The authors of this proposal all within the Aragon Community, Association, or Labs Team request funding, as a donation, to support the efforts of the Aragon Ukraine Response Working Group. The funds will be allocated towards humanitarian aid and dispersed to the UkraineDAO whom this working group has been collaborating with.
Funding request amount
100,000 USDC - 2 instalments of 50,000 USDC over 2 months beginning immediately
Through the UkraineDAO to wherever they recommend would have the most impact in humanitarian aid and EXCLUDING military arms.
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In early March a group of 20+ Aragon community members and core contributors began discussing a collaborative response to the war in Ukraine and on Ukrainian sovereignty. This working group worked asynchronously over the next 2 weeks on a “plan of action” for both the short and long-term and met once to discuss this plan of action. The scope of this proposal to the AN DAO falls within this short-term plan of action and doesn’t include the benefits this work will have in the long-term from a philanthropic and corporate social responsibility perspective. After hearing of the launch of the UkraineDAO the team was able to make contact with one of their co-founders Alona who along with her team of fellow Ukrainians and Russians are active both away and on-the-ground in Ukraine. This highly respected team of web3.0 individuals including multi-DAO founders, Pussy Riot founding member Nadya Tolokonnikova, and the UkraineDAO community have raised $7million in under 3 weeks and have been featured globally in web3.0 related media outlets such as Decrypt. Showing and proving the incredible value that DAOs can bring to organizing like-minded thinkers during times of war and geo-political destabilization. “I can’t imagine a better argument right now for the power of DAOs and NFTs.” - Decrypt
The UkraineDAO: “Our goal is to raise funds to donate to Ukrainian civilian organizations who help those suffering from the war that Putin started in Ukraine.”
The scope of this vote/proposal is only focused on the donation. We find it important to include the other work being done below.
In no way is UkraineDAO being pressured or required to use any Aragon product/service in relation to this donation.
Some of the support/initiatives the working group is tackling:
- A donation from the AN DAO (for various legal, administrative, accounting reason and community involvement the AN DAO is the only sensible avenue to make this donation)
- Creating and promoting Aragon instructional content in both Ukrainian and Russian
- Feature and promote the UkraineDAO online and through social media
- Provide technical support to UkraineDAO if/when required
- Provide DAO related support in crafting the UkraineDAO manifesto alongside the UkraineDAO team and the Buterin family.
We propose the Aragon community make a donation to kickstart our support for the citizens of this community and country based on the large working group that readily formed. We feel a donation would be fast and impactful and follow the countless organisations and people around the world raising money for this cause, including in the web3.0 industry.
- A donation is the most pragmatic solution for the community to support humanitarian-aid on the ground, both discussed in the Aragon Ukraine Response Group and by UkraineDAO members.
- The UkraineDAO is highly organised, reputable, and trustworthy. Aragon has built a strong relationship with them.
- Donations accepted in USDC and other crypto-currencies.
- The UkraineDAO best understands the needs of the Ukrainian people on the ground.
By donating through the UkraineDAO we both support this cause but also support one of the most important emerging DAOs in existence. We also expand the use case of DAOs which is the core goal of the Aragon Network and this is an excellent example of a DAO spinning up quickly to help individuals on the ground in a time of need.
Edited to be more clear: It is important to note the AN DAO is apolitical and the focus of this donation must be humanitarian aid as the DAO follows the manifesto which is to liberate people globally and put the power in their hands, we would like to see other proposals in future to help other groups as well.
Team Information of proposal: This team list is from those that participated in either the discord channel, notion page, or live call and do not include all the members that signed up.
Anthony Leutenegger - Aragon Labs Core Head of Business Development
Alex Clay - Aragon Core Network Ops Lead
Ben Perez - Aragon DAO steward and Aragon Core Head of Talent
Luiz Fernando - AN DAO member
Renzo D’Andrea - Aragon Community Member
Alex Kampa - Aragon Core Research Team Lead
Joan Arus - Aragon Labs Core co-CEO
Anson Parker - Aragon Community Member
Andrew Ridge - Aragon Core Sr. Content Writer (at time of planning)
Sam Furter - Aragon Core CTO
Joe Charlesworth - Aragon Core Executive Director and Board Member
Milena Matushkina - Aragon Core Events Manager
Anson Parker - Aragon Community Member
Harry Wilson - Aragon Core Product Marketer
Selim Imoberdorf - Aragon Core Sr. UX Designer
Artem Grigor - Aragon Core Team Member