<aside> <img src="/icons/info-alternate_green.svg" alt="/icons/info-alternate_green.svg" width="40px" /> If you are interested in participating in the Gitcoin Beta Round, this guide is for you!

This Grantee Onboarding Guide shares key information about the Beta Round and teaches you how to create your grant.


Overview ℹ️

The Gitcoin Grants Program is a quarterly initiative run by GitcoinDAO that empowers communities to use web3 to fund their shared needs, with the impact of individual donations being magnified by the use of the Quadratic Funding (QF) distribution mechanism.


Historically, the Gitcoin Grants Rounds were fully operated by the Gitcoin team on a centralized platform. Starting April 2023, we’ll be running our Gitcoin Program Beta Round exclusively on Grants Stack, the easiest way to deploy, manage and grow a successful grants program. Built with Gitcoin’s open-source funding allocation protocol, Allo Protocol, and integrated with Gitcoin Passport for enhanced fraud prevention. More information can be found on the Gitcoin website.

About the Beta Round 💭

The Gitcoin Program Beta Round is the second set of Gitcoin Program QF rounds that will run on the new decentralized Grants Stack (Gitcoin ran a streamlined Alpha Round in January 2023, with the goal of testing the new Grants Stack while supporting established grantees).

The dates for the Beta round are April 25th to May 9th, 2023, and there will be 5 Core Rounds managed by Gitcoin, each with its own Eligibility Criteria and a distinct matching pool: