We exist to enable community-driven innovation to benefit people around the world.

Non Profit

We are a non-profit organization based in Switzerland.


We raise awareness and support the growth of the ecosystem.


We champion the development of a decentralized and autonomous ecosystem.


Transparency is at the heart of who we are


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Enabling community-driven innovation to benefit people around the world

NF’s ultimate goal is to minimize its own scope and footprint by continuing to devolve functions and resources to the ecosystem; and support the development of decentralised infrastructure necessary for those ecosystem functions to operate in a self-sufficient manner.


NEAR Foundation Council

The NEAR Foundation Council (NFC) is the governing body of NEAR Foundation (similar to a board of directors) which is responsible for ultimate control and oversight of NF and taking significant decisions for the organisation.

Diogo Monica

Illia Polosukhin

Chris Donovan

Richard Muirhead

Sheila Warren

Near Protocol

What is NEAR ?

NEAR Protocol is a platform that helps users overcome all the barriers that usually hold them back in the Web3 space – from complicated UX to the high cost of scaling. 

In 2023, NEAR unleashed the Blockchain Operating System (BOS), an open source alternative to Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, & Microsoft.  BOS is a secure, transparent, and accessible, carbon neutral platform that clears out the complexity of the Web3 space. 

Limitless Creation

With the introduction of Javascript and Rust, we’ve thrown open the doors to thousands of developers who were previously excluded from web3.

Unparalleled Scaling

With the innovation of Nightshade sharding, we’ve achieved unparalleled scalability that can handle any surge in demand – overcoming a major limitation of other Web3 protocols.

Limitless Usability

With a game changing focus on UX and DevX, we’ve created a seamless user experience that removes much of the confusion and pain experienced building on other protocols.


Explore hundreds of Apps NEAR Foundation has supported

DApps are decentralized applications on the blockchain.

Get your idea off the ground

The NEAR Ecosystem has the resources you need to create, build, and grow your ideas.