# About Handshake Institute
Strategically empower the Handshake open source community to create the future of naming on the dWeb.
# What we do
We advise and fund grants and initiatives that empower teams and individuals in the Handshake open source community. We work to make open source developement sustainable, promote developer participation, and Handshake adoption and integration.
We work as long-term partners with the Handshake Development Fund (HNSFund) to fund bounties and projects that the community prioritizes.
We fund and organize strategic initiatives that are intended to have a high impact along the lines of our mission and values.
- individual sovereignty and self-determination
- freedom of expression
- network resilience
- community growth and adoption
- gifting and generosity
- mutual support and service