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There’s No Better Way To Fund Open Source Projects

Gitcoin Grants uses quadratic funding, ensuring that projects doing the greatest public good get the most support.

Why quadratic funding?

Quadratic Funding is the optimal way to fund public goods in a democratic community. It works like a crowdfunding campaign that matches contributions from individuals with a pool from bigger donors. The higher the number of individual donors, the more matched funds a project gets.

Traditional matching

  • Grant 1 gets $100.
  • Grant 2 gets $100.
  • At the end of the round, both grants get $100 in matching.

Gitcoin quadratic matching

  • Grant 1 gets $100 from 1 funder.
  • Grant 2 gets $100 from 10 funders.
  • At the end of the round, Grant 1 gets $10 in matching, Grant 2 gets $190 in matching.
Support public goods, support open source

Often the most important tools, platforms, and software — things we all use — are woefully underfunded. By participating in Gitcoin Grants, you are supporting open source projects that do the most good.

Open source development is vital because it encourages rapid innovation through collaboration. Create opportunities for the next generation of decentralized web builders working on digital public goods.

Vote with your funds through Gitcoin Grants and make your voice heard! Take an active role in the success of Web3 projects doing the greatest public good.

Projects making an impact

ethers.js - Complete, Simple and Tiny

by @ricmoo

The ethers.js library is a complete and compact library for interacting with the Ethereum Blockchains and their ecosystem. Features: ● Keep your private keys in your client, safe and sound ● Import and export JSON wallets (Geth, Parity and crowdsale) ● Import and export BIP 39 mnemonic phrases (12 word backup phrases) and HD Wallets (Czech, English, French, Italian, J…

$380,347 raised from 14703 contributors


by @pedrouid

WalletConnect is an open source protocol for connecting decentralized applications to mobile wallets with QR code scanning or deep linking. A user can interact securely with any Dapp from their mobile phone, making WalletConnect wallets a safer choice compared to desktop or browser extension wallets. Currently supported by more than 100 wallets and 300+ dapps. Covering …

$125,564 raised from 7965 contributors

The Defiant - Subscriptions for All!

by @writercami

The Defiant is building the leading information platform at the intersection of tech and finance. We are the only news platform focusing on decentralized finance, creating objective, unbiased, professional journalism, for degens and newbies to keep track of this money revolution. Everything we raise on this round will be used towards gifting Defiant subscriptions. Grant su…

$82,416 raised from 5281 contributors

Meet passionate builders


As one of the first quadratic freelancers to go through the platform, I know from personal experience that Gitcoin Grants empowers builders to create the future on Ethereum. My grant enabled me to leave my job and build open source tutorials and prototypes for the open internet. Super excited to see quadratic funding continue to help high leverage outliers find their place in our ecosystem

Austin Griffith
Javascript Developer

Austin Griffith

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With Gitcoin Grants you can support the most impactful projects in web3.

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