In support of our mission, the Web3 Foundation grants program funds software development, research, technical education and community engagement efforts in and around the field of decentralized software protocols.

Grants recipients

Development projects funded through our grants program are broad in scope and include low-level infrastructure development such as alternative client implementations; ecosystem components such as wallets; and software designed to enable direct use cases such as identity and supply-chain modules.

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Software Development

Web3 Foundation funds development work driving advancement and adoption of decentralized software protocols. We are looking to support projects that makes it easier for developers to build useful applications using these protocols.

Though we are interested in any project that furthers the goals above, we are particularly interested in the following areas:

  • Development and deployment tooling
  • New languages and libraries
  • Blockchains that can function as parachains
  • Protocol integrations (e.g. bridges, messaging protocols, IPFS)
  • Second-layer protocols in the form of runtime modules or dedicated parachains
  • Monitoring tools
  • UI
  • Hardware wallet integration / HSMs
  • Polkadot Runtime modules and corresponding UIs
  • Benchmarking tools
  • Core implementation testing tools


Web3 Foundation funds research projects that advance and explore protocols in the Web 3.0 Technology Stack.

We are particularly interested in the following areas:

  • Benchmarking
  • New primitives: Technical/Economical
  • Analysis of existing protocols and implementations
  • Security testing

Education and Documentation

Web3 Foundation supports the free exchange of information and research in and around the field of decentralized software protocols. To this end, the Web3 Foundation Grants Program funds initiatives that improve documentation and develop educational resources in our field.

We are particularly interested in the following areas:

  • Software documentation
  • Technical education material: Courses/Tutorials/Guides

Get in touch for more detailed information on our areas of interest, project guidelines and the application process.

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