The Zcash Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on financial privacy. Our mission is to build internet payment and privacy infrastructure for the public good.

We serve the users of the Zcash protocol and blockchain. The Foundation also supports other applications of zero-knowledge cryptography, as well as other approaches to private cryptocurrency.


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The Zcash Foundation awards grants through a platform called ZF Grants, which also includes crowdfunding features. Learn how it works in our launch blog post.

Interested in making a proposal? Check out our curated list of ideas!

Projects and Partnerships

  • ZecWallet is a cross-platform, open-source, GUI wallet that incorporates a full Zcash node and prioritizes shielded transactions.
  • Zepio is another cross-platform, open-source, GUI wallet that focuses on #z2z usage.
  • Zebra is the Foundation’s consensus-compatible Zcash node, written in the Rust programming language.
  • The Human Rights Foundation launched a cryptocurrency research series focused on privacy and usability.
  • The ZKProof Standards project holds workshops, among other efforts to improve the usability and safety of zero-knowledge proofs.

Announcements and Updates