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Angelenos are at it again! Announcing the 2015 My LA2050 Grants Challenge

Posted September 8, 2015 by Angie Jean-Marie

We have been inspired by the Angelenos who have contributed to 500+ submissions, 100,000+ votes and more than $2 million injected into the LA community to support ideas--big and small, new and re-fashioned--to make LA the most amazing region in the world.

We have seen what happens when you tap into the power of Angelenos to change Los Angeles for the better. And we want to see it happen again. We're excited for more submissions, more votes, and greater impact.

Each year, we receive feedback about the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, and we try to respond to those lessons learned. We can't promise perfection, but we can aim for responsive evolution.

To that end, the format of the challenge has changed slightly. There are still two ways to win: this year, the jury will select among the top 10 voted submissions in each goal area and will also select a winner in each category irrespective of votes.To submitters, we can't wait to see what you've got. You inspire us every year. Be sure to check out the FAQs and the submitter toolkit to help answer questions and provide tips to help you conduct outreach once the voting period has begun. We'll also host office hours in September and October to answer more of your questions about the challenge. Stay tuned here on the blog and on Facebook and Twitter for the dates.

To the LA2050 community, we're excited for your participation in the challenge through voting. We can't do this without you and are thankful for your participation. Please share this opportunity with your networks to help amazing organizations change this awesome region.

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