NFTs for Impact is postponed.


We will advise on our plans to restart this ideation + incubator shortly. Thank you for your patience.

NFTs for Impact is a two-phase, mentor-supported incubator.

Phase One: Ideation bootcamp 

Requires hackers to submit an NFT for Impact idea that creates significant social or environmental benefit or contributes to underlying protocols that enable the sector to advance impact. 

Phase Two: Development sprint

Requires selected hackers to produce technical architecture and/or proof of concept of NFT for Impact project. 

Winning teams will receive grants to support continued development.  

During Phase 1, participants need to submit a clear problem, solution, beneficiaries and impact solution, applicability of blockchain technology and consider equity and inclusion.

During Phase 2 teams are required to submit a proof of concept, including technical architecture and a short, narrated slide presentation. Winning teams will receive grants to support the continued development.

Ethereum Developer Resources

The Ethereum blockchain has a robust set of tools and infrastructure that allow decentralized applications (DApps) to be quickly built and iterated on. This makes it a perfect fit for a rapidly paced hackathon exploring new and emerging applications.

  • Truffle – A development environment, testing framework, and asset pipeline for Ethereum.
  • MetaMask – A Chrome browser extension that manages keys and enables web-applications to interact with any ethereum blockchain network.
  • INFURA – Provider of remote Ethereum and IPFS nodes.
  • Solidity – A popular high-level language used to write smart contracts.
  • Ethereum JavaScript API – The API used by web applications to access the Ethereum blockchain.
  • IPFS – A P2P system that implements a filesystem.
  • Lightwallet – One implementation of an Ethereum JavaScript wallet.
  • ethereumjs-wallet – Another alternate implementation of an Ethereum wallet.
  • TestRPC – A simulated blockchain for fast testing and iteration.

Scoring Rubrics


The NFTs for Impact Incubator will challenge teams to create more than just code. Teams will go through processes of market research, business models design, tech architecture outline and impact measurement, each of which accounts for a significant portion of the final score. Details to be shared shortly.

Past Highlights

In past cohorts, 1200+ participants from 55+ countries have joined the challenge. More than 150+ teams were formed. 150+ mentors and 60+ judges took part in the process. 
A total of USD $100,000 has been granted to 16 winning teams.

During Phase 1, participants need to submit a clear problem, solution, beneficiaries and impact solution, applicability of blockchain technology and consider equity and inclusion.


The NFTs for Impact Incubator is supported by members of the Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC). BSIC is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization that incubates, develops, and collaborates on blockchain products and solutions that can address social and environmental challenges across the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. For this year’s incubator, we are partnering with Green NFTs and hosting the incubator on Gitcoin.

We’re partnering with Green NFTs. Green NFTs aims to unite the NFT community in action to bring awareness to best practices for reducing the ecological footprint of NFTs.  Started by Jason Bailey, joined by Fanny Lakoubay and others, Green NFTs facilitates and incentivizes the development of community-driven open source solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of NFTs in the near and middle term while longer-term solutions are being developed by private organizations.