The Interledger Foundation (ILF) and its community are building pathways to financial access and opportunity across the world. We support people and ideas that use the Interledger Protocol (ILP) to contribute to an open payments network built on equitable access through the internet. In continued service of our mission, and learning from our Grant for the Web program, we are excited to announce the next open Call For Proposals (CFP) to target the creation of more financial nodes in the Interledger network. We will be looking for projects that want to plan and build financial services.
We're proud to announce that Lawil Karama is joining our team as an ambassador! Lawil is a community builder and networker with extensive experience. Furthermore she is our first female Ambassador from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Lawil her diverse background means she has a different perspective and filter on what the needs of the users are. With this perspective she will support the GFW team at Interledger Foundation to reach new communities and connect the GFW with fringe communities and niche spaces. Additionally Lawil will help make sure that the GFW attracts more grantees from around the globe.
A year of attentive observation and thoughtful recalibration has helped us define how our program will continue to mature in the coming months.
The 2022 virtual event will open on 7 March 2022 for four days of online sessions. Mozfest is a perfect space for the Web Monetization community to share work, teach others and find collaborators. The Call for Proposals for the festival is open until November 5th. All details on submitting are here.
Today we announced a $505,000 award to CRWNMAG to provide digital content for Black women delivered in an authentic voice by a trusted platform. Sustainable web monetization that fosters financial inclusion for creators will be a key feature of the publication’s digital transformation, reflecting Interledger’s core mission.
We are excited to announce that the Interledger Foundation’s Grant for the Web program has awarded five new projects that explore Web Monetization in the fields of culture, art, and technology, all while introducing more people to the idea of better business models for the web.
Through the Grant for the Web program, the Interledger Foundation aims to fund innovation supporting openly-networked payments on the web using the Interledger Protocol and the Web Monetization standard. To that end we are excited to announce that our next public Call For Proposals is open as of Monday July 26th and will run through September 22nd.
This time last year we were in the middle of our first open call for proposals, transitioning from an idea to a real program. We wanted to be making grants in the world, we wanted to be managing projects, and we wanted to be building community.