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Welcome to the 2020 My LA2050 Grants Challenge
LA2050 is a community-guided initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles centered around five goals and tracked via 65+ regional progress metrics.
The My LA2050 Grants Challenge is an open call for ideas to make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live.
We need your help to turn the LA2050 goals and metrics into action.
A total of $1,000,000 will be awarded among 25 organizations to implement their proposals. Each organization will receive grant funds and partnership from LA2050 to support its efforts. Additional funding and prizes will be awarded by this year’s My LA2050 partners.
In each of the five goal categories, the awards will be…
- 1st place
- 2nd place
- 3rd place
- 4th place
- 5th place
Check out the additional prizes offered by our 2020 grants challenge partners.
Submissions are open! Apply by Friday, March 27, 2020 (5pm Pacific Time).
Submit your idea
Read our guidelines for proposals.
Selection of Winners
Winners will be selected via a two-step process:
25 finalists will be selected by an external evaluation committee of community leaders, led by Social Venture Partners Los Angeles. As our evaluation partner, SVP will review and score applications to determine five finalists in each goal category.
Finalists will be selected using the following criteria:
- Impact on chosen LA2050 goals and metrics
- Feasibility of proposal
- Impact on people served
- Overall application quality
Finalists will represent a diversity of issues and activities. For more information, view the full scorecard.
Award levels will be determined via public vote. Voters will determine which organizations place first ($100,000), second ($50,000), third ($25,000), fourth ($15,000), and fifth ($10,000) in each goal category. All 25 finalists that participate in the voting stage will receive a grant, with five grants distributed at each dollar amount (e.g., there will be five $100,000 winners).
Starting Monday, June 1, 2020, you can vote for a proposal on this website. Get notified when voting opens!
- Submission Period
- February 3 - March 27, 2020
- Moderation Period
- March 27 - April 6, 2020
- Evaluation Period
- April 6 - May 18, 2020
- Finalists Announced
- May 18, 2020
- Public Voting
- June 1 - June 8, 2020
- Winners Announced
- June 15, 2020