The proposals are here! Finalists will be announced on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Check out the proposals!

We’re in this together, LA!

Over the past year, the people of Los Angeles have faced innumerable hardships as COVID-19 devastated our communities and upended our lives.

The social impact sector has responded with care and courage. While we are certainly not surprised, we are in awe of our sector’s determination through it all—quickly transitioning to safe, physically-distant service models, implementing innovative digital programming, and pivoting to respond to urgent and emergent needs.

It has never been more clear that our path toward a brighter future relies on coming together in the present. And, with that spirit of shared responsibility and collective hope in mind, we present our eighth My LA2050 Grants Challenge.

Welcome to the 2021 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. We are also grateful to offer additional awards from our incredible 2021 My LA2050 funding partners.

In each of the five goal categories, the awards will be…

25 Winners

Learn

$100K
1st place

Play

$50K
2nd place

Create

$25K
3rd place

Live

$15K
4th place

Connect

$10K
5th place

And, check out the additional awards available from this year’s 2021 grants challenge funding partners!

The submission period is complete.

Check out the proposals. Voting begins on Monday, June 21, 2021.

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:

Finalists will represent a diversity of issues and activities. For more information, view the full evaluation 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 21, 2021, you can vote for a proposal on this website. Get notified when voting opens!

Timeline

Submission Period
February 1 - April 2, 2021
Moderation Period
April 2 - April 12, 2021
Evaluation Period
April 12 - June 1, 2021
Finalists Announced
June 1, 2021
Public Voting
June 21 - June 28, 2021
Winners Announced
July 6, 2021