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Gitcoin is fundamentally focused on building and funding digital public goods. We want to create a society that values creators and replaces corporatized infrastructure with sustainable, open, digital tools and spaces (the metaverse should not be owned by a single company).

Mainly, Gitcoin has focused on achieving this through Gitcoin Grants, a platform that leverages quadratic funding to help communities (like Ethereum) signal what kinds of public goods they care about and in the process get creators sustainable funding to continue their work.

Gitcoin Grants rounds take place on a quarterly cadence, where we try to rally the energy of the community collectively, while the remaining time goes into learning from what went well, what didn’t, and how we can get even more funding to more public goods projects the next time around.


Workstream Objective

The goal of the public goods funding workstream is to help push the mission above forward by increasing interest in public goods at large, and specifically increasing the usage of Gitcoin Grants, both in its current centralized form (cGrants) and as an eventual decentralized protocol (dGrants).

In this context there are three main groups of stakeholders:

  1. Individual contributors / donors
  2. Grantees (these could be infrastructure projects, community publications, and more)
  3. Organizations that want to fund the matching pool (the pool that matches individual donations)

Fundamentally, we want to make sure each of these groups truly feel the impact of what they’re doing and get what they need to keep pushing the broader mission forward.

With that in mind, the public goods funding workstream is tracking the following KPIs:

Workstream Roles

The public library has been an amazing space for discussion around the moral case for public goods funding, how we might build new organizations (including the DAO itself) to help structure this work, and more. Over the last few calls we’ve agreed on a few core priorities that can help us reach our KPIs...


1. Librarian + Research Coordinator 📖