin spherical (they’ll announce extra particulars quickly), and to assist educate governments on the potential of what we’re constructing collectively, so we are able to create a regulatory setting that allows our group to do as a lot good as attainable.

Stay tuned for extra on assist for instructional initiatives together with information from our Fellows, updates on group sources and extra.