The Ergo Foundation


January 1, 2021

The Ergo Foundation is a community-driven entity focused on:

  • Promoting non-breaking development of Ergo Platform protocol;
  • Promoting the widespread adoption and use of Ergo Platform and its native token (ERG);
  • Developing the ecosystem around the Ergo Platform;
  • Promoting the use of Ergo Platform and blockchain technology for social good;
  • Supporting truly decentralized infrastructure, and;
  • Supporting privacy as a basic human right.

Our Mission

Ergo Foundation is committed to organic and non-breaking development of Ergo Platform protocol. The Foundation takes care that the changes approved not only by miners (who express their will directly on the blockchain), but also users, projects building on top of Ergo and core developers. The Foundation is also dedicated to help with building trustless environments, smart contracts and payment frameworks for the public with privacy in mind. Our activities include fundraising, research, maintenance of Ergo Platform, improvements for Ergo Platform, marketing and events. We believe that the Ergo Treasury should be used mainly by open community, including freelancers, hackers, experts and enthusiasts. Information about Ergo`s Treasury and protocol can be found at and

Ergo Platform’s primary focus is to provide an efficient and secure way to implement financial contracts, which are the most widely used application of the blockchain technology. This focus is recognized and supported by the Ergo Foundation.

Ergo Foundation is committed to make efforts to maximize the number of valuable ecosystem developments done in an open-source way with least permissive license possible.


Ergo Foundation aims to establish partnerships with organizations that will contribute to developing the Ergo ecosystem or that share the values of the Ergo Foundation. Possible means of partnership include but are not limited to getting or providing financial support, sharing knowledge and ideas, providing or getting free or paid consultations.


The Ergo Foundation has announced it is looking to fund grants for projects that focus on building key ecosystem infrastructure. Please reference this article for scoping your own grant, and send it to if you have a project that you believe is worth being funded Proposals, at the moment, need to be approved by four of six votes of Ergo Development Fund Board Members. The Ergo Foundation is accepting new volunteers from the community so please apply if you wish.

We are committed to informing the community about decisions and approved developments.


Joseph Armeanio

Alex Chepurnoy

Noah Hudson

Mark Glasgow

Justin Simpson

Mohammad Hasan Samadani

Alexander Slesarenko

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