The EF is not a company, or even a traditional non-profit. Their role is not to control or lead Ethereum, nor they are the only organization that funds critical development of Ethereum-related technologies. The EF is one part of a much larger ecosystem.
The Ecosystem Support Program exists to provide both financial and non-financial support to projects and entities within the greater Ethereum community, in order to accelerate the growth of the ecosystem. The Ecosystem Support Program is an expansion of the original Ethereum Grants Program which mainly focused on financial support.
Learn more about the Ecosystem Support Program, past grant recipients, and the grant application process at esp.ethereum.foundation. You can also view the Ecosystem Support Program Blog or follow @EF_ESP for their latest news and announcements.
Since 2014, the Ethereum Foundation has organized Devcon, the annual conference for all Ethereum developers, researchers, thinkers, and makers.
You can access video content of conference presentations for every year since its inception at archive.devcon.org.
The Ethereum Foundation Fellowship Program is an initiative to help address gaps in representation across cultures, nationalities, and economic classes. The Fellowship Program is about bridging these gaps by identifying and supporting unique and talented individuals helping to enable Ethereum’s relevance, and breaking down barriers to entry for those underrepresented people and communities who will become the future of Web3.