The Public Goods Funding workstream would like to seek community input on what folks would like to see in terms of structure for GR13.
GR13 will run from March 9-24, 2022.
In prior rounds, the distribution of the Grants Matching Pool had been handled by the Gitcoin Core team (rounds 1-5), and later in consultation with the Funders League (rounds 6-9).
In GR10-12, we moved to having distribution based on GTC governance, with matching pool allocations voted on by the stewards a couple weeks prior to round start.
For GR13, as we continue on the path of decentralizing Grants Ops from Holdings into the DAO, we want to build the habit of bringing the community in much earlier in the process to provide their input on what they want to see with respect to the matching pool, rather than having a Holdings-proposed structure that stewards simply vote on.
This post is an experiment in that spirit!
Structure of Prior Rounds
Prior to GR12, Gitcoin had typically used categories based on grant types to assign allocations based on a percentage of the total matching pool. More details in the GR12 governance post.
In GR12, we ran a ‘Single Pool Experiment’:
The GR12 main pool will be a single matching pool fund/distribution of $1,000,000 in matching for the round. No individual grant’s matching contribution amount shall exceed 2.5% of the overall matching pool fund (i.e., $25k).
GR12 results to assess for yourself:
Questions to the community
- What do you want to see when it comes to the main matching pool in GR13?
- Is there appetite to bring back categories or do folks want to stick with the single pool approach from GR12?
- Is there any other experimentation that folks would like to see?
Your input is appreciated. Thanks!