Grant applications now open!
We're granting a total of $1 million to organizations that are working to address the issues that matter to Los Angeles.
Applications are open through June 17th, 2022 at 5 pm.APPLY NOW
- Public voting
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We care about LA!
8,000+ Angelenos voted for the issues that they cared most about. Now, we're looking for grant applications from organizations with ideas to address:
- 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
By the year 2050, Los Angeles will be an international leader in innovation across sectors. We will play host to the largest concentration of working artists and high-quality arts establishments. We will be a center for entrepreneurial activity, creating jobs and generating wealth for a flexible, talented, and inclusive workforce. Our business community will reflect the diversity of our region, enhancing our national and international opportunities.
By the year 2050, Los Angeles will have the nation’s lowest poverty rate and income inequality. All families will have access to fresh and healthy food, high-quality health care, and safe housing, no matter where they live or how much money they make. Our communities will enjoy the benefits of a sustainable environment, from clear skies to clean water.
By the year 2050, Los Angeles will be the most civically engaged region in the United States, with abundant platforms for residents to voice their opinions and influence elected officials and other decision-makers. Our region’s voting rates and volunteerism will lead the nation. An expanded, accessible transportation network will facilitate the easy flow of people and ideas.
By the year 2050, the education system in Los Angeles will be well-resourced and culturally-responsive. All children will have access to early education programs and all families will be engaged in their student’s learning. Students will graduate college- and career-ready, equipped to thrive in the workforce of the future. Our higher education facilities will advance research and spur innovation.
By the year 2050, people from across Los Angeles will live in close proximity to vibrant park space and have easy access to high-quality, sustainable spaces for recreation. We will get active, explore the outdoors, and appreciate our natural environment. All residents will feel a sense of safety and belonging in their communities.
The LA2050 Grants Challenge is an open call for ideas to make Los Angeles County the best place to connect, create, learn, live, and play. Since 2013, we’ve granted more than $8 million to 110 impactful organizations with the help of hundreds of thousands of individuals casting votes.
For this year's Grants Challenge, we’re launching something new! We’re shifting the focus of our public voting from organizations to issues.
How will it work? First, Angelenos voted for the issues that matter most to them, online from April 18th to May 6th, 2022. Now, we've announced the results and opened grant applications to organizations with ideas to address the top-voted issues. Last, we'll evaluate all of the proposals and award a total of $1 million to 15 organizations. Each winning organization will receive grant funding of up to $75,000 and partnership from LA2050 to support its efforts.
- (10) First Prize $75,000
- (5) Second Prize $50,000
All submissions, whether or not they are selected for a grant, will be featured in our LA2050 Ideas Hub. The Ideas Hub is a searchable database of the 1,800+ proposals for a better LA crowdsourced over eight cycles of the LA2050 Grants Challenge.
Since 2013, we’ve supported 110 ideas to move LA toward a brighter future.Check out all of our previous winners.
2nd District LA County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell
Angel City Sports
ASU in California
Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council
Crop Swap LA
Department of Neighborhood Empowerment
East LA Rising
Las Fotos Project
Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
Los Angeles City CD5 - Councilmember Paul Koretz
Los Angeles County 2nd District - Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell
Los Angeles Walks
Sloane Stephens Foundation
The Eisner Foundation
UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Grand Challenges
USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation