LA2050 Grants Challenge applications are open now through June 28th, 2024.
APPLY NOW
Close

LA2050 Blog

We’ve got access to the information that every Angeleno needs to make an impact. Our blog features the latest LA2050 news, announcements, features, happenings, grantee updates, and more.

Now featuring 615 new submissions on the LA2050 Ideas Hub!

Posted

As you may have seen, each of the 615 submissions to the 2023 LA2050 Grants Challenge is now posted live at la2050.org.

Today, we’re taking a look back at how we arrived at this point.

In celebration of ten years of the LA2050 Grants Challenge, we conducted widespread in-person voting for the first time, in addition to online voting, between April 6th and May 8th, 2023. This year, voting was also offered in 10 of Los Angeles County’s most popular languages.

Voters were presented with five questions corresponding to the five LA2050 goal categories: connect, create, learn, live, and play. For each goal category, they selected the one or two issues that they felt were most significant and should be addressed through our grantmaking.

We were elated that more than 12,000 people responded to the call, together casting 80,000 total votes and shedding light on the issues that are top-of-mind for Angelenos.

Check out the final results from this year's Grants Challenge:


The two top-voted issue areas in each goal category, listed above, became eligible for funding through this year’s Grants Challenge. Across all of the categories, the three issues with the most total votes were 1. Affordable housing and homelessness; 2. Income inequality; and 3. Green space, park access and trees.

Grants Challenge voters represented an impressive 94 percent of Los Angeles County zip codes. The 15 neighborhoods with the most voters, in order, were:

  1. San Pedro
  2. Elysian Park/Chinatown
  3. Silver Lake/Echo Park
  4. Thai Town/Los Feliz
  5. Historic South Central/South Park
  6. Highland Park
  7. Oakwood
  8. Florence-Graham
  9. Palms
  10. Mid-Wilshire/Mid City
  11. West Hollywood/Laurel Canyon
  12. Mar Vista/Culver West
  13. West Adams
  14. East Los Angeles
  15. Pico-Union

Thank you to all who voted in this year's Grants Challenge and helped us to demonstrate the power of community grantmaking. We'll announce the winning organizations in September, so stay tuned!


AuthorTeam LA2050