The Stellar Development Foundation currently holds 30 billion XLM to be used for promoting and enhancing Stellar.
Research & Development Grants To encourage innovation, SDF offers Research and Development Grants (R&D) that support the creation of minimum viable products and proofs of concept aimed at improving liquidity, increasing throughput, or otherwise extending the capabilities of the Stellar network to meet ecosystem needs.
Academic Research Grants The Stellar Development Foundation is soliciting proposals for basic technical, economic, and legal research advancing the foundation’s goals of financial inclusion, fast and inexpensive cross-border payments, efficient decentralized markets, and other beneficial applications of distributed ledger technology.
Stellar Community Fund
The Stellar Community Fund gives the broader Stellar community the opportunity to vote on which projects deserve XLM grants. The Community Fund is also unique in that any project can apply.
SDF offers Marketing Grants to support the growth and user acquisition of projects built on Stellar. The funds from Marketing Grants provide support for digital and offline marketing, in-app incentives, PR, and communications.