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.

  • Launch
  • Public voting
  • Submissions OpenWe are here.
  • Evaluation
  • Winners

We care about LA!

We’re giving $1 million to improve Los Angeles.

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

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
Ideas Hub

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.