A catalyst for community driven, decentralized wireless innovation.
The Helium Foundation grant program facilitates innovation across the decentralized wireless ecosystem by providing access to funding, technical support, and community resources to promising individuals and teams. We fund projects, development, community events, and educational resources that strengthen the network and inspire the community.
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The next generation of wireless innovation will come from community-built infrastructure enabling increased decentralization, collaboration, and market acceleration. These three outcomes are guideposts that shape the grant program’s funding priorities and frame how we approach supporting the wider ecosystem of wireless innovation. Projects that aim to build more decentralization, collaboration, and market acceleration speak to the vision we hold for the future of wireless and applicants that seek these goals align with our approach to grant funding.
Supporting community gatherings that focus on building with decentralized wireless.
Sensor Onboarding Tools
Funding projects that make onboarding sensors faster and more accessible.
Aligning promising wireless innovators and entrepreneurs with the right funding partners for scaling a business with Helium.
Applying is easy and we aim to get you a response within a week.
Quick Pitch. Submit a short summary of your project in 20 minutes or less to get early feedback on your grant proposal.
Full Proposal. If your quick pitch aligns with grant guidelines, you will be invited to share more detail about your grant project. This step should take an hour or less.
Kickoff! When your proposal moves forward, our team will work with you to create a feedback framework and timeline for deliverables. This is a collaborative process that aims to support your vision.
We highly encourage passionate members of the community to apply for one of our new grant opportunities below. The grant program aims to support community members who are building the future of wireless with events, infrastructure, tools, and IoT use cases that facilitate decentralization, collaboration, and acceleration. Take a look at our current grant opportunities and apply!
Submit a proposal to host a community event that gathers decentralized wireless and IoT enthusiasts who want to learn more about building with Helium.
Estimated Application Time: 30 minutes
Decentralized wireless networks expand and forge new opportunities for innovative businesses. The Helium Foundation is committed to connecting promising IoT use cases with our closely aligned venture partners to ensure businesses building the future of wireless are well positioned to scale. We partner with respected funds across the hardware and web3 space supporting scalable solutions. Our grant team reviews every solution carefully to ensure that promising businesses align with each fund’s focus. Submit your business today for an opportunity to pitch leading funds that can take your solution to the next level.
Estimated Application Time: 30 minutes
“Borderless is excited to support new use cases and business models that leverage the full potential of the Helium decentralized network.”
Álvaro Gracia, Borderless
"The Helium Foundation Grant Program is funding an ecosystem of builders designing fundamentally new products and services unlocked by a decentralized wireless network."
Tyler Mincey, Baukunst
“Samsung Next is proud to support innovators leveraging the Helium ecosystem to accelerate the build-up of global connectivity.”
Raymond Liao, Samsung Next
"Escape Velocity is excited to support entrepreneurs and innovators building in the Helium ecosystem."
Salvador Gala, Escape Velocity Founder
"Helium has been an inspiration to a new generation of builders in web3 and Lattice is excited to help these entrepreneurs in the journey to bring their products to market."
Mike Zajko, Lattice
Explore a showcase of our 2022 grantee projects below for a deeper look at program impact over the last year.
Nibiaa is building a robust ag tech solution for tea farmers. With support from grant funding, the team has expanded across several large tea farms in India and seen an increase in demand for their innovative dashboard for farmers and crop managers.
Dor is now a venture backed people counter for retail that fits seamlessly above doorways. As the world’s first thermal sensing, battery-operated people counter, Dor is helping grow retail businesses by providing insights into store traffic, peak hours, conversion rates and marketing effectiveness.
IoT Off-Grid is an open source platform providing New York’s Breakneck Ridge Trail managers LoRaWAN IoT devices that keep hikers safe. These devices serve as a critical lifeline for hikers and an important tool for trail managers. With support from the grant program, IoT Off-Grid has created a convenient option for nature enthusiasts to enjoy the great outdoors securely.
"Grants are the bedrock for how innovation happens in a decentralized ecosystem. I'm excited to see how grants will take Helium to new heights."
Steven Yuan, Grantee
“I love the Helium Foundation grant program’s approach to grassroots ecosystem development building utility and possibility around a global wireless network.”
Kate McAndrew, Baukunst
“The Helium grants program supports analytics projects that empower community members to make data-driven assessments of network performance.”
Evan Diewald, Grantee