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Congratulations to our Community Funding Program Awardees!

Learn about the 40 incredible projects we look forward to co-creating solutions with as a part of our 2022 Community Funding Program cohort

Gardens by The Bay — Singapore Image credit: Victor / Unsplash

How were funding solicitations collected and evaluated?

An open-submission process for the Community Funding Program attracted applications until November 30th, 2021. Application were received from the Regen Network community of scientists, developers, land stewards, and web3 community members with the impetus to build upon decentralization and assist in the stewardship of our network. Throughout December, a cross-functional internal team assessed funding submissions against the priorities of the Regen Network project roadmap and the following collaboration categories:

  • Cosmos SDK & Ecosystem — Co-development of Keystone, Bridge, DAO infrastructure, and COSM-WASM
  • Community & Public Good — organizing, education, and developing our collective capacity to participate in and govern the Regen Network — activating planetary regeneration together
  • Land Stewards, Project Developers, Methodology Design — Nurturing community development of natural capital assets

🎉 Introducing the 2022 Community Funding Program Cohort 🎉

Awards at a Glance:

Dragonfly skyscraper, Image Credit: Vincent Callebaut

Awards by Program Category:

Regen Ledger & Interfaces ($210,000, 13.6%)

  • Land Steward Interfaces, CarbonFarmDAO, John Yu — land steward registration and carbon credit disbursement, compatible NFT registration, minting, fractionalization, distribution code, onboarding documentation
  • Data modules applications research and development, Cambium — development of off-chain interfaces to the data module for existing data collection tools
  • Forbole X wallet support, Forbole Limited — integrating REGEN into Forbole wallet
  • Regen Big Dipper, Forbole Limited — a block explorer for cosmos chains

Cosmos SDK & Ecosystem ($135,000, 8.77%)

  • Cosmos USD Stablecoin, Neighborly Capital Company — creating the legal blueprint to structure and deploy a values-aligned, regulatory compliant USD stablecoin for Cosmos
  • Starrybot, Amber Case — a bot (Starrybot) that provides a Cosmos-themed token gating and wallet checking system for DAOs
  • Application of DIDs and Verifiable Credential to Oracles and Registries using Cosmos-based DIDs, Open Earth Foundation — application and feasibility of Cosmos DIDs and its role in verifiable credentialing system

Community & Public Good ($325,500, 21.13%)

Events and Gatherings ($95,500, 6.2%)

  • Regeneration Pollination — helping Regenerators establish new and valuable relationships through online networking events.
  • Crypto Commons Hub, Crypto Commons Association — establishing the hub as a temporary home to Digital Nomads/DAOs on retreat and a hybrid conference venue hosting crypto events oriented towards the common good.
  • Web3 Community Summit — in-person web3 and sustainability leadership event
  • Crypto Commons, the documentary, The Blockchain Socialist — telling the story of the #refi movement, pre, and post-production support

Industry Innovation ($100,000, 6.5%)

Mountain Towers Image Credit: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Community DAOs ($130,000, 8.44%)

  • DAO tooling, DAODAO, 4 unique contributors — user interfaces and contracts for DAO governance; DAO governance tooling
  • Closer DAO — an operating system for land stewardship communities.
  • TrustDAO — launching DAO for a knowledge community revolving around a Discord and physical space in Berlin, Germany with approximately 250 members, including lectures, working groups, discord events, residency program, and installations.

Land Stewards, Project Developers, Methodology Design ($639,600, 41.53%)

NFTs ($130,000, 8.44%)

  • 100 million mangrove NFT, Regenerative Resources Corporation, Mexico, Ghana, Spain, Mozambique — fundraising for mangrove restoration projects; issuing ecological assets on Regen Ledger
  • (DuGong) Mother Multispecies Universe — digital identities for dugong herds through interspecies governance NFTs, which will allow local communities to be paid for observing and protecting dugong herds.

Regenerative DAOs ($80,000, 5.19%)

  • Land Commons DAO, Alexander Espinosa — public research and writing to connect the history and practice of DAO governance and regenerative Land Commons & stewardship
  • BasinDAO — an open source multi-stakeholder real assets on chain for transparency of layered property rights and market exposure.
  • EdenDAO — funding carbon removal projects in a web3 world #ohm
HKUST Guangzhou, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Image Credit: KPF

Ecological Assets and Land Restoration ($429,600, 27.89%)

  • BioChar Methodology, Kulshan Carbon Trust, Washington, USA — pilot implementing biochar systems and developing a carbon methodology for biochar
  • Methodology for Biodiversity Stewardship and Flagship Species Monitoring, (ERA) Ecosystem Regeneration Associates, Brazil — a female-driven impact developer looking to enhance their pioneering habitat conservation project in the Cerrado biome, so participating landholders can receive additional funding to protect threatened species such as the jaguar.
  • Regenerative Agriculture Methodologies, White Buffalo Land Trust, California, USA — implementing regenerative agriculture on 1000-acre Jalama Canyon Ranch (JCR) and quantifying carbon sequestration and co-benefits such as soil health, water holding capacity, and biodiversity
  • Participatory Verification Methods for ecocredits, (GVK Society) Grameen c Kendram Society for Rural Development, India — supporting farmer-centric outcome verifications
  • Carbon farming methodologies, Golden Soil, Cambodia — methodologies and credit classes for tropical croplands, developing ecocredits beyond carbon
  • Ecocredit for Pollinator Enhancement in Working Landscapes, Integrative Economics — Market-based instruments for habitat protection and creation
  • Practice-based methodologies for sheep grazing in vineyard systems, Fibershed, California, USA — iterating on a practice-based sheep grazing methodology and pilot implementation
  • Ecocredits — Andean Choco Biosphere Reserve, CONDESAN: Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion, Ecuador — ecocredits based on stewardship of natural assets, including carbon, water, and biodiversity
  • CarbonPlus methodology for agroforestry, Courageous Land, Brazil — remote sensing agroforestry methodology
  • Marine-based ecosystem service credits, Open Earth Foundation, Costa Rica — a pilot project in Cocos Island Marine Sanctuary
  • Methodology for Marine & Coastal Blue Carbon Soil Stocks, Lukas Winklerprins — blue carbon methodology literature review and synthesis with an accompanying “Blue Carbon Conversation” event
  • Urban Regeneration, Paige Emery & Sarah Olimpia Scott, Los Angeles, California, USA — research frameworks to help communities implement regenerative practices into urban environments and leverage contemporary decentralized technologies.
  • Biodiversity credits, Blockchain Biodiversity FounDAtiOn (BBDAO.eth) — Creating biodiversity net gain standard for assets on Regen Ledger
  • StreuObst micro-farm model, Damian Fuller, Bavaria, Germany — implementing a 2ha micro-agroforestry model with a focus on monitoring and evaluation
  • Ecological asset classes, OpenTEAM — universal land steward and land identity schema — the foundation for decentralized identity and future contracts compatible with ag data wallet

Let’s build the #ReFi movement together!

Join our Community Funding program Discord #community-chat: https://discord.gg/r29wwAQc3Z

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