$2.6 million for a better Los Angeles!
We’re proud to announce the 37 organizations receiving grant funds through this year’s LA2050 Grants Challenge.
View the organizations awarded prizes from the Goldhirsh Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Snap Foundation, John N. Calley Foundation, and Second Home.VIEW OUR WINNERS
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We care about LA!
Thank you to our 8,000+ voters for sharing the issues that mattered most to you and to our 480 applicants for submitting their best ideas to address them in response. LA2050 is so much bigger than us – it’s a movement! – and we couldn’t do this work without you. Over the next year, we’ll continue to share more about our winners, including ways you can get involved with their work. Stay tuned!
2022 Grants Challenge Winners
These participants have been awarded $75,000, access to human capital, and support from LA2050.
The Thai Town Marketplace: Making an Impact Through Food, People and PlaceThai Community Development Center
Climate-Ready Native Plant Landscaper TrainingTheodore Payne Foundation
Urban Peace Institute's South Park Regional School Safety Collaborative ProgramUrban Peace Institute
Support System-Impacted Young Women and Trans Youth Economically Thrive with Transform Your HustleYoung Women's Freedom Center
Youth Leaders for Environmental JusticeLegacy LA Youth Development Corporation
Tenant Power ToolkitInner City Law Center
LA Top 101 Restaurant Spearheaded by Refugee Global ChefsFlavors From Afar
Increasing Food Access and Security for Black WomenBlack Women for Wellness
In-School Music Education Program for Under-Resourced SchoolsEducation Through Music-Los Angeles
Hottest in LA: the Bus Stop Heat BracketClimate Resolve
2022 Grants Challenge Runners Up
These participants have been awarded $50,000, access to human capital, and support from LA2050.
Bold, Empowered, and Thriving Immigrants in South BayLong Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition
LA Cleantech Incubator Equity Innovation ProgramLos Angeles Cleantech Incubator
Free healthcare for the homelessHealing California
Nature For All Leadership AcademyNature for All
Los Angeles Parks for PeopleThe Trust for Public Land
Selected by our generous Partners
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, 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, 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.
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, 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.
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. Then, we 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.
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