About Foundation Grants
Do you have an idea of a project you could build using the LBRY protocol, or
want to help promote awareness and use of the LBRY protocol and open source tools?
Come help build and promote the world's library.
The LBRY Foundation receives funding from a portion of the 200 million LBC premined credits reserved for Community to spread the use and adoption of the LBRY protocol. The more people that use and love LBRY, the stronger the LBRY network is.
Ways to become involved or find ideas for grant projects:
- Contribute to the development of LBRY's Open Source Projects
- Host a LBRY Meetup in your town
- Create videos or graphics to promote or explain LBRY
- Make a new product that uses or incorporates LBRY open source software
- Free speech projects
Create Your Funding Proposal
Ready to apply? Here are some tips for success:
Have a Clear Goal
The best proposals have a simple, clear goal and an expected outcome, with measurable results.
Grants are awarded on a rolling basis, and you may receive multiple grants. Successful completion of projects helps build your trustworthiness.
Host a Meetup
We have a great need to spread awareness about LBRY. Host a meetup and we will give you swag including LBRY Credits.
Feel free to send us an email with any additional questions you have about our grant program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to your questions about the LBRY Foundation and applying for a grant
Where does the funding for the LBRY Foundation come from?
The LBRY protocol and blockchain were created with the idea that content and information should be created and controlled by the community. Rather than do an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), LBRY Inc. decided to create a pool of premined coins for community projects and development. The LBRY Foundation was granted 5 million LBC from LBRY Inc.
What kinds of projects can I submit for grant consideration?
Applications must make use of the LBRY protocol in some form. Some ideas include building a web project, a classroom project/lesson plan, developing a mobile application, extending the LBRY Apps or services in some way, or your own creative idea using LBRY.
Do I need to be affiliated with a non-profit organization?
No, we welcome projects from anybody, as long as they utilize and promote the LBRY protocol in some way.
How do you decide if a proposal will be funded?
We evaluate each submission on a case by case basis. Our standards for evaluating proposals can be found on our GitHub. (Coming soon)
Do you have a maximum funding limit?
Each project is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and funded based on the merits and need for the project. Reputation and previous experience of the person or team requesting funds helps determine our willingness and extent to fund a project.
What is the process after I submit my proposal?
We review the submissions on a rolling basis and aim to reply within seven days.
What if I have questions not answered here?
Feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you quickly.