Wormhole Foundation Grants

Wormhole Foundation Grants

💸 Get up to $10k to build out a cross-chain future

Superteam is supporting the Wormhole Foundation Grants Program. These are grants for projects and communities broadly working on taking crypto cross-chain. Even though the primary focus of the grants is to fund dApps, integrations and technical contribution, we’re happy to support dev tooling projects, educational content, developer tutorials as well as community and media work we’re aligned with. Anyone with an idea and some proof of work is welcome to apply and receive funding decision for a $1 - $10,000 grant within 48 hours. Upon approval by their team, payouts will be made as per Wormhole Foundation’s monthly grant cycle.

👩🏻‍💻 Areas of focus

  1. Build xDapps: Use Wormhole to build crosschain dApps (xDapps) which can plug into the liquidity, data, and infrastructure across chains bringing out a massive improvement in UX for its users.
  2. Wormhole Integrations: Integrate the Wormhole Core Layer or the Wormhole Token bridge to your existing dApps to allow multi-chain payments, withdrawals, and authentication.
  3. Dev Tooling: Create tools, programs and hacks making it easier and faster for engineers to build the next generation of xDapps using Wormholes capabilities.
  4. Education: Create videos, articles, explainers, deep dives, and technical tutorials, etc., to onboard users, builders and projects to Wormhole’s ecosystem.
  5. Community: Organize hackathons, university initiatives, workshops and other events to bring Wormhole to your local communities of builders.

🗳️ Apply for an Instagrant now.

We receive tens of applications every week, and may not have the time to give detailed feedback on every application. Please keep that in mind before you apply.

⚙️ How it works

  1. Submit the application form (won’t take more than 10 minutes!).
  2. Wait for 48 hours to hear back with a decision. In case no approval is received within 48 hours, you can presume that the grant is rejected.
  3. If approved, you'll receive an email notification for onboarding and further steps. 50% of the grant amount will be paid out in the next payout cycle.
  4. As you build, update the Community once a week on your progress, use the community resources, grantees weekly meetings, and talent pool to make your project a reality.
  5. Submit finished work for feedback, review, and distribution, and to receive the pending 50% of the grant amount.

🤝 Guidelines

  1. Be concise: Being clear and concise is always helpful.
  2. Build what the ecosystem needs: Beyond our listed areas of focus, if you have any unique insight regarding what what the community’s current needs are, feel free to apply for a grant for that as well.

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to apply for an Instagrant?


How fast is "Instant"?

Grant requests are typically approved in 48 hours or less.

What criteria will the panelists use to evaluate grants?

We prefer projects that 1) yield results quickly and 2) are executable by the Proposing team.

What conditions apply?

The only condition is that you keep the community updated on a regular basis as your project progresses.

What is the philosophy behind the Instagrants program?
  • Proof of Work > Credentials. Anyone is welcome to apply for Instagrants, given they have enough Proof of Work to make the review committee believe the work will get done.
  • Speed > Perfection. We want to give grants rapidly. Not perfectly. We trust people to get work done.
  • Believers > Consensus. As long as a minimum quorum of the reviewing committee believes it's a good use of funds, we will fund it.
Will I receive feedback on my proposal if it is rejected?

Unfortunately, our sponsors do not have the ability to provide individualized feedback at this time.

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