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Community-Nominated Grants

Each quarter, community members can nominate individuals, teams and even themselves, if they have made contributions to Mina. You can see a selection of actual grants that have recently been given here. No contribution is too small – help the Mina Foundation award those working on Mina by nominating them!

Nominate for a Community Grant

Nominate yourself or someone else for a quarterly Community Grant.

NOMINATE NOW

Types of Grants

1. NOMINATIONS

Community members nominate themselves or others via a form.

2. ELIGIBILITY CHECK

An eligibility review is conducted to filter out contributions not made within the quarter as well as those that may have already received a grant.

3. NOMINEE QUESTIONNAIRE

Those nominated who make it past the eligibility review stage will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and given the opportunity to share relevant information about their contribution, to assist with the evaluation process.

4. EVALUATION

The Mina Foundation will evaluate all contributions based on the input provided in the previous steps.

5. ANNOUNCEMENT

A full list of eligible nominees will be shared with the community on Discord and other channels.

6. KYC ONBOARDING

All potential grantees will receive KYC onboarding and be available to move forward to the payout phase if they successfully pass the required process. Check out the detailed overview and timing for the whole process here.


Evaluation Criteria

The Mina Foundation will be reviewing all community grant nominations, giving consideration to criteria such as these listed. You can see the full evaluation tool here.

01

Community contributions that are aligned with Mina’s mission and CORE values

02

High impact projects (especially those related to zkApps) that benefit the community and broader ecosystem

03

Projects exhibiting elegance in design and high effort

04

Contributions that have a positive user experience for many community members

General Questions


WHERE DO I BEGIN IF I WANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW MINA WORKS?

The “How Mina Works” page on the Mina website is a great place to start. You can also visit the Mina Docs and join Mina’s Discord to ask questions.

CAN I BE NOMINATED FOR AND AWARDED MULTIPLE GRANTS DURING THE SAME GRANT CYCLE?

Yes, if you have made multiple contributions, you are eligible to be nominated and awarded for each one during the same grant cycle.

CAN I NOMINATE MYSELF?

Yes! It is highly encouraged for you to nominate yourself for a Community Grant.

HOW DO I INCREASE MY CHANCE OF GETTING SELECTED FOR A GRANT?

See the Evaluation Criteria section above and check out the evaluation tool.

IF I AM NOMINATED FOR A GRANT, WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

If you are nominated for a grant, we will reach out to you to fill out the nomination questionnaire so you can share relevant information and gain more ownership in surfacing all your contributions. The full process once you are nominated can be found here.

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF ME, IF I RECEIVE A GRANT?

We expect grant recipients to:

  • Communicate effectively and create a tight feedback loop
  • Serve as ambassadors of Mina in the larger crypto community

DO I NEED TO GO THROUGH THE KYC PROCESS FOR EACH GRANT?

Yes, you must go through the KYC process for each grant you are awarded.

DO I NEED TO GO THROUGH THE KYC PROCESS FOR EACH GRANT?

Yes, you must go through the KYC process for each grant you are awarded.

WHERE DO I GO IF I NEED HELP?

Join the #grants channel on Mina’s Discord and ask your questions there.