Aave Grants DAO

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Aave Grants DAO is a community-led grants program to fund ideas submitted by the Aave protocol’s community, with a focus on empowering a wider network of community developers. The community has allocated $1 million per quarter for two quarters for funding grants. The program will run from May 10 to November 10. The grants program was created after a community discussion, which can be found on Aave's governance forum here.[1]


Launch Date: 5/10/2021

Total Funding Allocated: $1 million per quarter for two quarters for funding grants

Total Funds Distributed to Date (if available): $1.98M

What Asset(s) are the funds paid out with (native token versus $USD, for example): AAVE

Where funding is tracked: You can view what grants have been funded at this link[2]

Area(s) of Focus

  • Protocol development
  • Applications and integrations
  • Developer tooling
  • Code audits
  • Committees, sub-committees, and DAOs that serve the Aave ecosystem
  • Community (marketing and educational)
  • Events & hackathons[3]


Governance is open and public in their forum. You can find it here[4].

How to Apply

There are two ways to apply for a grant: Rapid Grants and Community Grants. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. You can apply and find more information at this link[5]

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