There are two ways to apply for a grant: Rapid Grants and Community Grants. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Rapid Grants (<$20k, faster process, smaller grants)

Fill out this application. The application will only be shared with members of the grants committee. If it passes a round of review, we’ll approve it and send you confirmation of the same within a few days.

Grants ($20K – $100k, fast process, bigger grants)

Fill out this application. The application will only be shared with members of the grants committee. Your application will go through a round of review, interview, and internal deliberation. Positive feedback will lead to your grant being approved.

Community Grants (>$100k), just slightly slower process, very large grants)

Fill out this application as well. If we have positive feedback after a round of review and interview, we will ask you to share your proposal on Aave's governance forum for voting. Your grant will be processed based on the outcome of voting there.

Grants Above $500k

If you have a grant application above $500k, we recommend directly sharing your proposal on Aave's governance forum. Feel free to contact aavegrants@gmail.com if you want feedback before putting up your proposal. Approving this grant will be outside Aave Grants DAO's mandate, however, we are happy to provide feedback.

<aside> 📣 Still not sure? Email us at aavegrants@gmail.com and we'll be happy to help you figure out the process that's right for you.

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Wait, that's it?!

Yes! If your project or idea makes Aave better, you should apply for a grant.