It’s time: submissions are now open for the 11th round of the Stellar Community Fund (SCF)!
Is there a change you can imagine that would make the world a better place? A need out there that’s not addressed by current technology? Apply to the SCF with your Stellar-based project before one of the submission deadlines (Sept 25 & Oct 30) and request the budget you need to realize your vision.
The SCF is an open-application grant program that distributes up to 24M XLM annually based on community input to support the development of products and services built on Stellar.
🥾 | SCF#11 Startup Bootcamp
For the first time ever, selected candidates are invited to participate in a virtual bootcamp from November 1–3. Participants will work with SDF and Stellar ecosystem members to define a problem, storyboard a solution, and develop a rapid prototype before getting feedback from the Stellar community.
Learn more about the bootcamp here and complete your SCF submission form before September 25th to be considered!
📘 | SCF Handbook
Say goodbye to guessing answers or looking for scattered rules and information. Welcome the brand-new SCF Handbook, a source-of-truth document for everything related to the SCF! While you’ll still be able to view SCF projects, find dates for upcoming rounds, and access submission forms on communityfund.stellar.org, the handbook will contain all the information, rules, and recommendations for project submission and community participation.
🌟 | Opportunities for Verified Members
Verified members are the life force of SCF. They provide critical feedback and decide how to allocate funding to Stellar-based projects. This round, we’re expanding our effort to grow, diversify, and engage the verified member panel by:
- Inviting verified members to join the selection panel to screen submissions;
- Inviting verified members to become project facilitators in the SCF#11 Startup Bootcamp;
- Enabling collaborative submission review.
More information coming soon, stay tuned!
📈 | Post-SCF growth opportunities
In addition to kick-starting your Stellar-based project, SCF also unlocks opportunities for continued development and growth. Starting with SCF#10, all candidates selected for community review will be considered (but not guaranteed) for:
- Support from SDF’s Partnerships team;
- Other SDF grants (Marketing, Infrastructure, etc.);
- Referral to external accelerators, incubators, and investors.