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Grant for the Web is a $100M fund to boost open, fair, and inclusive standards and innovation in Web Monetization. Learn more.

The problem

The web is suffocating under a broken business model. Its economic engine is driven by invasive advertising, data trafficking, AI-generated recommendations, and site-by-site subscriptions.

All of us suffer the consequences, but independent creators and publishers face a particular set of challenges from omnipotent platforms and opaque algorithms that reward clicks, not quality.

The opportunity

We believe that better business models can be built within the very fabric of the web itself, starting with the browser.

Grant for the Web aims to build monetization natively into the web by funding the innovation and growth of an open technology stack featuring the Web Monetization standard and the Interledger Protocol – tools that allow small quantities of money to stream in real-time as you browse the web.

This Second Chance call for proposals will fund projects that contribute to an ecosystem of web monetized content, users, tools, and infrastructure. 

What we are looking for in Second Chance applications

We are looking for a demonstrated evolution and maturation of the ideas outlined in your first application based on feedback, research, further experimentation, and learning.


Applying to the Second Chance call for proposals

Please make sure you are eligible for this opportunity before you apply. Applications that do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be reviewed.

  • Only individuals associated with proposals that were rejected from our original call for proposals that ran from April - June 2020 will be allowed to submit an application.
  • Lead applicants, people listed as a team member, or people named in the "who will do the work" section from applications submitted in our first call for proposals are eligible.
  • Your project must be linked to the idea in the original proposal. You can not submit a brand new idea. The purpose of this Second Chance is to support the evolution and maturation of ideas based on feedback, research, further experimentation, and learning.
  • Successful projects must execute their work in the 6-month period between May and October 2021. We are not funding other timelines with this opportunity.

If you have questions, please read the Second Chance FAQ. If you still have questions, visit the Web Monetization Community Space.

Deadline to submit: February 1, 2021 at 12:00pm (noon) Pacific.