Announcing Grants for Advocacy Non-Profits

The Ethereum Foundation is allocating 1 million USD in grant funding to organizations that educate governments and policymakers about Ethereum and blockchain know-how. We encourage others within the Ethereum neighborhood to assist their essential work.

An area to develop, and to do good

We perceive that transformative applied sciences elevate new questions for regulators and governments. However, regulators should strike a steadiness between defending their constituents from unhealthy actors and fraud whereas additionally supporting the expansion of latest industries. The Ethereum neighborhood can have a optimistic position on this course of, by offering info and assets to policymakers and governments.

The excellent news is that there are a rising variety of superb organizations which might be taking over this position for our neighborhood, a few of that are solely targeted on Ethereum and blockchain and others that perceive its potential as a instrument to meet their broader missions of privateness, transparency, monetary inclusion, and past.

Supporting those that assist us all

For the educators

The Ethereum Foundation is offering grants that whole to $500,000 USD to 3 of the organizations which have helped cleared the path in educating policymakers and regulators:

  • Coin Center: The main US non-profit targeted on the coverage points going through blockchain networks
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation: A non-profit chief in defending digital privateness, free speech, and innovation
  • Fight for the Future: A grassroots activism group that fights for a future the place know-how is a power for liberation not oppression.

Help us attain additional

There are, nevertheless, many different organizations that deserve the neighborhood’s assist. We imagine it’s essential for the broader Ethereum neighborhood to have a voice in tips on how to allocate funding to advertise training on these essential matters.

So, along with the grants above we’re additionally offering a $500,000 USD grant to the Gitcoin matching pool for his or her upcoming advocacy spherical.

Gitcoin’s crowdfunding rounds leverage quadratic funding, whereby particular person donations sign neighborhood sentiment in a given set of grants. During the donation interval, grant house owners search funds from the neighborhood. The variety of contributions and whole quantity contributed to their challenge influences the overall quantity allotted from the matching pool. The Gitcoin spherical will present the neighborhood with a chance to determine which advocacy nonprofits ought to obtain further funding for his or her work.

We encourage everybody to take part within the Gitcoin spherical (they may announce extra particulars quickly), and to assist educate governments on the potential of what we’re constructing collectively, so we are able to create a regulatory atmosphere that permits our neighborhood to do as a lot good as attainable.

Stay tuned for extra on assist for academic initiatives together with information from our Fellows, updates on neighborhood assets and extra.

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