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OpenSea Ecosystem Grants

OpenSea Ecosystem Grants seek to empower creators, developers, and passionate community members working to enrich and expand the NFT ecosystem.

Ecosystem Grants will focus on three areas

Usability and Tooling

Products and tooling that empower creators as well improve user experience.

Community Education

Resources to support the onboarding and educating of new users to help make NFTs and web3 more approachable.

Accessibility and Inclusivity

Creating a space where all individuals have access to the opportunity and promise of NFTs.

Who Can Apply

Any builder, founder, or creator passionate about advancing the NFT and Web3 space is encouraged to apply. We welcome and expect a diverse range of projects through this initiative!

How it works:


Rolling applications

Start by applying here .


Committee review

Our committee will review your application. We aim to make this process as transparent as possible.


Get feedback

Our committee will share their thoughts on your project.


Applicants are evaluated across a number of criteria including:

  • Project scope: Does this project serve one of the grant program's core pillars of education, usability, or community enrichment?
  • Project impact: Will this project have a meaningful impact on a subset of users in the NFT ecosystem?
  • Team composition: Is this team well-suited to deliver on the outlined project?
  • Timelines: Can a significant impact be made in 1-2 quarters of development.

As we evaluate grants and receive feedback from our community, our criteria will likely evolve to make sure we're sponsoring projects that are most relevant. We will update you with our evaluation process as that happens, and will continue to keep our criteria as core to our decision making.

Not at all! We’ve designed this program with developers, creators,and enthusiasts in mind. We’re very excited to support new products and open source technologies that will push the ecosystem further, but equally as enthused to support the efforts of creators and community members to educate and inspire new users to engage with NFTs for the very first time.

Our goal is to review and finalize grants as quickly as possible.Grants will be assessed on a rolling basis. Please expect to hear from us within two weeks of submission.

Grant size will vary depending on scope and need as outlined in the application. Depending on the project’s roadmap we may also provide a percentage of the grant at the time a specific milestone is met as opposed to a single lump sum payment.