Village Grants

The Village Grants program is being phased out to make way for the Community Grants Program, a community-led initiative funded by the Polygon Community Treasury.

Today, applications are open for the Community Grants Program (CGP)

Learn more and apply

Current Grants

zkBuilder DeFi Grants

Quadratic Funding Grant
170,000
MATIC
Total matching funds
ONGOING

Introducing the zkBuilder Decentralized Grants Program, designed to support, fund, and bootstrap DeFi builders on Polygon zkEVM.

As Polygon zkEVM gears up for the next phase of growth in March, it’s important developers are provided the tools and resources needed to thrive within the ecosystem.

The grants program, offered through Polygon Village, will be one of the many resources coming to builders on Polygon zkEVM.

Past Grants

Village Community Grants

Powered by Quadratic Funding, community grants are here to give your project the rocket fuel it needs. It's not just about the cash; it's about building a strong community behind your project.

BUIDL on Polygon #1

Quadratic Funding Grant
170,000
MATIC
Total matching funds
November 2023

BUIDL on Polygon #1 is the first Quadratic Funding grant campaign running on Polygon PoS that aims to reward creators, builders and projects that contribute to the growth and well-being of the Polygon ecosystem. The campaign, open to all web3 use cases and topics, involves the following phases:

  • Submission of project data and KYC/KYB procedure
  • Community contest on Jokerace to establish the list of participants
  • Onboarding on the Giveth platform and carrying out the donation campaign
  • Calculation of matching funds based on donations received
  • Distribution of the grant

The duration of the campaign is approximately 8 weeks.

Infra on Polygon

Quadratic Funding Grant
130,000
MATIC
Total matching funds
November 2023

INFRA on Polygon is a grant campaign that funds teams developing infra in the Polygon ecosystem.
Focus areas include: core client teams, staking infrastructure and tooling, tooling providers, security researchers, EIPs, account abstraction, and more. The project must be open source, at least three months old, and in active development on Polygon PoS, Polygon zkEVM and using Polygon CDK-developed app-chains.

Total campaign duration: 8-10 weeks

Village Build Ideas Grants

Choose an idea and start building. As you hit project milestones, you unlock grant support to fuel your development.

Village Build Ideas
Grants

Milestone-based Grants
up to 100,000
MATIC per team

The Village Build Ideas program is where innovation meets funding. We curate a list of startup ideas, and if you find one that aligns with your vision, we provide grant funding as you make progress.

Village Build Ideas Grants are disbursed based on project milestones. As you reach these milestones, you unlock the financial support you need to turn your ideas into reality.

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