Wave II Celo Grants Program
The next wave of Celo grants are focused on how the Celo community can work together to protect vulnerable populations and ensure basic needs are met during this time of crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting effect on the world. The Celo Foundation Wave II Grants Program will support projects that are committed to building an open financial system, with a priority given to projects that help communities impacted by COVID-19. This is one small contribution to helping increase community resilience during this unprecedented time.
Both startups and individual developers are eligible to apply now for a Celo Foundation grant.
Through user research, the Celo Platform has been shaped and co-created with many communities around the world, resulting in technology that supports an open financial system. In addition to the technical building blocks of Celo, the Celo community has identified several use cases that will help provide conditions of prosperity for all.
1. Projects that strengthen and build the Celo Protocol
Contributions to the core code & monitoring tools.
2. Projects that make crypto more accessible to people excluded from the current financial system
Financial products and services that help communities impacted by COVID-19. For example:
- Vulnerable Populations — Solutions to problems faced by people disproportionately affected by economic and social issues
- Businesses—Solutions to a set of problems that businesses are facing to stay afloat.
- Community—Promoting connection to friends, family and neighbors to overcome social isolation.
3. Projects that educate Celo community
Supporting organizations that educate and nurture the Celo community. For example:
- Alternative learning environments and tools for the Celo ecosystem.
If you’re passionate about building an open financial system, would like to work on Celo, and have an idea not listed above — we encourage you to submit your proposal.
Applications will be evaluated based on alignment with the Celo mission and measures including:
- Mission Alignment & COVID-19 Response
- Market Opportunity
- Usability & Scalability
- Team Expertise
To make it tangible, learn more about the Wave I Grant Recipients:
Meet the Celo Grantees
Developers, Designers, Dreamers, and Doers committed to building an open financial system
Deadline & Application Form
Please submit your application by May 19th, 2020. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
If approved, applicants will be informed by June 30th. Any grant is contingent upon diligence review and final documentation, which will include certain milestones and other provisions and conditions of the grant.
Other Ways to Contribute to Celo
As a decentralized platform, anyone can contribute to the codebase and help educate the broader community. In an effort to accelerate the development, a set of funding initiatives have been launched to encourage our community to participate and make Celo their own. Read more here.
Thank you for your interest and support! Please email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.