Tell us… how do you turn inspiration into impact?
Welcome to the 2019 My LA2050 Grants Challenge
LA2050 is a community-guided initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles. With the support of 30,000 Angelenos, we’ve outlined an aspirational vision centered on five goals and 60+ metrics tracked over time to evaluate how Los Angeles is faring.
The My LA2050 Grants Challenge is an open call for ideas to make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live.
A total of $1,000,000 will be awarded among 10 organizations to implement their proposals. Each organization will receive a total of $100,000 and partnership from LA2050 to support its efforts.
Now, we’re asking for your help to turn the LA2050 goals and metrics into action.
Starting Thursday, February 28, 2019 (9am Pacific Time), you can submit your proposal on this website.
Read our guidelines for proposals.
- $1 million
- in grants
- over one year
- Step 1
- You have an idea.
- Step 2
- The LA2050 community rallies around it.
- Step 3
- Together, we make LA the best place to live, learn, play, connect, and create.
Winners will be selected via a two-step process:
50 finalists will be selected by public vote: The public will vote on all approved submissions to the grants challenge. Public vote will surface the top 10 finalists in each goal category.
10 winning proposals will be selected by an internal jury: Goldhirsh Foundation board and staff will select the winners from the 50 finalists. Two proposals in each goal category will be announced as the winners.
Winners will be selected using the following criteria:
- Impact on the LA2050 goals and metrics
- Overall quality of the application
- Ability to mobilize the LA community
- Collaborative spirit
Starting Tuesday, April 22, 2019, you can vote for a proposal on this website.
- Submission Period
- February 28 - March 29, 2019
- All Submissions Online
- April 15, 2019
- Public Voting
- April 22 - April 29, 2019
- Winners Announced
- June 4, 2019