The 2020 My LA2050 Grants Challenge winners have been announced!
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The deadline for applying to the My LA2050 Grants Challenge is fast approaching. Here are some top tips from our 2019 grantees on what you should do before you submit your proposal.
Have others check it over
Before Defy Ventures submitted its application, the team made sure they had at least three sets of eyes on their proposal. It can't hurt to have fresh perspectives double-check and triple-check your application for errors or ways to improve it!
Clarify your branding strategy
Establishing a social media presence can be a powerful way to engage both existing and new audiences. Miry's List advises that you have a social media strategy in place, especially if you are a community-based organization. If you aren't personally comfortable using Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, getting help from someone experienced with social media to build your brand can help in the long run.
Consider multiple ways to engage prospective donors
Through the process of applying to My LA2050, Rise learned that it could be useful to leverage this experience to unlock funding from other grantors. Once your proposal is ready, do a brainstorm to generate ideas for further engaging your community and prospective donors, such as organizing a campaign to match up to a percentage of the My LA2050 grant.
From Southern California Grantmakers:
One of the best things about the My LA2050 Grants Challenge is seeing the great ideas you submit about making Los Angeles the best place to live, learn, connect, create, and play. This year, these ideas will get even more support thanks to some incredible partners including the Annenberg Foundation, the Snap Foundation, Second Home Hollywood, and Citi. Our partners are contributing both financial and in-kind support, expanding your ability to affect change in Los Angeles.
There is an even bigger opportunity to make an impact thanks to Citi, our newest My LA2050 Grants Challenge partner. We're thrilled to be working with such an impressive company that plays a role in the financial lives of so many Angelenos.
Citi has pledged $25,000 in funding for small business development, financial inclusion, and housing with a special focus on projects that address the racial wealth gap in Los Angeles. In years past, we've received numerous submissions to the grants challenge across each of these issues, and we hope this year will be no exception. We want this partnership to help local organizations working at the intersections of race, housing, economic development, and personal financial health access even more funding than what is offered by the Goldhirsh Foundation.
Citi will select grant recipients from proposals submitted to the My LA2050 Grants Challenge in June 2020.
The deadline to submit a proposal is April 3. We're excited to see your ideas!