Welcome to the Zcash Grants Hub! The programs listed are all administered by the Zcash Foundation. Through this portal, you can connect with the following programs: 


  • Zcash Community Grants (active, apply below)
  • Zcon3 Attendance Request Form (active, complete form below)
  • Zcash Community Grants RFP Program (active, apply below)
  • Zcash Community Grants Ambassador Program (pending)
  • ZF Grants Program (pending)
  • ZF Scholarship Program (pending)

 

Zcash Community Grants Program

  • Zcash Community Grants exists to fund projects that advance the usability, security, privacy, and adoption of Zcash, a privacy-focused cryptocurrency.
  • Zcash Community Grants was created by community members of the Zcash cryptocurrency in ZIP 1014, working within the Zcash governance process. Zcash Community Grants is a technology advisory board that constitutes a committee of the Zcash Foundation.
  • Funding for Zcash Community Grants comes from a slice of the Zcash protocol Dev Fund as put forth by ZIP 1014, which allocates a portion of the block subsidy of each block.
  • To view all submitted Zcash Community Grants proposals March 2022 to present, click here. 
  • To view completed and in progress grants submitted prior to March 2022 on the old grants platform, click here. (external link)
  • Please direct any questions to grants@zfnd.org. Thank you!

Zcon3

We invite you to apply to attend Zcon3 by completing the below Attendance Request Form. 

  • Details: Zcon3 will take place August 7-9, 2022 at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas; $500 USD early bird registration is now open ($600 regular registration starting May 30). To apply for a scholarship, please complete the below form.
  • Registration Process: Within 10 working days of submitting the form, we will let you know if you have been selected to attend the conference. At that time, we will send a payment form and/or scholarship stipend information, room booking instructions, and visa invitation letters.
  • Want to lead a workshop or speak at Zcon3? Submit an RFP here!
  • Virtual Attendance: Can't attend in person? Registration for the virtual component will open July 1 on the Zcon3 landing site. Virtual attendees will be able to ask speakers questions and engage in discussion with other virtual and in-person attendees. No registration fee will be collected from virtual attendees.
  • Questions: Reach out at contact@zfnd.org, for more FAQs visit our website.

Zcash Community Grants RFP Program

  • The ZCG collects Request for Proposal (RFPs) for projects that benefit the Zcash community, submit a PDF of your proposal by completing the form below. 
  • The ZCG is now collecting RFPs for the following projects: 

               - Zcash Podcast 

               - Zcash UniFFI Library

               - Run Your Own Zcash Node 

               - Community Note Taker

  • Contact grants@zfnd.org for questions. 

We invite you to apply to attend Zcon3. Within 10 working days of completing this form, we will let you know if you have been selected to attend the conference. At that time, we will send a payment form and/or scholarship stipend information, room booking instructions, and visa invitation letters.  

  • What: A three-day conference for people who are building privacy infrastructure for the public good. Zcon3 covers three themes: (1) Zcash protocol and ecosystem; (2) Privacy tech in other cryptocurrencies and applications; (3) Community and governance. The recap of last year’s virtual conference can give you an idea of the types of presentation subjects and speakers to expect.
  • Who: Privacy researchers, practitioners, influencers, and members of the Zcash and financial privacy communities
  • Where: Las Vegas, United States at the Palms Casino Resort
  • When: Sunday, August 7th, starting at 8:00 AM PDT to Tuesday, August 9th, ending at noon PDT followed by co-working space. We recommend arriving on Saturday, August 6th and planning to stay most of the day on the 9th.
  • Cost: Early-bird registration is $500 USD. Price will increase to $600 USD on May 30. One registration includes entrance into the conference and most meals. Accommodations and travel are not included. We also have scholarships available (apply by submitting the form). Participation is limited and we anticipate tickets will go fast so register today!
  • Accommodation: We offer a special rate for invited attendees at the host hotel Palms Casino Resort. Reservations MUST be made by July 11th to secure group rate. Below rates are before taxes (13.38% Clark County room Tax), Resort Fee (reduced rate of $25/day), and additional fees. Self-parking is free for hotel guests:

               - Sat August 6: $169 USD

               - Sunday August 7: $79 USD

               - Monday 8: $79 USD

               - Tuesday 9: $79 USD

  • Questions: Reach out at contact@zfnd.org, for more FAQs visit our website

Please review the links below prior to submitting a grant funding request. If you have questions regarding any of the steps or requirements presented below please contact grants@zfnd.org. 

Current Zcash Community Grants RFP Program opportunities:

  1. Zcash Podcast RFP
  2. Zcash UniFFI Library
  3. Run Your Own Zcash Node