Community Grants

Supporting Our Community

The Graph AdvocatesDAO oversees Community Grants and RFPs focused on "community-building" efforts in The Graph ecosystem. Community building means increasing the community's awareness, engagement, understanding, or participation in The Graph or web3 ecosystem.
Grants are distributed in GRT and are intended for grantees to use in the network, such as being Indexers, Delegators, Curators, Subgraph Developers or subgraph users (like dApps and data dashboards). The DAO sets a guideline of approving Community Grants. The GRT conversion rate will be set with a 30-day TWAP (time weighted average price). All Community Grants above that proposed amount will be deferred to The Graph Council and The Graph Foundation's existing grant application process.

Community grants

  • Podcasts & Multimedia (eg. GRTiQ Podcast)
  • Hackathons and Blockchain Event Sponsorship (eg. ETHDenver, Graph Events)
  • Guides, Tutorials & Educational Content (eg. The Graph Academy, docs)
  • Graph Communities (eg. Graphtronauts, Curation Station, Regional Communities)
  • Educational Programs (eg. Rabbithole, FreeCodeCamp)
  • Community Tooling (eg. delegator tools, notification bots)
  • Marketing & Branding (eg. swag, marketing materials)

Not Community grants

  • Subgraph development, Protocol & subgraph tooling (Matchstick, GraphGen, POIFIER)
  • Protocol support or upgrades
  • DeFi applications (SimpleFi, liquid delegations, Tenderize, GRT integrations/white listing)
  • dApp/product integration

Examples of Past Completed Grants

GRTDataHub Chatbot

The chatbot answers any questions that the user may have about The Graph. It also provides them with links to the relevant documentation along with text and video tutorials so that you can seek further information if they wish. At the time of submitting this grant the chatbot has been built and is being updated to keep the most up to date with new GRT news and projects. It being continuously improved and is being actively used within The Graph communities. This will ensure the chatbot question set can grow to a competent level where it can answer any question that the user has in regard to The Graph and respond with an informative, educational and correct answer. These are some of the topics that you can ask the chatbot about, this list may have been updated from the one below. Data and Charts so far: Live Data / Statistics Active Delegator Count Active Delegation Count Holders Count Subgraphs Count Curators Count Active Indexers Count Total Query Fees Count Total Staked GRT Total GRT Delegated by Delegators Total GRT Signalled by Curators Total Delegated GRT by Indexers Total GRT Burned This returns live data as text within the chat and a link to view the chart in full view in a new tab. Question as of 15/08/22: *Being added but not yet pushed to live site (15/08/22) Delegator What is the active delegator count? What is the total GRT delegated by delegators? What are deleagtor rewards? What is a delegator? How do I delegate? What are the delegation fees? Can I delegate with a wallet? How long to undelegate? What is gas? What is liquid staking? Indexer What is an indexer? What is the active indexers count? What is the total delegated GRT by indexers? How do I choose an indexer? What are the hardware requirements for indexing? Indexer Office Hours What is the Indexer reward cut? How much GRT do I need to become an Indexer? Indexers Location How do I compare Indexers? What tools can I use to find an Indexer? How many GRT tokens do I need to become an Indexer? Curator What is the curators count? What is the total GRT signalled by curators? What is a curator? What is a bonding curve? *More being added for curator. Subgraph What is a subgraph? How do I signal a subgraph? How do I verify a subgraph? What is the subgraphs count? How do i get subgraphs id from ipfs hash? How do I create a subgraph? How do I deploy a subgraph? How do I migrate a subgraph from hosted service to mainnet? What is an allocation? What courses are available? What is the difference between hosted and mainnet? What is the hosted service? What is sunsetting the hosted service? Learn about The Graph What is the graph foundation? What is the graph council? Who are the founding members of the graph? Who provides funding to the graph? Who are the core developers? What is the graph? What is edge & node? What is Graph day? What is Graph hack? Does the graph do airdrops? Is there a way to get free GRT? What is the Github address for the graph? Where can I find the road map? What is the schema used by the graph? Community What is the graph official discord server? What is the graph telegram? Where can I find the graph community? What are the graphtronauts? What is an advocate? *Community calendar and events being added. (Such as advocates events) Query Fees What are query fees? How are indexing rewards and query fees distributed? *How to find query fees for Subgraphs is being added. Tokenomics What are the tokenonomics? What are token unlocks? What is token supply? What is the GRT token address? What is an epoch? Core Developers | Graph Day Who are the core developers? What is graph ops? What is geo? What are substreams? What is streamingfast? What is the guild? What is semiotic? What is figment? What is firehose? Graph Day Graph Hack *Adding Messari as they are a new Core Dev. Learn Web 3 Women in web 3 What courses are available? What is Web3? What is a blockchain? Is blockchain safe? What is cryptocurrency? What is ethereum? What is proof of work? What is proof of stake? What is a stable coin? What is the difference between a coin and a token? What is a cex? What is a dex? What is layer two? What is zkproof? What is a smart contract? What is a nft? What is mining? What are nodes? What is a token burn? What is a dao? What is zksnark? What is zkstark? What is the metaverse? *Free courses and content being added. *Improvements form at the bottom of the chatbot has already had requests for new content. Chatbot Timeline 1. Chatbot start date, 20th May 2022. 2. Chatbot Beta testing phase 1 start date, 6th June 2022. 3. Chatbot Beta testing phase 2 start date, 1st July 2022. 4. Chatbot official release for public use, 13h August 2022. 5. Chatbot to be kept up to date at all times, any new GRT news / features will added within a 24-48 hour period (target) with documentation and tutorials if applicable. 6. Chatbot multi-lingual update (prioritise upgrades with app usage by language after English) 7. German Chatbot building start date TBD 8. Chatbot for German community beta testing phase 1 start date target, before the end of 2022 depending on building start date from 7.

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Side event talk on EthSantiago

Because we are going to be able to replicate what we already did in EthLatam Buenos Aires side event called "La Previa". And we are going to have presence on Chile event that will be very important for community building.

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Side Event Ethereum Santiago de Chile (September 22th)

Ethereum Santiago will be the main local Web3 event this year. The Graph x Chainlink side event will convoque devs from all over the country and abroad. This event will be the first stone to build a Chilean Graph Community, it will help to make discover the Network locally, bring new builders and new participants to the ecostystem.

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The Graph Germany Community

foster & grow the German Graph community in social channels to promote the use case of what the Graph does and help educate people on how the Graph works ( delegating, etc )

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Signal31

A Telegram bot (notification framework) which currently provides Curators, Indexers and others (in multiple telegram groups/channel) with (crucial) near realtime information about events happening in The Graph Mainnet (Subgraphs, Signals, Query Fees, 'Listed' ETH address activities, etc).

Deutsch Chatbot & Chatbot Español

As I hope many of the community now know what the chatbot is, I will give a short explanation and provide a link to the German chatbot that is currently in Phase 2 BETA testing. Once this is finished I will continuous improve it as per the current English chatbot, and I will start building the Spanish chatbot. The target date for this is 18th October 2022. www.GRTDataHub.com/GERchatBot The German chatbot answers any questions that the user may have about The Graph. If the user asks in either German or English it will respond in German. I know that many of the community members can write English well, sometimes broken English but it is good enough for the chatbot. It also provides them with links to the relevant documentation along with text and video tutorials so that you can seek further information if they wish. The current documentation via the links is in English but this is being translated to German and a new link being provided, this will be linked to a page within the app. At the time of submitting this grant the German chatbot has been built and is in Phase 2 BETA, being tested by multiple German community members and updated to keep the most up to date with new GRT news and projects. This will ensure the chatbot question set can grow to a competent level where it can answer any question that the user has in regard to The Graph and respond with an informative, educational and correct answer. I will start building the chatbot asap after finishing the German chatbot.

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GHANA CRYPTO & DEFI SUMMIT 2022

I'm convinved that this event will help stimulate ideation and discussion around new and novel subgraph ideas built using the Graph Protocol for the African context and with African user adoption in mind. Beyond that lies the opportunity for new ideas, projects, relationships to be launched from a community with the shared goal of pioneering web3 adoption and development in Africa. The goal of this Summit should be to introduce The Graph ecosystem and spark interest among the participants to use The Graph ecosystem.

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The Graph: Web3 On-Chain Analytics (Bootcamp)

- Bring new developers to The Graph Ecosystem - Networking - Community Creation - Educate people about the protocol. - Grow the hispanic community. - The Graph awarenes

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Graph Advocates Stickers

I’d like to think this contribution will bring a smile to the face of any person who receives a custom Graph Advocates sticker. While not a revolutionary engineering marvel, I think stickers (and swag more generally) serve an important purpose to recognize community members for their contributions and to help promote our community through free advertising. Many people adorn their laptops with stickers so I envision well-placed Graph Advocates stickers might warrant a question or two from curious sticker admirers. The key to broader web3 adoption involves human-to-human conversation and stickers can be a vehicle to start a great chat.

The Graph Pakistan

This project will allow a big regional community to learn more about the Graph and understand it better in their own language !

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Urdu, Hindi & Ukrainian Chatbots - GRTDataHub

The chatbots will educate newcomers to Web3 and The Graph, along with enhancing the onboarding of the Urdu, Hindi and Ukrainian speaking communities, providing content to these community that may not be currently available is most circumstances. The GRTDataHub Chatbot provides the most up to date documentation, text and video tutorials in seconds of receiving the question from a user; with translated documents and tutorials and have not previously been available or easily accessible to these communities. This instant support in whatever role they would like to take part in The Graph ecosystem will ensure new GRT holders from these communities can contribute promptly and with accurate and current information / tutorials on how to do so. Not everyone learns the same way, some cannot easily interpret instruction or guides through reading text alone. I have made an active effort to ensure that video tutorials are also included within the chatbot response where possible. So that all users can get the most out of this tool.

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Digital Currency Academy

Visibility and knowledge of how the graph works to people who are into web3

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BlockchainUNN Conference 2.0

The Blockchain Conference is an education event which will help educate people about Web 3 and onboard more enthusiasts/developers into the graph ecosystem

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The Graph Pakistan 2.0

This project will allow our regional community to learn more about the Graph and and to seek a roadmap as a subgraph developer in graph's ecosystem as majority of the audience will be technical !

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French (Français) & Turkish (Türkçe) Chatbots and additional app features - GRTDataHub

All of the features within the app are tailored towards educating newcomers and enhance the onboarding within all communities, the GRTDataHub Chatbot provides the most up to date documentation, text and video tutorials in seconds of receiving the question from a user; with translated documents and tutorials and have not previously been available or easily accessible to these communities. This instant support in whatever role they would like to take part in The Graph ecosystem will ensure new GRT holders from these communities can contribute promptly and with accurate and current information / tutorials on how to do so. Not everyone learns the same way, some cannot easily interpret instruction or guides through reading text alone. I have made an active effort to ensure that video tutorials are also included within the chatbot response where possible. So that all users can get the most out of this tool.

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octaloop (April 2023)

Octaloop has been conducting events in India since 2016. We have a strong network of local communities in each city in India. We have a great network of developers through the meetups and hackathons we conducted in the past. This is more than enough for the exposure and expansion of Graph in India.

Graph Advocates Spotlight weekly newsletter

My hope for how this project will impact the Graph is listed above in the description. But I would like to add that after partnering with one Text Translator Advocate to provide the newsletter in Spanish each week (!) I am looking forward to partnering with other Advocates to incorporate additional languages in the future. My hope is that this will attract more non-english speaking folks to join The Graph community.

Side Event Ethereum Argentina

The event will impact in devs for explain in a deeply way about creation and migration to L2 in Spanish.

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The Graph India (GraphGurus)

The purpose of this grant is to establish and support the GraphGuru Local Chapter for The Graph India Community. Through targeted funding, we aim to create a dedicated platform that fosters education, skill development, and collaboration in The Graph graph ecosystem. This grant will enable us to organize local meetups, set up the GraphGuru infrastructure, host small meetups, strategic partnerships, and enhance our online presence. By doing so, we will empower Graph enthusiasts to become experts, facilitate knowledge sharing, and cultivate a vibrant Graph protocol community in India. What we want to achieve with The Graph India is: -Empowering, supporting and providing guidance to bootstrap The Graph India community. -Create a sense of belonging for The Graph India community. Grow the developer community. -Avoid over delivering, but focusing on high quality meetups and building partnerships. -Avoid arranging meetups just for free swags but focus on connecting people and create long term retention. -Sharing projects developed using the Graph Protocol. -Creating opportunities for Indian developers to join the Graph Protocol ecosystem and pursue careers within the network.

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Side Event Ethereum México

The event will impact in devs for explain in a deeply way about creation and migration to L2 in Spanish. And this event will be the first event that The Graph organize in México.

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Graph Birthday Party 2023 in New Delhi

We believe that this event will be a resounding success, demonstrating our commitment to The Graph's growth and development.

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Graph Birthday Party 2023 in Tokyo

The Graph initiative provides a solid data infrastructure for web3, and other web3-related initiatives will ultimately leverage The Graph. leverage The Graph. This will create a flywheel-like synergy.

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The Graph Birthday Buenos Aires 2023

This kind of event is a way to be more in contact with the community

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Graph meet-up during Devconnect in Istanbul

My goal is to facilitate connections and strengthen relationships within The Graph community while also fostering its growth.

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Networking Lunch during ETH India

Our vision is to revolutionize BD support for The Graph and web3. We focus on proactive event engagement, setting up impactful meetings, creating meaningful connections, and ensuring follow-up. By fostering strong relations, we contribute significantly to our network's growth.

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The Arabic Graph

I believe more people will be able to understand The graph and its huge impact on Web3 and Blockchain. I believe I can onboard more delegators and contributors to the whole ecosystem

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Alphaday

We’d like to build a Graph community dashboard on Alphaday that aggregates Graph news, on-chain data, social media, dev resources and much more into one customizable UI. The desired outcome is to enhance community engagement, awareness, as well as experience that revolves around The Graph.

Side event Ethereum Argentina. Workshop Chainlink and The Graph

This kind of event is very important to be in contact with developers and try to onboard more people to web3.

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Side event EthSamba

This kind of event is very important to be in contact with developers and try to onboard more people to web3. In addition of that, the event is before EthSamba hackathon, so we expect attendees use The Graph during the hackathon

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