Recipient Resources

Recipient Resources

Congratulations on becoming a Grant recipient! The Foundation is excited to have you onboard and is committed to helping you bring your project to life. 


Before your first meeting please fill out
Grant Directory form
. This is the intake for the Celo Foundation Grants Directory.  We'll use this information to provide an overview on the grant portfolio to the Celo Community and to track progress against your milestones


Since Celo is a decentralized platform, the Celo Foundation expects all funded projects to be open-source by default — this means that the codebase is public and under a permissive license (we recommend). 
If there are any parts that need to be kept private (e.g. an admin key), please let us know ahead of time (at [email protected]), and document it in your project’s README.
There are many resources out there on building on Celo. Check out the Celo developer resources and reach out to your Mentor or the Celo for any guidance you may need.

Milestone Updates

Every Grant has a series of milestones that must be completed to receive payment. These milestones vary by project but could include elements such as:  Design, Develop, Test, Pilot, Launch. 
Once you have completed a grant milestone submit the . To make sure teams are making progress on projects, teams must submit a milestone review form.These updates help ensure your team is successful by allowing the Grant Committee to provide guidance if roadblocks occur and milestones get off track.
Evaluating Success
Before the final payment, grants will be evaluated using the following framework:
  • Engagement: How well you follow best practices & engage with the Celo community
  • Visibility: Maintaining transparency on your project accomplishments and challenges
  • Roadmap: Ability to reference a list of commits that complete your roadmap
  • Timeline/Milestones: Ability to meet your timeline and key milestones
  • Launch: Successful launch
If projects do not meet their success metrics or obligations of the grants they may not be entitled to receive the full payment.

Submitting an Invoice

After your milestone has been approved by the Grant Committee you’ll  create and submit an Invoice using Request.Network.
  1. Make Sure the Invoice is addressed to
  2. Add our applicable Company details under the Billed To section:
    1. For US-registered entities Celo Foundation Unit 40132 1198 South Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94110
    2. For Non-US registered entities AP Grant Foundation Company PO Box 448 George Town Grand Cayman, KY1-1106 Cayman Islands
  3. For the Invoice Currency: please ensure that cUSD, cEUR or cGLD (CELO) option is selected.
Note: For your first invoice you must provide a (non-US individual), (non-US institution), or form (US individual).  This can be included as an additional attachment in
Payment timing
Payment is usually issued within 2 weeks of receipt of your invoice and your W8/W9. (Please note that it can take between 7-14 days for funds to hit your account for some fiat-based international payments). 
Any questions regarding billing please contact .

Office Hours

If you need additional support and would like to schedule a video call, please reach out to [email protected] to schedule some time during our weekly office hours.