This document serves as a running list of considerations for the full Grants 2.0 portfolio as the genesis projects get up and running. It’s meant to be a companion to the genesis briefs, so that we can capture open questions that are relevant to all product domains.
GPC’s mission is to build protocols that enable communities to achieve sovereignty through the funding of their shared needs. Currently we are building three protocols: Passport, a Grants Protocol (aka Round Manager), and a Project Protocol (aka Grant Hub).
We believe that launching open-source, modular, and decentralized protocols creates permissionless core primitives and infrastructure for the ecosystem that allows other builders to move more quickly. Further, these protocols are public goods.
What are we calling the aggregates of this work?
The original 2.0 vision referred to the collection of dPopp, Grant Hub, Round Manager, and Grant Explorer as the “protocol”, but we continue to refine this definition. The latest version was posited during the Grant Hub kickoff:
We need to clarify the differences between projects and grants
Sketch of infrastructure — from @Kevin Olsen + @Lindsey Thrift