About the NEAR Foundation
The NEAR Protocol is a high performance blockchain that is designed to be super-faster, incredibly secure and infinitely scalable. The NEAR Foundation is a non-profit, non-beneficiary foundation based in Switzerland that supports community-driven innovation with a specific focus on open-source Web3 projects and tooling on the NEAR Protocol. The Foundation distributes grant funding to the NEAR ecosystem, coordinates governance among participants, educates people about the protocol, and helps foster an inclusive and open community. It seeks to combine the inclusive care of a community-driven NGO with the at-scale capabilities of a Silicon Valley startup.