[DAO:7cd1418] Recognition of Decentraland DAO's Support by Grant Recipients

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Linked Draft Proposal

Recognition of Decentraland DAO’s Support by Grant Recipients


This Draft Proposal outlines the purpose and the process for adding specific requirements to future grantees, in order to foster Decentraland’s brand and Decentraland DAO’s awareness.


This proposal aims to add specific requirements to future Decentraland DAO grant agreements, for recipients to acknowledge the support of the Decentraland DAO. This would help raise awareness of Decentraland’s support for innovation and community initiatives, and enhance the platform’s reputation. Since there is a separation of Decentraland Foundation and Decentraland DAO, all mention of Decentraland is in regards to the DAO.


To enhance recognition and community confidence in Decentraland DAO, we propose that all future grant recipients prominently acknowledge the support they receive. This acknowledgment should be displayed on their websites, marketing materials, or other relevant platforms. Currently, only the Sponsorship category requires brand awareness.

We also recommend establishing an official social media account for community updates and marketing purposes. This will not only raise awareness of Decentraland’s role in supporting innovation but also enhance the platform’s visibility and reputation.

We suggest that these requirements be included in all future Decentraland grant agreements. While the choice of social media platforms—Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.—is at the grantee’s discretion, having an active official social media account is recommended. However, it’s mandatory for grantees receiving a Social Media grant.

Note: The recommendation for all grantees to have a social media account was suggested during the polling period. After input from the GSS (Grant Support Squad), it was decided to make this a recommendation, not a requirement, except for those receiving Social Media grants.


As the grantees of Decentraland DAO, it’s vital to give due recognition to the support received. This acknowledgment needs to be clear and visible, encompassing a range of communication platforms and mediums. Please note that while acknowledging the support, it must be explicitly stated, as per Decentraland’s Terms of Use Policy, that the grantee has no formal association, partnership, or affiliation with Decentraland, the DAO, or the Decentraland Foundation.

Grantees are required to satisfy at least one of the following acknowledgment options:

  1. Website Acknowledgment:

    • Grantees can exhibit a clear acknowledgment of Decentraland DAO’s support on their project’s primary website or create a dedicated webpage for the same. This acknowledgment could include:
      A. The Decentraland logo and a statement expressing gratitude to the DAO for its

           For example:
          "This project is generously supported by the Decentraland DAO. Visit 
          [https://decentraland.org/] to learn more about their commitment to fostering 
          innovation and creativity within the virtual world."

Note: This is only to acknowledge the support given from the Decentraland DAO.
Refer to the Terms of Use policy: Terms of Use for Decentraland's Logo and Name

           B. About Decentraland: Add a brief description of Decentraland and its  mission, 
                highlighting its commitment to fostering innovation, creativity, and community 
                engagement within the virtual world. Provide a hyperlink to Decentraland's 
                official website, encouraging visitors to learn more about the platform and its 
          C. Visuals or Media: If applicable, showcase images or videos of your project that 
               demonstrate the impact of Decentraland DAO's support, such as event photos, 
              workshop materials, or other relevant content.
  1. Marketing Materials

    • If Marketing materials related to the grant-supported project are the chosen method, including press releases, event materials, and promotional content, they should feature the Decentraland logo and an acknowledgment of the grant. This can be included as a footnote, banner, or other appropriate formats.

      (Further Specifications are continued on the Google Document link below.)

  2. Social Media and Public Announcements

    • Grant recipients should acknowledge the Decentraland DAO’s support in any social media posts or public announcements related to the project. This can be done by tagging Decentraland’s official social media accounts and using appropriate hashtags (e.g., #DecentralandGrant). With the exception of categories that require a social media account, grant recipients are encouraged but not required to create and maintain an official social media account for their project, which will be used to update the community, market their project, and support the Decentraland DAO.

    (Further information including some examples can be found on the Google Document link below)

  3. Project Presentations and Events

    (Further information can be found on the Google Document link below)


The options under items #2, 3, and 4 are continued on the google doc as there is not enough space to the complete the full proposal here.

Implementation Pathways

During the grant recipients regular progress reports to the GSS, they should include a summary of how the acknowledgment requirements have been met. This should include links to the website, copies of marketing materials, documentation of any events or presentations where Decentraland’s support was acknowledged, and a summary of the project’s social media activity. If for any reason a grantee is unable to comply there should be adequate reasoning provided to the satisfaction of the GSS member conducting the review. This decision will be satisfactory to the DAO in good faith. To underscore, grantees are required to implement at least one of the aforementioned acknowledgment methods. However, you are welcome to adopt more than one method for wider recognition if you so wish.


Grantees will submit to the GSS, in their regular progress reports, a summary of how the chosen acknowledgment requirement has been satisfied. By implementing these requirements for future grant recipients, we can ensure that Decentraland receives appropriate recognition for its contributions to the growth and development of the virtual world. This will not only benefit Decentraland’s visibility but also help foster a sense of community and collaboration among the various projects supported by the platform. The use of social media as a tool to support the Decentraland DAO and build community confidence will further strengthen the relationship between grant recipients and the Decentraland ecosystem.

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Hi! We wanted to express our support for the proposal and our gratitude for considering our comments. Our team has been actively working on it (you can see some examples https://2dcl.org/, https://theinstaverse.com/ , https://dclbuilderai.com/ ), which have shown positive results. I believe we can achieve even better outcomes by formalizing these efforts as a formal recommendation.

Just an important note to clarify: grantees do not report to the GSS; they report to the community using the official update feature in the governance app. The GSS is the squad that supports and verifies whether everything is on track or not, so the GSS will continue to encourage grantees to do what this proposal says, as a point during onboarding and during follow-ups, but will not be a reason for recommending a revocation (except the category that has it as a requirement).

Thank you and we look forward to collaborating!


Thank you. I would hope that the grantees would do this as it should not be anything to difficult. They have many choices in which to provide recognition. I guess I would certainly not want it to be a cause for revocation but again it is something simple that should be done. I gave the GSS the ability to make any decisions they desire in good faith for the community so that will be up to however they decide should it be an issue, I suppose.


Thank you everyone who voted on this proposal.

Have you seen the proposal in the ApeCoin DAO? Might be interesting to read the comments: AIP-274: "ApeCoin Powered" & "Powered by ApeCoin" Logo implementation - Administrative Review - ApeCoin DAO

Recognition of Decentraland DAO’s Support by Grant Recipients

This proposal is now in status: PASSED.

Voting Results:

  • Yes 98% 7,075,257 VP (119 votes)
  • No 1% 7 VP (7 votes)
  • Abstain 1% 553 VP (5 votes)

Hi @Existential14 ! Moving forward, as this proposal has passed, we have outlined the following steps to implement from our squad to comply to it:

  1. Communicate the grantees during the onboarding process that granting recongition to the DAO is a good practice for their grant.
  2. Regularly check the compliance of this proposal in monthly updates.
  3. Include the compliance of this proposal as a card in the grant’s public roadmaps for community visibility.
  4. Add a new item to the grant’s end report to measure if they granted recognition of DAO support or not during their grant.
  5. Update the official program documentation adding that the community values the recognition of the DAO support on their project excution.

Please be in touch so that we can work together to embed these changes into the DAO’s culture. Thank you for your valuable contribution to raise awareness of the Decentraland DAO.

Best regards,
Grant Support Squad

Thank you. What more can I do to assist with this? It sounds to me as though we are giving the grantee the option to recognize the DAO? Correct me if I am wrong. It will be visible as to whether the grantee has decided to recognize the DAO or not and how? While I don’t think it is grounds to pause a grant in the beginning, if it does become an issue and other DAO members raise other concerns as well then I believe it should be taken seriously. It was, after all, overwhelmingly agreed on by the community that grantees recognize the DAO in some small way and are given many options to choose from to do so.

We want to assure that we are fully committed to ensuring compliance with the recommendation for grantees to recognize the DAO. If anyone fails to fulfill this proposal without sufficient justification, we will report it accordingly.

You can see here that the documentation is already updated.
[Grants Program | Decentraland Documentation]

If you have any further suggestions or questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We appreciate your engagement and support.

Thank you once again!

Ok. Thank you very much.

Recognition of Decentraland DAO’s Support by Grant Recipients

This proposal has been ENACTED by a DAO Committee Member (0xbef99f5f55cf7cdb3a70998c57061b7e1386a9b0)