Gitcoin's North Stars

Gitcoin operates based on a set of ratified "North Stars" including its purpose, mission, vision, and values, and regularly set organizational goals and Essential Intents (12-to-18-month goals).

Gitcoin's Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values


Gitcoin exists to empower communities to fund their shared needs.


Gitcoin creates technologies and opportunities that enable communities to build, fund and protect what matters.


Gitcoin inspires a world shaped by community-led positive change.


Gitcoin set of organizational values that guide day-to-day decision-making, including:

  • Empowerment: We define empowerment as giving others the tools to step into their power and do something

  • Impact: We define impact as having a measurable effect or influence

  • Mutuality: We define mutuality as the sharing of feeling, action, or relationships

  • Trust: We define trust as the belief in the reliability and intent of someone or something

  • Forward Thinking: We define forward thinking as favoring innovation and progress as tools for building a better future

Separately, there are set of governance-related values, including:

  • Decentralization

  • Transparency

  • Community inclusion

  • Accountability

Organizational Goals and Essential Intents

As of the writing of this page, these are under review by CSDO and will be ratified before the end of Season 19.

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