September 20, 2023, to October 30, 2023Solana Retroactive Public Goods Funding (RetroPGF) Round 1

$250,000 of Funding for Public Goods

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How it works


Retroactive Public Goods Funding (RPGF) is a novel funding mechanism designed to sustainably support projects that deliver significant public good.


Unlike traditional grants, RPGF allocates funds retroactively, rewarding projects that have already demonstrated positive impact. The process begins with the clear identification of criteria that define a public good.


Funding allocation is then determined through a voting process involving a diverse set of community delegates who ensure that funds are directed towards initiatives that have already delivered real impact to the community.

Step 01
Project Nominated
Step 02
Delegate Voting
Step 03
Results Announced
Step 04
Funding Dispersed

Project Eligibility Criteria

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In Active Development
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Made significant open source contributions
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Have free community offering

The community is looking to to fund

Contributions enhancing Solana's Tech Stack for improved efficiency, security, and decentralization. Includes work on performance, security standards, and other advancements.

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Developer Ecosystem

Efforts that support developers in the Solana ecosystem and attract new talent. This includes creating tools like developer SDKs, APIs, oracles, and educational resources to foster dApp development.

Initiatives that impact governance participants within the Solana ecosystem and encourage new governance voters. This includes the development of protocols and standards to enhance governance, reduce friction for eligible voters, and provide educational resources.

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UX & Adoption

Work dedicated to improving Solana's user experience and adoption for both new and existing users. This encompasses user-friendly applications, onboarding tools, and a wealth of educational resources.


Explore the timeline

Nominations(Oct 2nd - Oct 9)

During this period, anyone can nominate projects by submitting a project name, a description of its impact, and relevant links to Github or Twitter on the forum. OpenBlock will be conducting a rolling review of all nominations received during this timeframe.

Delegate Voting(Oct 20 - Oct 25)

Delegates will receive a manual and are required to evaluate and cast their votes for the nominated projects using a designated voting form during this phase. Votes are counted by OpenBlock.

Results AnnouncedSolana Breakpoint

In this phase, all votes will be tallied, and a final list of projects, along with their corresponding funding amounts, will be published based on utilizing a quadratic funding methodology.

Funding Dispersed(Oct 31 - Nov 15)

The distribution of funds to the projects listed in the final results will be executed during this period.

In Progress


Meet the delegates



Here, you'll find answers to common questions about Solana RetroPGF, helping you better understand the program. If you have any inquiries, please don't hesitate to ask.

Is there a timeframe in which contributions are eligible/ineligible?arrow down
Where can I nominate Projects?arrow down
Are VC funded teams or teams that received a grant from Solana eligible for the current RetroPGF?arrow down
Are RetroPGF rewards subject to any type of lock-up or vesting schedule?arrow down
Who exactly is funding this retroPGF?arrow down
Does my Project need to be on Solana mainnet to be eligible?arrow down

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