Big Green DAO

The Big Green DAO is the first non-profit led philanthropic DAO that represents the coming together of an age-old philanthropic model and a novel approach to social organization. Created by Big Green, a nonprofit organization focusing on food justice and garden initiatives, the DAO operates as an autonomous grant-making community designed to fund philanthropic work in a way that empowers frontline workers. The Big Green DAO aims to disrupt the grant-making process and promote a philanthropic landscape that empowers nonprofit organizations to maximize their impact. The DAO leverages blockchain solutions that engage community members and organizations in a collective decision-making role by utilizing ERC-20 governance tokens to exercise cooperative input and control over a treasury of grant dollars.


  • The Big Green DAO is a first-of-its-kind experiment to radically reconceive and restructure grant-making.

  • The Big Green DAO committee is made up of organizations working in food and tech.

  • Since 2011, Big Green has founded and supported school gardening programs across the country.