Exploring the relationship between specific content types and consumer appetites for monetization by offering value propositions that are different from traditional web business models.
Building technical infrastructure that will advance the capabilities of Web Monetization to launch new business models for the web.
Producing research, reports, and thought leadership to convince more people to adopt Web Monetization technology and practices.
Helping others learn about and advocate for openly networked payments enabled by the Interledger Protocol and the Web Monetization API.
We aim to fund innovation supporting openly-networked payments on the web using the Interledger Protocol and the Web Monetization standard.
Our goal is iterative learning in order to build a healthy, vibrant ecosystem of web monetized tools, content, and resources.
We recognize that dominant business models of the web are controlled by the same institutions, companies, and algorithms that reinforce systemic racism and inequality. We seek to support communities that have – and continue to be – systemically and deliberately excluded from opportunities around financial inclusion and empowerment.
We also aim to promote good web design principles, ensuring that the emerging Web Monetization ecosystem supports scalable, global, and open standardization.
Projects must be manageable experiments, but they are not required to succeed – we recognize that we don’t know the limits of the technology and are enthusiastically open to boundary-pushing ideas.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, September 22 at 19:00 UTC.
Applications to the open call for proposals can be submitted by individuals, organizations, companies, and institutions. We can fund projects almost anywhere in the world. Lead applicants must be 18 or older.
Applicants must request a specific amount required to achieve clearly defined outcomes. We currently offer three tiers for funding:
Small-scale projects. Good for early stage ideas or specific and limited deliverables.
Medium-scale projects. Good for building on existing work and capacity, launching programs, and pursuing multiple deliverables.
Large-scale projects. Good for multi-faceted programs that balance a variety of activities and deliverables with a goal of tangible additions to the ecosystem.
Applying to the open call for proposals will take you a few hours (you'll have the ability to save along the way). Before you dive in, take our two-minute eligibility quiz to ensure you qualify. Teams must identify a lead applicant and submit a single application. To apply, you will need to provide: