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To encourage the network’s growth, SDF distributes lumens to teams building on Stellar. Grant programs support both large and emerging projects. The Foundation also supports research on Stellar’s core technology.

SDF makes grants to organizations building high-quality services on Stellar and supports independent developers creating core infrastructure for the network. These grant programs are by invitation only. Unsolicited applications for grants will not be considered.

SDF partners with leading companies to distribute lumens to individuals via airdrops. These programs increase network access and educate the world about Stellar. Key partners include Coinbase and

Community Fund

Every quarter, the Stellar community allocates lumens from the Stellar Community Fund to app, games, companies, and even art based on or build on Stellar. Any project may apply.

Academic Research Grants

SDF is accepting proposals for basic technical, economic, and legal research advancing the foundation’s goals.