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2023 LA2050 Grants Challenge – These are the issues LA voted to fund!

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The results are in, and grant applications are open!

We are thrilled to share the results of this year’s LA2050 Grants Challenge voting. We received more than 80,000 votes from almost 12,000 people. Voters came from 94 percent of ZIP codes in Los Angeles County and participated in 11 different languages.

During the voting period, from April 8th to May 6th, Angelenos were asked to vote for the issues that they care most about and determine what issues would be eligible for grant funding via this year’s LA2050 Grants Challenge.

Here are the issues that LA voted to fund:

PLAY

  • Green Space, Park Access, and Trees
  • Community Safety

LIVE

  • Affordable Housing and Homelessness
  • Health Care Access

LEARN

  • Support for Foster and Systems-Impacted Youth
  • K-12 STEAM Education

CREATE

  • Income Inequality
  • Opportunities For People Who Have Been Incarcerated

CONNECT

  • Public Transit
  • Immigrant and Refugee Support

That’s not all! Our Funding Partners are generously sponsoring additional issue areas.

+ SPONSORED ISSUES!

  • Access to Creative Industry Employment (sponsored by the Snap Foundation)
  • Youth Economic Advancement (sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation)
  • Play Equity to Advance Mental Health (sponsored by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation)

A special thank you to the three organizations above, as well as to the Annenberg Foundation, John N. Calley Foundation, and Elbaz Family Foundation, for their support. Together, we are granting more than $2 million to organizations in Los Angeles County.

Curious if your organization is a good fit? Learn more about this year's 13 eligible issue areas.

If you represent a nonprofit, social enterprise, or government agency and you have an idea for how to make an impact on one of this year’s 13 issue areas, we invite you to open a grant application now.

Applications are available online through June 23rd, 2023.

Ten organizations will be awarded first-place prizes of $75,000 and five will be awarded second-place prizes of $50,000 from LA2050. Plus, our Funding Partners will make additional grants. Last year, a total of 37 organizations received funding for their ideas for a better LA.

Want to learn more about this year's Grants Challenge applications? Join an Information Session or attend Office Hours! Register here.


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