An overview of the DAOs section within Messari Rankings pages

Use the DAOs page to explore 500+ DAOs and 8,000+ proposals. You can find discussions, track progress and community moods with Messari's sentiment analysis, and connect your wallet to vote on active proposals.

DAOs Overview:


You can browse our full list of DAOs at https://messari.io/governor/daos. From there, you can quickly filter DAOs by tags.

Navigating & Exploring DAOs

The DAO page allows you to compare, locate and explore Decentralized Autonomous Organizations. On the side bar, located on the left hand side of the page, you can filter the category of available DAOs by their specific type: Collector, Grants, Impact, Investment, Media, Product, Protocol, Service, Social/Community.

To locate a DAO, you can use the search bar on the top of the page to search for a DAO of interest or use the tags to further narrow down the available subcategories of all available DAOs.

Selecting the Grid View button allows you to display all available DAOs in a grid layout displaying the description, type, and tag of the respective DAO.

Selecting the bell icon on the bottom right of the DAO allows you to create Governance Alert policies. You can learn more about Governance Alerts here.

Selecting the Table View button allows you to display all available DAOs in a list view displaying the corresponding type, tag, and governing bodies of the respective DAO.

If you cannot locate a DAO of interest or notice that it is not available, you can select the Suggest DAO button on the top right-hand side of the page to reach out to our research team directly.


Each DAO listed in Governor has up to two types attached to it. These types are the categories of DAO that the DAO's core purpose fits the best. Here are the DAO types and their definitions:

  • Collector - DAOs whose goals are to purchase highly valued collectibles and artifacts. One of the most well-known DAOS of this type is PleasrDAO. They collectively purchased the one-of-a-kind Once Upon a Time in Shaolin album by Wu-Tang Clan.
  • Grants - DAOs where community members donate funds directly to a grant pool. This grant pool then goes to projects that the community votes for like in the case of Gitcoin.
  • Impact - DAOs whose goals are to advance some social, political, or environmental impact. For example, Bloomeria helps communities protect green areas.
  • Investment - DAOs that make investments and lend insurance. Members act as limited partners and vote on investments like in the Merit Circle.
  • Media - DAOs focused on creating media or content on certain topics. In the case of BanklessDAO, members are awarded tokens for the content they contribute to the site.
  • Product - DAOs that are connected to a specific product(s). Members are able to vote on features and changes to a product. Some examples of these types of DAO are EPNS and Gnosis.
  • Protocol - DAOs on top of projects offering services to token holders like lending, borrowing, swapping, leveraging, and bridging.
  • Service - DAOs that provide services like dApp development to other DAOs or projects. Clients can use the DAO and its members to assist and build on their projects like in Raid Guild.
  • Social / Community - Community-centric DAOs typically focus on art or culture-related projects. Members contribute and create projects together which raises the value of the social token of the DAO. An example of this is the Friends with Benefits DAO.


Areas of Interest

Art, Culture, Education, Future of Work, Gaming, Music, Science, Sports, Sustainability, City


Analytics, Events /Experiences, Incubator, Real World Asset Purchase, Research, Venture

Web3 Specific

DAO Tool, DeFi, Infrastructure, Metaverse, NFTs, P2E, Public Good Funding