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Introducing the Stellar Partnership Grant Program


Stellar Development Foundation

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The partnership program has been retired. Please refer to the Stellar Development Foundation mandate for more information.

Today we are excited to announce the launch of the Stellar Partnership Grant Program. This program will aim to promote the development of high-impact projects in the Stellar ecosystem. is accepting proposals from innovative organizations that are interested in building on the Stellar network to promote global financial access and inclusion. To incentivize our partners and reward network development, we will grant selected partners up to $2,000,000 USD per grant (paid in XLM) to ensure that they are co-beneficiaries of network growth. Grants will be subject to a multi year vesting schedule based on achievement of milestones.

Anchors and Exchanges

The goal of this program is to encourage organizations to develop useful and high-impact products and services using Stellar technology, with the primary focus on anchors (both fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies) and exchanges.

We will read through each application and select winning partners based on the following high-level criteria:

  1. The partnership fulfills an important and unmet need in the Stellar ecosystem OR significantly improves upon an existing solution; and
  2. The team exhibits great promise in being able to successfully develop, deploy, and scale the technology.

For additional guidance and details on what we’re looking for, head to the Partnership Program page.

Other Proposals

We will also consider partnership proposals from NGOs, Fintech companies, and other organizations proposing projects that do not relate directly to anchors or exchanges, or teams working on the categories listed in the Stellar Build Challenge (SBC). We encourage interested organizations to present new, innovative, “outside the box” ideas or use cases that significantly enhance access to and/or functionality of the Stellar Network.

Getting Started

If you are interested in submitting an application for this program, the first step is to review all the details and guidelines on the Partnership Program page. This is where you will find:

  • Vesting/milestone details for Anchors and Exchanges
  • Evaluation process
  • Link to application form


If you have any questions about this program, please contact us.

We are excited to partner with you to expand the Stellar ecosystem!

The Fine Print

This partnership grant program is only available for residents in jurisdictions where the program is legally permissible. Program terms are subject to change at any time.

All participants will retain the intellectual property associated with their submission.