Grants & Funding

Marketing Grants Program

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.


Marketing Support Areas

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Paid digital media (e.g. Meta/IG, Google Ads, Linkedin, Display).
  • Offline marketing activities and events.
  • PR and communications support.
  • In-app incentives, such as new customer bonuses, referrals.
  • External resources, such as marketing agencies, tools, and services.

Areas not supported by marketing grants:
  • Speculation, wash trading, or market manipulation related to or involving XLM or any other Stellar network digital asset.
  • Encouraging investment in any digital asset or promoting statements around the price of digital assets.
  • Marketing or promoting any product or feature that promises interest, a dividend, or other appreciation or return.


What We Look For


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.


Some of our Marketing Grant Recipients

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Apply For a Marketing Grant

To apply for a Stellar Development Foundation Marketing Grant, please visit the application page. Funding for a marketing grant is up to $100k.


Other Grants & Funding

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.

Stellar Community Fund

The Stellar Community Fund draws on community input to support developers and startups building on the Stellar network and Soroban.

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Stellar Matching Fund

The Matching Fund is an investment track designed for earlier stage companies (pre-seed - Series B) interested in building on the Stellar network.

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Enterprise Fund

The Stellar Enterprise Fund is a venture-style fund for growing the network, including direct investments or acquisitions in companies.

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Grants & Funding

Explore the Stellar Development Foundation's grants and award programs and see if you're eligible to apply today.

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