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LA2050 is Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!Posted
Each year, LA2050 gives $1 million to nonprofits and other social impact organizations making Los Angeles better through the LA2050 Grants Challenge. Angelenos determine the issue areas that will receive funding – from homelessness and income inequality to park access – through voting. Voting takes place on LA2050.org from April 6th to May 8th, and is open to all ages and available in 10 languages
This year, we're also launching a new pop-up voting experience that will bring voting booths to 10 iconic LA locations, and you're invited!
Keep scrolling for details about each individual pop-up voting experience, including exact times to join us.
April 7th: Los Angeles Central Library
April 8th: Griffith Observatory
April 14th: Randy’s Donuts
April 15th: Los Angeles Zoo
April 22nd: Theodore Payne Foundation
April 28th: Dodger Stadium, LADF Homebase (New!)
April 29th: Mariachi Plaza
April 30th: Leimert Park Plaza
May 3rd: Dodger Stadium, LADF Homebase (New!)
May 5th: Santa Monica Pier
May 6th: Museum of Latin American Art
May 7th: Hollywood Farmers’ Market
Each pop-up will feature its own giveaways, activities, and special guests – from a free treat at Randy's Donuts to a wildflower hike at Theodore Payne Foundation for Earth Day, and more. Come to one, or come to all. You don't want to miss this!
📍Los Angeles Central Library | Friday, April 7th | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Join us for our first pop-up at the Los Angeles Central Library! Stop by for in-person voting, button making with the LAPL outreach team, and a chance to win a $50 gift card to The Library Store for one lucky voter. Park in the garage at 524 South Flower Street and just bring your library card to receive validation.
📍Griffith Observatory | Saturday, April 8th | 9 am - 3 pm
2800 E Observatory Road, Los Angeles, CA 90027
At Griffith Observatory, we'll be joined by our friends at the Griffith Observatory Foundation. We’ll also be raffling off a one-year Griffith Observatory membership and a pack of four tickets to “Signs of Life,” the newest signature show. Admission is free. Details about parking, catching public transportation, hiking, or biking here.
📍Randy’s Donuts | Friday, April 14th | 8 am - 2 pm
805 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301
Stop by the world famous Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood and the first 100 voters can grab a free donut, on us (just show your “I Voted” sticker)! Parking is easily accessible in the lot on site.
📍Los Angeles Zoo | Saturday, April 15th | 10 am - 4 pm
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
You won’t want to miss LA2050 at the Los Angeles Zoo! We’re bringing our voting booths to Wild for the Planet, a celebration of our planet and its biodiversity. If you vote with us, you’ll be entered in a raffle for an LA Zoo Family Membership! Admission and parking information available here.
📍Theodore Payne Foundation | Saturday, April 22nd | 9 am - 3 pm
10459 Tuxford St, Sun Valley, CA 91352
Celebrate Earth Day with LA2050 at Theodore Payne Foundation. Hike up Wildflower Hill (we’ll provide the snacks to fuel you) and receive a free packet of native plant seeds for voting in person! Directions and parking information here.
📍Dodger Stadium | Friday, April 28th | 5 pm - 10 pm
Dodgers vs. Cardinals at 7:10 pm
1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Thanks to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, one of this year's funding partners, our pop-up voting experience will be available to fans at LADF Homebase in Centerfield for the April 28th game versus the Cardinals. Come by to purchase a ticket for the LADF 50/50 Raffle and vote in the Grants Challenge! Find game tickets and other details here.
📍Mariachi Plaza | Saturday, April 29th | 10 am - 4 pm
1831 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
We're coming to Mariachi Plaza! You can find us in front of the iconic bandstand for in-person Grants Challenge voting. We'll be handing out our limited edition LA2050 X tote bags, as well as giving away other fun prizes.
📍Leimert Park Plaza | Sunday, April 30th | 1 pm - 7 pm
4395 Leimert Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Come find us at the Leimert Park Art Walk, a monthly public celebration of African American art, music, cinema, and history. Stop by for in-person voting using our colorful booths, fun LA2050 temporary tattoos, and other surprises. We'll also be joined by special guest Councilwoman Heather Hutt.
📍Dodger Stadium | Wednesday, May 3rd | 12 pm - 5 pm
Dodgers vs. Phillies at 1:10 pm
1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Thanks to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, one of this year's funding partners, our pop-up voting experience will be available to fans at LADF Homebase in Centerfield for the May 3rd game versus the Phillies. Come by to purchase a ticket for the LADF 50/50 Raffle and vote in the Grants Challenge! Find game tickets and other details here.
📍Santa Monica Pier | Friday, May 5th | 12 pm - 6 pm
Team LA2050 can't wait to-SEA-you at the Santa Monica Pier, where we'll be joined by our friends from the Heal the Bay Aquarium! Stop by for in-person voting, a live touch tank, and other surprises.
📍Museum of Latin American Art | Saturday, May 6th | 11 am - 5 pm
628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
¡Únete al movimiento! Stop by MOLAA in-person voting, LA-themed coloring pages, a food truck, and other surprises. If you vote with us, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win a MOLAA Family Membership! Click here for details about parking and admission.
📍Hollywood Farmers’ Market | Sunday, May 7th | 8 am - 1 pm
1600 Ivar Ave, Los Angeles CA 90028
Join Team LA2050 and our friends from Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA) at the Hollywood Farmers Market. The first 100 in person voters will earn free market bucks to redeem with your favorite vendor!
Thank you for joining Team LA2050 at our pop-ups across LA! Click here to vote in the 2023 LA2050 Grants Challenge.