If you know of any grants or channels to apply to resources that would allow developers to focus on building their application on solid, please do share then here.
Mozilla Open Science Mini-Grants
Mozilla Open Source Support Awards
The pitch has to be right, but the Knight Foundation is good for journalism and community building. They have shown a strong willingness in the past to invest in technologies.
Edit: Here’s the Knight Foundation Technology program.
SIDN fund has a new round of calls which you can check out here https://www.sidnfonds.nl/excerpt/