I've got an e-mail, was invited to participate, did participate, but didn't win anything.
Tails has the far better social ties. And Bruce Schneier is a Tails user. No chance here.
There are a lot other funds which would be worth asking. This process is like bureaucracy. Takes up a lot time. I guess I need a partner being up for such tedious work. In the beginning there wouldn't be any payment. First task would be to sort out founding. In the calculation, own payment can be included. Once the founding is sorted out, task will be to keep in touch with founds, work on documentation, user support, advocating (speaking) for Whonix in public at conferences, possibly code (but I guess we have place for one none-code job as well), making vidoes, and what I don't have in mind for now. Needless to say, this can not be done anonymously. Maybe I soon write a blog post about this. Jason could be a good candidate of this.