The Gear Foundation Web3 Grants Program

Facilitating innovations that contribute to the Vara ecosystem

Specific projects of interest!

Gear Foundation

About Gear Foundation Grants

A non-profit organization dedicated to the growth, security and community of the Vara Ecosystem through providing research support, education and community engagement.

Have questions? Please email [email protected]

Gear Foundation Website

    Purpose and Mission

    The Gear Foundation Grants Program supports project development, growth and innovation across the Vara ecosystem by providing financial aid and project support.

    Gear Foundation grantees will have the opportunity to enhance ecosystem growth while receiving benefits for project development.

    Program Benefits

    Financial Support

    Resources for ambitious founders

    Developer Tools

    Resources and documentation

    Technical Support

    Guidance on technical questions from dedicated members of the Vara development community

    Strategic Advisory

    Connections to ecosystem partners, industry leaders


    • Application

      • Provide details on how your project contributes to the Vara ecosystem, typically through creative development ideas on the network or unlocking new use-cases.

        E.g: increased network/network operator adoption, dApp development and integrations, community engagement

      • Grants are milestone-based. Applications should include suggested milestones for funding
    • Review

      • The Foundation Grant Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. You can expect to hear back within 4-6 weeks. The majority of grants for accepted applicants will be in the amount of $10-$30k, but there may be opportunities for larger grants in the future.
      • You may be contacted to set up an interview with our reviewing committee to address specific questions or provide additional information.
      • Business review includes: contribution to the Vara ecosystem, competitive analysis, roadmap, use of funds, team experience
      • Technical review includes: ecosystem analysis, resourcing requirements, financial projections
    • Decision

      • Applicants will be notified via email with a decision on their submission.
    • Onboarding

      • The Gear Foundation will schedule an onboarding meeting and you will be put in touch with a technical point of contact to help you throughout the development process.
      • You will be briefed on all relevant legal and funding aspects of the grant.
    • Ongoing Support

      • The Gear Foundation will check on a regular basis to provide help and support.
    • Engagement

      • As soon as your project is launched, Gear will inform the community in relevant social channels. Additional marketing support may be also provided.

    Request for proposals (RFPs)

    Gaming projects

    Game creators have realized the benefits of Gear Protocol's technology and increasingly use it as one of the essential parts of their game architecture creating a truly decentralized, completely on-chain, highly automated game experience. Since Vara network transactions are very fast and cheap, it’s a perfect fit for highly loaded gaming applications with a huge number of transactions.

    RFPs: 5

    The areas noted above are only examples - all projects falling under the broader scope of the Gear Foundation's mission are welcome to apply.

    Gear Foundation's resource facilitation does not create any ownership or intellectual property interest in participating projects.

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    Success hinges on the depth of information in your application.

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