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Social Alpha Foundation (SAF) is delighted to announce a donation from MakerDAO, a decentralized organization dedicated to bringing stability to the crypto economy. MakerDAO issues Dai, the world’s first decentralized stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain. Dai is soft-pegged to the US Dollar.

MakerDAO’s donation marks the first time SAF has explored the usage of Dai to help provide funding to public health, educational and environmental projects utilising blockchain for social impact around the globe.

MakerDAO has pledged 1010 DAI, which was raised from the proceeds of their Dappy Hour held in Sydney in April, to SAF. The satellite event was…

Ivy League university and leading institution for climate change research will utilize Social Alpha Foundation grant to develop a planetary scale, decentralized carbon emissions tracking tool

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Social Alpha Foundation, the not-for-profit, grant-making platform which provides no-strings funding to companies and projects utilising blockchain for social impact, has announced a six-figure anchor grant for the Yale Openlab, a newly launched joint initiative between the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment. …

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The Blockchain Trust Accelerator (BTA) has received a six-figure grant from the Social Alpha Foundation (SAF) to build its latest project known as The Impact Ledger, the definitive registry of social impact blockchain projects, spanning the nonprofit, public, and for-profit sectors.

The Impact Ledger will promote understanding and flow of resources to blockchain for social impact projects. The Impact Ledger will also facilitate access to information about projects in specific verticals, including education , health and environment.

Learn more:

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New York, September 26. Social Alpha Foundation is honoured to support Blockchain Symposium — a seminar organised by the Consulate-General of The Netherlands and UNOPS (United Nations Office for Project Services)

SAF co-Founders Nydia Zhang and Jehan Chu joined on Panel Discussion for SDGs and Blockchain. The rest of the panellists included four representatives from the UN community — Salem Avan (Director, UN Office for Information and Communications Technology), Marco Baumann (UN Reform Advisor, UN Development Operations Coordination Office), Theresia Thylin(Humanitarian & Gender Specialist, UN Women) and Yoshi Yamamoto (Special Advisor for UN Engagement and Blockchain Technology, UNOPS). …

A USD $30,000 grant to winners of Social Alpha Foundation Blockchain for Social Impact Hackathon at The Impact Summit (, which took place from June 1st-3rd in New York. The aim of the event is to inspire and empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs by bringing together 350 computer science students from top 20 universities in United States to explore how they can leverage their technical talents to create social impact.

The winners were……

The Exponent Project (1st place), Docklist (2nd place), and Wishing Well (3rd place).

  • The Exponent Project — cryptoeconomic incentive structure for human tracking for refugee…

Social Alpha Foundation is proud to introduce our Education Grantee, Aparna Krishnan Aparna Krishnan , co-head of Education from Blockchain at Berkeley (, a 2018 Thiel Fellowship and Social Alpha Foundation grantee, a co-founder of open-source blockchain research lab Mechanism Labs

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From April 25–28, Aparna paid Hong Kong a visit and presented a series of lectures and workshops targeting faculty and students of various Universities as well as the Hong Kong Blockchain community at large. …

Blockchain for Early Childhood Development

Education program development in third-world countries is extremely difficult, due to high-demand of human resource, inefficient paper-based administration system and poor-functioning subsidy payment system. Charities spent numerous amount of human resource and funding but unable to achieve their goals in the short term.

Social Alpha Foundation Application Grantee Amply Amply is not-for-profit project that is building a digital identity and subsidy management system on the Ethereum Blockchain for pre-schools in South Africa. By using Amply, the underprivileged children can receive sovereign ID and gain access to quality preschool education and financial support.

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Project Statement


The Hong Kong-based not-for-profit is the world’s first blockchain for social impact grant-making platform

Social Alpha Foundation, the platform aimed at supporting blockchain education and outreach in order to empower communities to utilize blockchain technology for social good, has announced financial backing from industry leaders including Kenetic, Hello ICON World, Hashed, TLDR Capital, ORBS HQ, Bluzelle and other anonymous donors.

“Blockchain is a young and often misunderstood technology, and its benefits have not been fully demonstrated in the real world. To realize its potential, we believe that blockchain must go beyond business, and we are making philanthropy part of the…

Social Alpha Foundation

A non-profit grant-making organisation that supports individuals and collectives utilising Blockchain technology for positive social change.

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