Grants & Funding
As part of its commitment to bringing new individual users and businesses to the Stellar ecosystem, SDF offers marketing grants of up to $100,000 to fuel the growth and user acquisition efforts of projects built on the Stellar network. The funds from marketing grants are designed to support a wide array of initiatives, including digital and offline marketing, in-app incentives, PR, and communications.
Marketing grants go to both new and existing projects with clear use cases and concrete timelines and are reserved for qualified teams with proven capability to define budgets, set benchmarks, execute on marketing campaigns, and deliver results.
Is the project live with traction or preparing to launch soon?
Does the project have a connection to SDF’s mission of increasing financial inclusion, sustainability, compliance, DEI and social responsibility?
Will increased success of the project directly and positively impact the Stellar ecosystem?
Does the marketing proposal have a detailed execution plan with clear deliverables, timelines, and measurable milestones for success?
Does the project have its own marketing team/resource that could implement a co-created plan?
The more detail you provide the better your chances are of getting funded.
Please note that timelines are subject to change based on the volume of applications.
The Stellar Development Foundation also offers other sources of funding for projects in the Stellar ecosystem. Explore our grants and award programs below and see if you’re eligible to apply today.
The Stellar Community Fund draws on community input to support developers and startups building on the Stellar network and Soroban.
The Matching Fund is an investment track designed for earlier stage companies (pre-seed - Series B) interested in building on the Stellar network.
The Stellar Enterprise Fund is a venture-style fund for growing the network, including direct investments or acquisitions in companies.