A subset of grants supported by a continuous matching pool. The ecosystem establishes their own norms & values.
To use the Gitcoin Grants platform, the GitcoinDAO must approve of the ecosystem who is providing matching funding to a self-curated collection of grants. This requires ratification by Steward Vote.
The Ethereum ecosystem is the one our quarterly grants rounds currently focus on. This ecosystem is supporting many open source software developers/orgs and creators who promote the building on or of Ethereum.
The Ethereum ecosystem has also formed a split governance where the community multi-sig holders verify the work of GitcoinDAO as a check and balance. The GitcoinDAO is tasked with upholding the norms & values of the ecosystem.