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LA2050 Grants Challenge Results – The issues YOU voted to fund!


The results are in, and grant applications are open now!

We are thrilled to share the results of public voting in this year’s LA2050 Grants Challenge. We received more than 60,000 votes from 8,000 participants across Los Angeles County. Voting took place online over a three-week period, from April 18th to May 6th, 2022, and was available in both English and Spanish.

During the voting period, Angelenos were asked to vote for the issues that they care most about and determine what issues would be eligible for $1 million in grant funding.

Here are the issues that Los Angeles voted to fund:


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


  • Affordable Housing and Homelessness
  • Climate and Environment


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


  • Income Inequality
  • BIPOC- and Women-Owned Businesses


  • Public Transit
  • Immigrant and Refugee Support


  • Access to Creative Industry Employment

We are excited to announce that the Snap Foundation, one of this year’s LA2050 Grants Challenge funding partners, is generously sponsoring the “Access to Creative Industry Employment” issue area. The Snap Foundation is looking for projects that develop pathways to the creative economy for underrepresented youth in Los Angeles ages 6 to 24.

If you represent a nonprofit organization, for-profit company, or government agency and you have an idea for how to make an impact on one of the 11 issues listed above, we invite you to open a grant application now. Applications are available through June 17th, 2022. Ten organizations will be awarded first-place prizes of $75,000 and five will be awarded second-place prizes of $50,000.

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

AuthorTeam LA2050