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NEAR Foundation Grants Program

find your place in the NEAR Ecosystem and help it become #1 in the industry

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15 months ago

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projects to apply

Your project will have better chances to be accepted if it has the following:

  • Tested concept
  • Maintained after completion
  • Proven experience and skills
  • High quality application
  • Team can clearly present how your project stands out among competitors
  • Project provides clear value to the NEAR ecosystem

The project must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Open source
  • A project is required to have in-house developers or access to developers before making an application.

Non supported projects:

We do not fund projects that actively encourage gambling, illicit trade, money laundering or criminal activities in general. We also do not provide funding for any DeFi related projects (Defi related projects should apply to Proximity Labs)

how to apply

  • Step 1: Determine if you are applying for a grant or funding

Not sure which category to apply for? Check out our FAQ on Grants vs. Funding. If your project fits into one of these funding streams and aligns with the NEAR mission, you’re a candidate for the NEAR Foundation Grants and VC Funding Program. 

  • Step 2: Submit your Application

Make sure you thoroughly complete the application form and clearly state how your project will contribute to the NEAR ecosystem.

  • Step 3: Evaluation & Approval

The NEAR Foundation Funding Committee will review your application within two weeks. If your proposal meets the program criteria, you will be invited to an interview with two committee members.

  • Step 4: Acceptance or Denial Notification

All applicants will be notified whether their application has been accepted or denied. If your application is accepted, at this point, you will go through the agreement formation process.

  • Step 5: Onboarding

Once all your paperwork is complete, your team will onboard to the NF Grants and Funding Program. We’ll align on clear timelines, accountability metrics, and reporting expectations. Finally, the NEAR Foundation Ecosystem Success team will be in contact with you to support your project till completion.

  • Step 6: Launch Your Project

about the grant

The NEAR Foundation supports products, teams, and service providers who share the vision on the NEAR Ecosystem Growth.

Have an idea? Get a grant from NEAR Foundation! Reimagine business, creativity, and community for a more scalable and inclusive future. Find your place in the NEAR Ecosystem and launch Your Project.


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