List of funded grants

This list will be updated as grants are funded.

Funded Grants

Grant TitleApplicantGrant SizeDescriptionTx RecordsLinks
Universal Gas Refunding Contract
The Universal Gas Refunding Contract that can be used by anyone in a decentralized, open way, to securely refund users for paying the gas on desired actions (such as Voting, Delegation, executing proposals, using a multisig).
Bringing Compound to Polkadot
Integrate Compound with Polkadot chain, which will include building a bridge (starport) to Polkadot, adding support for DOT and LDOT (staked DOT) as collateral, and make CASH available on Polkadot.
Retroactive Grants to Key Compound Contributors
arr00; Sam Simons; blck; Anish Agnihotri
To reward key contributors for doing great work.
Not Applicable
Research into ccomp Market
Sam Simons
Research into the ccomp market to better understand its peculiarities. The final product will be an analysis that's published on comp.xyz.
Not Applicable
Integrating Compound into Casval
Casval is a defi frontend (web/mobile) that targets freelancers in Europe who want higher yields on their assets.
Insights into Compound Governance
Leland Lee
To create open-source dashboard that provides Compound's community with context on each governance proposal (e.g., displaying relevant tweets / other information alongside the proposal).
To Be Announced
Design + Brand Direction for Compound Grants Program
To create a professional design / brand for the Compound Grants Program.
Not Applicable
Integrating Compound Grants with Boardroom
Boardroom is an integrated governance and management platform that helps decentralized projects collaborate.
Integrating Fluidity with Compound
Fluidity is a new stablecoin that rewards people for using it. Under the hood, Fluidity is powered by Compound.
Hayden Shively
Easy-to-use migration tool for users to switch to newly upgraded cToken markets (specifically cWBTC for now).
Educational Content on Compound (in Japanese)
Educational curriculum that explains what Compound is, how it works, and why users should use it! Content is tailored for Japanese speakers.
Building Flipside Crypto Dashboards for Compound
Flipside Crypto
Flipside Crypto allows users to build powerful dashboards that show all sorts of on-chain data. Using Flipside's platform, Compound community members will be able to monitor network health in real-time.
Standalone Dashboard for Compound
To build a standalone dashboard that shows (i) historical APY's by asset, (ii) average APY's over specific time periods, and (iii) comparison between APY's for different assets.
To Be Announced
Account Health Notifications
Patrick Ho
Website that lets users opt-in to receive notifications that warn them when they're close to being liquidated (text/email).
To Be Announced
Subgraphs from Compound Ecosystem
Subgraphs make it easy to query on-chain data for Compound. Tally is building subraphs that bring data for Governor Alpha and Bravo, COMP token, Timelock, and autonomous proposals.
To Be Announced
Research on retroactive COMP distribution
Early users of Compound did not receive any COMP as part of a retroactive distribution. "Allthecolors" is an experienced data analyst who will provide the community with data on early Compound users and propose a fair retroactive distribution.
To Be Announced
Adding LINK market to Compound
Tyler Loewen
Currently, no LINK market exists on Compound. Tyler created a forum thread proposing to add LINK to Compound.
Infrastructure as a Service for Gateway
OnFinality is looking to become the "Infura of Polkadot." As part of that mission, the team applied for a grant to run nodes for Compound Gateway.
DAO Legal Cooperative
Connor Spelliscy
Connor is a former lawyer with a strong interest in DAOs. In collaboration with Uniswap and Aave grants, Compound grants is funding Connor's legal research into DAOs for the community to better understand their legal status.
To Be Announced
Messari Integration
Messari publishes research catered to an audience of institutional investors. As part of the grant, Compound will be integrated into Messari's research portal. Messari will also publish (4) in-depth research reports on Compound, explaining the project to institutional investors.
Rabbithole Integration
Rabbithole sends users on "protocol quests" with the goal of increasing usage and developments for projects. As part of this grant, Rabbithole wants to send users on quests to supply and borrow assets on Compound. In the future, Rabbithole will send its users on more complex quests (e.g., protocol improvements).
Gas Optimizations
Tyler Loewen
Gas optimizations to the cToken and Comptroller contracts. Gas optimizations are incredibly important because they make Compound cheaper to use for all users.
Powerful Compound Dashboard
Paperclip Labs
As part of the second batch of grants, the Paperclip Labs team started work on an independent and open-source dashboard that shows a variety of data on Compound. The team is back to make this dashboard even more powerful. Based on input from the community, the team will add even more data sources to the dashboard.
Hardhat Plugin
Archil Panchulidze
Hardhat allows developers to easily debug code. Using this plugin, developers will be able to run/deploy Compound Protocol locally and use all hardhat features.
Compound Discord Bot
Ah Kek
The grant will go towards setting up a Discord bot that shows info like COMP price, stats, supply, and borrow. In addition, this bot will have commands to check one’s current liquidation risk and collateral ratio.
Interest Rate Curve Research
Yash Patel
Applicant seeks to complete an RFP to analyze data on Compound's interest rate curves. This report will include an analysis of the current parameters, recommendations for the interest rate curve
Decentralized Governance Hackathon
Boardroom x Gitcoin
Co-sponsoring GItcoin's Decentralized Governance Hackathon alongside Boardroom, UMA, Snapshot, Gnosis, and DAOhaus.
Whitelisted Governance Proposers
The barriers to entry to governance are too high. Arr wants to whitelist certain addresses to allow them to make proposals without needing 65k COMP delegated to them.
Tina He
STATION is creating a peer-to-peer network centered around self-expression, contribution, and values. STATION is tackling these issues by creating profiles for individuals to express their work and discover others and Terminals for organizations (DAOs and protocols) to build a central hub to attract and engage newcomers and contributors.
DAO Research
Angela Gilhotra
Research on engineering engagement in DAOs (internet-native communities). Think: a conversation layer for the Compound DAO built in a way that facilitates idea exchange, promotes repeated conversations and builds meaningful relationships.
Funding Ethereum Infrastructure
Ethereum Clients
Funding development of Ethereum.