The Graph Foundation

The Graph Foundation is committed to the well being of protocol and The Graph ecosystem. The goal of the Grants Program is to encourage development on The Graph Network and tooling, collaboration with third-party developers, expand the usage of subgraphs and grow the community of network participants.

20% of total GRT supply has been allocated to The Graph Foundation that will vest over 10 years. The Graph Foundation aims to support hundreds of third-party developers, Indexers, Curators and other contributors. All financial grants will be subject to a vote by The Graph Council.

The Grants Program

To start, the Grants Program will disburse funding in waves, with the first grants estimated in Q1 2021. The Grants Program is expected to evolve as we learn more about the needs of The Graph ecosystem. The first wave will focus on four categories:

  1. Protocol Infrastructure - eg. indexing components
  2. Tooling - eg. subgraph tools and features
  3. Decentralized Applications - eg. subgraph consumers, dashboards
  4. Community - eg. educational programs

While there are many projects and ideas that deserve funding, the most immediate wishlist for The Graph includes: