About the Grants category

Welcome to the Sia Foundation Grants Hub!

This forum houses multiple categories for our Grants Program - Ideas, where you can submit ideas for grants that you would like to see turned into real proposals by other developers, and Proposed, Approved, and Rejected, where you can see the status of grants.

In order to submit a proposal, navigate to the Proposed category, then add a New Topic. You’ll find our proposal template which will guide you through our requirements for a new submission.

These are our proposal requirements, but please keep in mind that the actual template contains our specific formatting.

  1. Name of organization or individual and project name
  2. Purpose of the grant: who benefits and how the project will serve the Foundation’s mission of user-owned data
  3. Code contributions must be open source
  4. Timeline with measurable objectives and goals
  5. Any potential risks that will affect the outcome of the project
  6. Budget and justification
  7. Reporting requirements: Progress reports to the foundation/committee and to the community.

After your proposal is submitted, open discussion regarding the project and the grant will ensue. The committee will review the proposal the next time they convene which occurs every other week.

The committee consists of the following members:

Foundation Members:

  • Luke Champine
  • Nate Maninger
  • Chris Schinnerl

Sia Community:

  • Mike76
  • Redsolver
  • Manasi

The Grants Committee meets bi-weekly, that is - once every two weeks.
This started on August 23th 2022 and the next meeting will be: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 4:00 AM Coordinated Universal Time

We have a strict cut-off for new and updated proposals of 1 week prior to the meeting.
For the next meeting, the update cut-off is Tuesday, August 16, 2022 4:00 AM Coordinated Universal Time.

Hello Grantees,

Due to the quantity of progress reports we are now receiving, we’re requesting an abbreviated format be provided. This format is inspired by some of the reports we’re already receiving.

You’re still welcome to submit longer form reports (and we’re happy to read them!), but please include the following summary at the beginning of each report for the committee’s convenience.

Finally, submit your progress report text in the forum thread as a new response. Reports linked to on Github will not be accepted.

Progress Report Form

What progress was made on your grant this month?
Please summarize your progress in 3-5 sentences or bullet points:

Replace this italic text with your own words.

Summarize any problems that you ran into this month and how you'll be solving them.
Please summarize your issues into a few sentences or bullet points:

Replace this italic text with your own words.

Links to repos worked on this month:

  • Repo 1 link
  • Repo 2 link
  • etc.

What will you be working on next?
Please summarize your development goals into a few sentences or bullet points:

Replace this italic text with your own words.