Chia Cultivation Grant Program
Chia Network is committed to growing and nurturing the Chia ecosystem in as many ways as possible, not only through applications and functionality we develop but via encouraging our highly engaged community to unleash its creativity within the ecosystem.
We know that members of the community will create amazing open source projects of their own and that some of those projects will very likely stand as pillars of the community and ecosystem.
To that end, in an effort to further support high-potential projects and teams, Chia Networks is excited to announce the launch of the Chia Cultivation Grant program!
People or teams who have caught the eye of Chia’s senior leadership and present a compelling proposal as to why they feel their vision, talent, and expertise are uniquely positioned to add material value to the community are provided modest financial support via this grant program.
Cultivation Grant Recipients
Decentralized Exchange (DEX)by Hashgreen hashgreen.net
Hashgreen is the first decentralized exchange on the Chia Blockchain. The platform enables users to exchange Chia (XCH) and Chia Asset Tokens (CATs) in a secure and anonymous manner. We aggregate open offers in an order book to improve efficiency and provide trade histories for price transparency. By integrating with the official Chia light wallet, Hashgreen offers you a seamless experience where trading only takes a mere few clicks.
Chia Wallet & 3D NFT Mintingby Lmtlss copycat.sh
Copycat is an open-source, all-in-one mobile application for iOS that combines various digital technologies into a single platform, specifically designed with the metaverse future in mind. Integrating 3D scanning, Chia crypto wallet, and NFT minting, the app provides users with a versatile set of tools. The app’s features include creating realistic 3D models of real-world items, managing Chia-based digital assets, and minting and trading unique NFTs, which can be utilized within metaverse environments.
Decentralized Exchange (DEX)by dexie dexie.space
dexie is a decentralized or peer-to-peer exchange for Chia offers and supports Chia tokens (CATs) and NFTs. Users can create, browse and accept offers within a single interface. dexie also tracks trades and provides a markets dashboard, as well as APIs for wallets and other applications to easily integrate offers and prices.
Lite Farmerby Evergreen evergreenminer.com
Lite Farmer (or 1-Click Farming) is an open source application intended to work with a trusted Chia full node. It allows a user to start farming without a locally synced full node by connecting to a remote node at some trusted location. The code is available as a Docker container for easy use on a device or supported NAS. The included web interface can be used to create a wallet and PlotNFt, manage farming rewards, switch between pools or switch to solo farming.
+12 more Projects!(Multiple new projects launching soon!)
+12 more projects!
By various community devs.
With over a dozen grant recipients currently heads-down in development as of Q4 2022, the Chia ecosystem has a lot of great projects launching over the coming months that we’re looking to add to this page as each project nears the finish line!
How to Apply
If you have a team with a project vision you think would be a potential candidate for a Grant, you can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a grant application to reach the approval process stage within the Grant Committee, it needs to present a project plan for a product that you feel will elevate the Chia Ecosystem and further the growth and adoption of the technology. This plan must include the following:
1. A background on your team
2. A full summary of the proposed product or idea
3. A breakdown of deliverable milestones and timelines
4. Fiscal breakdown of the Grant request and how it will be applied to #3
5. A summary of the product plan post-launch and how you plan to sustain the project beyond grant funding.
A good rule of thumb is, approach the grant submission like you would if pitching investors!
Due to the volume of applications and interest, we cannot guarantee we will be able to follow up with all applicants individually and will be prioritizing those who present a fully fleshed out in-depth proposal that incorporates not only a solid idea but milestones, fiscal and resource budgets, team information, etc.
Additionally, efforts to contact Chia Network Leadership directly to seek updates on a grant application outside of the communications flow with the grant team may result in adverse disruption of the grant approval process.
Also please note the grant process is not a short one. We typically process submissions in batches roughly every 8 to 12 weeks. Once a Grant has been approved, expect to work with us for another 2-4 weeks hashing out the associated paperwork. Once the paperwork is completed, anticipate another ~30 – 45 days before the initial grant payment(s) are made.