About the Proposed category

Submit new grant proposals as new topics in this category, not replies to this post.

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.

If you’re just interested in browsing, read through these grant proposals submitted by individuals and organizations, and then weigh in with your thoughts in the forum topic.

Use the following template when submitting your proposal. Proposals must be in this format in order to be considered.

Read this entire template before submitting.


Project Name:

Name of the organization or individual submitting the proposal:

Describe your project.

Who benefits from your project?

How does the project serve the Foundation’s mission of user-owned data?

Grant Specifics

Amount of money requested and justification with a reasonable breakdown of expenses:

Consider the following when submitting your budget.

- The Foundation can only pay out grant funds in $USD.

- For grants of a period of one year or more, payments will be made quarterly.

- For grants with a period of less than one year, payments will be made monthly.

Timeline with measurable objectives and goals:

Potential risks that will affect the outcome of the project:

Development Information

Will all of your project’s code be open-source?

[Projects can use closed-source components, but can’t develop closed-source code. If any of your project’s code is closed-source, please describe what code and why.]

Leave a link where code will be accessible for review.

Do you agree to submit monthly progress reports?

[Progress reports must be submitted monthly here in the forum.]

Contact info


Any other preferred contact methods: