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Double Your Impact with LA2050 this Giving Tuesday!Posted
**Update: We've reached our $10,000 match limit. Any additional donations will not be doubled but will still support the incredible nonprofits, so keep spreading the love.
This Giving Tuesday, we're matching your donations.
Over the past eight cycles of the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, almost 1,500 organizations have submitted their bright ideas for a better Los Angeles. These ideas live on through the My LA2050 Ideas Archive, a searchable database of all applicants and applications.
In celebration of these impactful local organizations and the dedicated Angelenos that support them, we're matching $10,000 in donations made through the My LA2050 Ideas Archive, up to $100 per donor.
Participating is simple — just head to archive.la2050.org and give to the organization(s) of your choice using the donation form. We'll take care of the rest.
You pick, you give, we match. Just like that, your impact is doubled!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How do I find an organization to give to for the LA2050 match?
Visit archive.la2050.org and search for an organization using keywords, the organization's name, or issues you care about such as “homelessness," “parks," or “voting." You can also search for an organization by category (right under the search bar).
In the search results, select an organization to learn more about its work. If the organization is a nonprofit organization in good standing with the IRS, you'll find a Pledge donation form through which you can make a one-time or monthly donation to the organization on the page. Donations are accepted by credit card only at this time.
How will my gift be matched?
Your gift will be processed by our partners at Pledge, and matching funds from the Goldhirsh Foundation will be added on a first-come, first-matched basis. Only donations made via the My LA2050 Ideas Archive will be matched.
How much will be matched?
The Goldhirsh Foundation will match up to $100 in donations per person. The match will be turned off once $10,000 in donations have been made. (Or, if $10,000 has not been allocated before December 16, 2021 at 5 pm, the match will conclude at that time.) Check-in with @LA2050 on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter for updates.
Can I donate to more than one organization?
Yes, please do! Matching funds will be applied to your gifts until you reach your limit of $100. (So, if you make a $40 gift to one organization, a $40 gift to another organization, and a $40 gift to a third organization, the Goldhirsh Foundation will match $40 for the first two gifts and $20 for the third gift).
Can I give more than $100 total?
Yes, certainly! We're only matching that first $100, but if you have the means, there are so many great organizations that could use your support to discover at archive.la2050.org.
Is the match $10,000 per organization?
No, the match is a combined $10,000 available to all eligible nonprofits on the My LA2050 Ideas Archive. It is not $10,000 per organization.
Are matching funds available to organizations not listed in the LA2050 Ideas Archive?
No, only organizations listed in the My LA2050 Ideas Archive are eligible for matching funds.
How does an organization get added to the LA2050 Ideas Archive?
Organizations are included in the My LA2050 Ideas Archive if they have applied to the My LA2050 Grants Challenge. The next open call for applications is expected to be in Spring or Summer 2021. Sign up here to be notified about the next challenge.
If I donate on the organization's website, will it still be matched?
No, only donations made via the My LA2050 Ideas Archive site will be matched.
I found an organization in the Ideas Archive, but I don't see a donation form. Why is that?
At this point, we are only able to facilitate donations to 501c3 nonprofit organizations that are in good standing with the IRS. If you don't see a donation form on the page, it could be for the following reasons:
- The organization is a government, for-profit, or 501c4 organization. At this time, we do not have a way to make donations via website and Pledgeling to these types of organizations. But feel free to contact the organization directly to donate.
- The organization has gone out of business or merged with another organization.
- We do not have complete data for the organization and are not able to facilitate a donation at this time.
If your organization believes that your My LA2050 Ideas Archive page should have an active donation form and does not, please reach out to us via email at email@example.com.
How do I know my donation was received?
You will receive an email confirmation from Pledge within a few minutes of donating. Please review this email and make sure everything looks good. Please contact Pledge for any changes or help with your donation.