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2024 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 105,000 votes from almost 15,000 people. Voters represented 98 percent of ZIP codes in Los Angeles County, and participated in 12 different languages.

During the voting period, from April 2nd to May 8th, 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
  • Access to the Tech and Creative Industries

CONNECT

  • Public Transit
  • Social Support Network

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

+ SPONSORED ISSUES!

  • Food Insecurity and Access to Basic Essentials – Sponsored by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation!
  • Mental Health – Sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation!
  • Youth Economic Advancement – Sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and R & S Kayne Foundation!

Together, we are granting more than $2 million to organizations in Los Angeles County.

If you represent a nonprofit, social enterprise, or government agency and you have an idea for how to make an impact on one or more of the issue areas, we invite you to open a grant application now. Curious if your organization is a good fit? Learn more about this year's 13 eligible issue areas and what we're looking for.

Applications are available online through June 28th, 2024.

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 51 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.

AuthorTeam LA2050