Introducing Our Newest Project Grantees

Announcing the latest Rust Foundation Project Grant recipients who will carry out various Rust-related projects over the next several months as part of the Community Grants Program.

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The Rust Foundation’s Community Grants Program provides funds to the Rust development community to help support the work of Rust’s hardworking maintainers and leaders. Project Grants are a specific subset of financial awards ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 USD that fund short-term Rust-related projects, carried out by both individuals and organizations. In 2022, we held two application rounds for the Community Grants Program: the first in April for Project Grants and Fellowships, and the second in October 2022, specifically for Project Grants. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to our second round of Rust Foundation Project Grantees. 

A Note to Past and Prospective Applicants #

Our latest round of Project Grants is the result of a month-long application period that resulted in over 100 applications (a more than 300% increase from the earlier application round). With limited funds for the program, we had to make some difficult decisions and couldn’t extend a grant to everyone who proposed meaningful work. If you applied to the last application round but were not selected, please know that we plan to offer more Project Grants in the future and would love to receive another application from you. If you are interested in a Rust Foundation Project Grant but have any doubts about your eligibility or worthiness, we highly encourage you to readthis post on the Inside Rust about Impostor Syndrome from Rust Foundation Project Director Jane Lusby on behalf of all our Project Directors.  

Application Process Updates & Acknowledgements #

Thank you to past Community Grants Program applicants, Rust Project leadership, and the wider Rust community for sharing their feedback and suggestions for improving our application process. We implemented a number of changes in our second application round this past fall, including clarifying certain portions of the application form itself and offering detailed feedback to all interested applicants. If you have any additional feedback to share for future Community Grants Program application rounds, you can email us at

We would also like to thank Rust Project leadership for helping the Rust Foundation team throughout the application review process. 

Hardship Grants and Event Support Grants Are Available Year-Round #

Hardship Grants are financial awards ranging from $500 to $1,500 made to active maintainers of the Rust Project facing financial hardship. Event Support Grants are financial awards ranging from $100 to $500 made to support events (both physical and virtual). Both categories of grants are open for applications year-round. You can learn more here

Introducing Our Newest Project Grantees #

The grant recipients listed below demonstrated a commitment to maintain, develop, and/or expand important areas of the Rust ecosystem in their submissions to our second application round. The Rust Foundation believes the work of grantees will result in clear improvements and increased support for Rust users, maintainers, and the entire Rust community. 

Note: Grantees have been listed by their names, aliases, and/or GitHub usernames based on personal preference. 

GranteeGitHub UsernameFocus of Work Under Project Grant Program
Allen Wyma@rustacean-stationTo support the Rustacean Station Podcast
Amos Wenger@fasterthanlimeTo support writing articles and making videos for Rust developers of all levels. In particular, writing articles showcasing upcoming Rust features (async-wg & others), and tackling common friction points for developers picking up Rust coming from other languages (C, Go, JavaScript, etc.)
Antoni Boucher@antoyoTo support the work on rustc_codegen_gcc, more specifically completing the support for the missing SIMD intrinsics, adding support for unwinding, and adding support for LTO.
apiranio@apirainoTo improve the workflow and the documentation of the WG-prioritization to allow an easier onboarding of new members, to improve the Triagebot tool, and to improve the cargo-bisect tool.
Caio@c410-f3rTo implement #[do_not_recommend] to control errors for trait impls and a new lint called sync_lock_drop that asks for an explicit "inline" expression or an explicit drop call.
Yukang@chenyukangTo support contributions to the Rust compiler, and to continue to blog about the experience, sharing the learning experience, knowledge, and skills with others.
Chris Denton@ChrisDentonTo support work on the Rust Standard Library and rust-lang-crates with a focus on the safety story within Rust's standard library, specifically where Windows FFI is involved.
Eshan Singh@naiveaiTo support the development of an iterative educational git clone in Rust designed primarily to be easy to understand and modify.
Eric Huss@ehussTo support work on Cargo and lang-docs.
Fridtjof Stoldt@xFrednetTo support the maintenance of Clippy.
Georg Semmler@weiznichTo support the writing of an RFC proposing the introduction of an #[diagnostic::*] attribute namespace, which contains attributes to hint to the compiler about emitting error messages based on the provided information, and to work on implementing and possibly even stabilizing the corresponding features.
Henk Oordt@hdoordtTo work on 101-rs, a modular university course.
Jake Goulding@shepmasterTo support the development of the Rust Playground.
Jakub Beránek@kobzolTo support the improvement of the performance of the Rust compiler and to improve insight into how the performance of Rust programs evolves.
technetos@technetosTo support work on the Rust Moderation Team.
Joshua Nelson@jyn514To improve the build time for compiling rustc and to conduct a user study on the difficulties new contributors to the compiler and standard library run into when getting started.
workingjubilee@workingjubileeTo support work on target feature logic with the overall aim of being able to make certain API promises in the Portable SIMD Project.
Khionu Sybiern@khionuTo support work on the Rust Moderation Team.
Sebastian Thiel@byronTo support the full replacement of git2 with gitoxide in cargo.
Shepherd's Oasis@soasisTo reduce developer boilerplate and viral trait proliferation through the construction of an interface that can be used from const fn, generic functions, Trait implementations, and procedural macros in Rust, and to better perform compile-time introspection of structs, enums, functions, and other module content.
Sidney Douw@SidneyDouwwTo support the development of gitoxide and the integration of it into more crates, therefore making interactions with git easier, faster, and safer.
The 8472@the8472To support work in the libs-team and contributions to the standard library.
Thomas Chiovoloni@thomccTo support working on improving apple and windows targets.
Yacin Tmimi@ytmimiTo help support and maintain rustfmt.
Yuki Okushi@JohnTitorTo support the maintenance of the official rust-lang crates and their documentation.

Please join us in congratulating these grant recipients! #

To view our first round of Project Grantees and Fellows, view our June 2022 announcement  here. We look forward to releasing a central directory of our grants in the near future. 

Want to get a closer look at the program experience? Don't miss our evolving  Community Grantee Spotlight Series for Q&As with grantees and fellows.

Thank you to  AWS,  Huawei, and  Google whose donations to the Community Grants Program in 2022 made the above Project Grants possible.  #

If your organization is interested in providing support to the Rust language community in 2023, donating to the Community Grants Program is a wonderful way to do so. You can inquire about supporting the program by emailing us at We accept donations for the Community Grants Program in any amount. Learn more about the program here