Lab Fund

The dates for the next Lab Fund haven’t been announced yet, but check out Stellar Quest: a fun new way to learn Stellar! Complete challenges using the Stellar Laboratory and compete with fellow community members to earn prizes!

To find out what’s next for the SCF, join the SCF Discord server, and let your voice be heard on key discussions to shape the next round of community funding.


until the next round!

At a glance

The goal of the Lab Fund is to inspire experimental use cases, open-source software, documentation, events, market presence, and real-world stress tests.  The Lab Fund will also serve as an onramp into the Seed Fund.

  • Four times per year, 500,000 XLM is split between ~12 projects
  • Of initial entries, ~12 are chosen by a nomination panel of SDF and community members
  • Final amount allocation is determined by quadratic community vote
  • Strong emphasis on open-source and public-content contributions


This fund is an entry point for exploration and discovery.  It's designed to encourage and support wide and varied ecosystem experimentation, and will have lower prize amounts, higher frequency, and more entrants than the Seed Fund. The bar for eligibility is therefore quite low: use, talk about, or showcase Stellar in some way and you’re welcome to participate. There’s a nomination panel to filter out ineligible entries and to select the ~12 best for the final community vote, but the idea is all are welcome to try and keep trying.