ROADMAP AND TLDR
The Ethereum Community Fund (ECF) is a non-profit initiative founded by, comprised of, and operated for the community.
ECF was conceptualised at devcon3 in 2017, initiated in Feburary 2018, officially launched by the funding members MakerDAO, Status, Web3 Foundation, Cosmos, Omisego and Golem, in March 2018 in Tokyo, under the advisor-ship of Ethereum Foundation.
2018 – ECF: grant distribution program
2019 – ECF Network: a coordination program and an open network of funds
2020 – ECF + EveryoneCanFund: decentralised public, open, direct funding platform (under development)