Powering the future of dYdX through community

grants

68
grants funded
$2+ million
awarded
12
funding rounds

Projects built with grants

Scroll through a few highlighted grants and click the link below to see a full collection of the projects funded.

Frequently asked questions

Below are a set of questions frequently asked by community members and newcomers. Reach out to us on Discord if you still have questions!

Grant application process

How do I apply?

Fill out this application form. The application will only be shared with the Grants lead and members of the committee. The Lead will contact you directly if the application is successfully considered for a Grant.

Can I apply as a U.S. based person/company?

Yes!

However, please note that the Grants team along with the Foundation are still working towards enabling DYDX payments to U.S. based grantees. As such, there will be delayed Grants payments to any U.S. based grantees accepted. We are doing our best to get this ready as soon as possible, but hope that the community will understand the regulatory complications and sensitive nature.

How will I be compensated?

The Lead will work with you to establish possible milestones that could help split up the compensation so as to allow payment whenever a milestone is hit.

If no milestones can be determined, the Grant will be paid a portion upfront to cover costs and the remaining total once the grant is successfully completed. Generally, this amounts to 25% upfront and 75% upon completion of the final product.

What type of project will qualify for a Grant?

Anything that will have a positive impact on the dYdX product and/or community! We are hoping to fund a wide range of grants from external trading tools to governance dashboards and newsletters.

Grants can be simple projects, such as Translating documentation, or more elaborate and longer term projects, such as Third Party Integrations. The funding amount will vary to reflect the complexity.

What is the application timeline? When can I expect to hear back?

The team is working diligently to get back to applicants as quickly as possible. Applicants should expect to hear back within 1 week of their initial application. Further processing time will depend on the review requirements and complexity of the application.

How can I increase my chances of getting funded?

The program is looking to fund projects building meaningful tools and growth opportunities that improve the long term prospects of dYdX and its community. A strong history of contribution to open-source projects, prior history in the dYdX community, and examples of things you’ve done in the past, are all important signs we look for.

If you are applying for a technical contribution, prior history of technical projects will be necessary to move forward.

How often do you approve new Rounds of funding?

We are aiming to push funding rounds on a weekly cadence.

Application process

The team follows a simple process for evaluating applications outlined below.

Apply

Submit a thorough application to the Grants team including as many details as possible about the proposed idea and the benefit a successful completion will bring to the protocol and community.

Interview

If the application meets criteria for review, a member of the Grants team will contact the application email with initial questions and schedule an interview to further assess potential and benefits.

Grant offer

After all review steps have been taken and the Grants team are ready to move forward with a proposal, the proposal is batched with others for approval from the Grants committee. Once confirmed, the applicant is notified of approval.
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