BIP-14: Beanstalk Farms Q2 2022 Budget

Proposed: April 3, 2022

Status: Passed

Link: GitHub PR


Beanstalk Farms



We designed the Q2 2022 budget to enable core contributors to work towards the same goals outlined in the Q1 proposal, specifically:

Q1 Budget Recap

The Q1 2022 budget minted 2,000,000 Beans to fund protocol development. It also restructured the Beanstalk development community into two independent, symbiotic organizations with distinct mandates: Beanstalk Farms and Bean Sprout (a Beanstalk accelerator program).

Beanstalk Farms is a decentralized team of 46 core contributors, operating across the stack on technical and non-technical problems. In Q1, Beanstalk Farms received 1,200,000 of the 2,000,000 Beans to fund team compensation and marketing initiatives. 839,299.06 Beans were spent, supporting the development of major accomplishments, including:

Anticipated Q2 Beanstalk Farms Output

Q2 2022 Current Staffing & New Hires

Business Development (currently 2FT/3PT, scaling up to 3FT/4PT)

Design (currently 3FT/3PT, scaling up to 4FT/6PT)

Community (currently 1 FT/6PT, scaling up to 2FT/7PT)

Copy (currently 0FT/5PT, scaling up to 1FT/5PT)

Engineering (currently 6FT/9PT, scaling up to 8FT/11PT)

Marketing (currently 2FT/0PT, scaling up to 3FT/1PT)

Operations (currently 1FT/4PT, scaling up to 2FT/5PT)


We propose a total of 2,000,000 Beans are minted to fund Beanstalk Farms through the end of Q2 2022. 383,209.94 Beans remain unspent by Beanstalk Farms in Q1. These Beans will be rolled over into Q2, resulting in a total budget allocation of 2,389,209.94 Beans.


In Q2, the funds for Beanstalk Farms will be custodied by a multi-sig wallet with keys held by various community members and Publius. We propose continuing the current keyholder designations for Q2 and adding deezbeanz and sweetredbeans to the Beanstalk Farms multi-sig wallet.

Beanstalk Farms Multi Sig Wallet Signatories


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We also propose that ereal serve as backup for the wallet in case a key holder is compromised or unable to perform their duties.

Snapshot Processes

As was the case in Q1, we will continue utilizing the following processes for Snapshot votes:

For more information on each process, please refer to the Q1 budget here.

Initial Allocations

Each new Beanstalk Farms contributor will have an individual Snapshot proposal after the Budget Proposal is passed by a vote of the DAO, utilizing the above processes. Current contributors will only require a Snapshot proposal if their role or pay has significantly changed since Q1, or the entire payment from their previous proposal has been made.

Incentive Alignment

The Beanstalk community has decided to disallow core contributors from receiving any portion of their compensation in Pods. Beginning in Q2 2022, contributors will receive 100% of compensation in Beans.

In the future, whenever Deposits become transferrable, Beanstalk Farms will try to offer the ability to Deposit all or a portion of ones Bean allocation upon approval of their Snapshot proposal, and then make payment in the form of Deposited Beans.

Competitive Pay

Beanstalk Farms recognizes that its ability to pay contributors competitive wages is essential to Beanstalk’s long-term success. As a result of the community’s recent decision to disallow compensation in the form of Pods, as outlined above and in Beanstalk Governance Memorandum 1, several pay increases will be proposed via Snapshot.


Effective immediately upon passage.