The Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is an open-application grant program that distributes up to 24M XLM annually to Stellar-based developers, startups, and full-fledged companies based on community input.
SCF has two rounds per year, with each round consisting of four phases outlined below. Reference the SCF Handbook to learn more.
Companies and developers building on Stellar submit their projects
A selection panel chooses the strongest submissions for community review
Selected candidates engage with the community to receive feedback on their submissions
Verified community members vote on the submissions they think deserve a grant
The Community Discussion is beneficial for both the contestants and the community: contestants get to advocate for their projects, and the Stellar community can interact directly with developers and entrepreneurs to help them hone their pitches and refine their submissions.
We’ve iterated on the fund a lot over the years based on community feedback, and we will continue to do so as we strive to make SCF as effective and valuable as possible for those submitting projects and for the rest of the community.