The Ethereum Foundation is setting aside 1 million USD in grant funding to support organizations that educate governments and policymakers about Ethereum and blockchain technology. We urge the Ethereum community to contribute to their vital efforts.
A space to grow, and to do good
We recognize that transformative technologies raise new questions for regulators and governments. However, regulators must find a balance between safeguarding their constituents from malicious actors and fraud, while also promoting the development of new industries. The Ethereum community has a positive role to play in this process by providing policymakers and governments with information and resources.
The good news is that there is a growing number of remarkable organizations that are taking on this responsibility for our community. Some are solely dedicated to Ethereum and blockchain, while others recognize the technology’s potential in achieving broader goals such as privacy, transparency, and financial inclusion.
Supporting those who support us all
For the educators
The Ethereum Foundation is awarding grants totaling $500,000 USD to three organizations that have been at the forefront of educating policymakers and regulators:
Coin Center: The leading US non-profit focused on addressing policy issues related to blockchain networksElectronic Frontier Foundation: A non-profit organization devoted to safeguarding digital privacy, free speech, and innovationFight for the Future: A grassroots activism group advocating for a future where technology serves as a liberating force rather than an oppressive one.
Help us reach further
However, there are many other organizations deserving of the community’s support. We believe it is crucial for the broader Ethereum community to have a say in the allocation of funding for promoting education on these important topics.
In addition to the aforementioned grants, we are also awarding a $500,000 USD grant to the Gitcoin matching pool for their upcoming advocacy round.
Gitcoin’s crowdfunding rounds utilize quadratic funding, where individual donations indicate community sentiment towards a set of grants. During the donation period, grant owners seek funds from the community. The number of contributions and the total amount contributed to their project influence the total amount allocated from the matching pool. The Gitcoin round will provide the community with an opportunity to determine which advocacy nonprofits should receive additional funding for their work.
We encourage everyone to participate in the Gitcoin round (more details will be announced soon) and help educate governments about the potential of our collective efforts. Together, we can create a regulatory environment that maximizes the positive impact we can make as a community.
Stay tuned for more updates on support for educational initiatives, including news from our Fellows, updates on community resources, and more.