Thank you to all of the organizations that submitted!

We're granting a total of $1 million to organizations that are working to address the issues that matter to Los Angeles.

All 480 submissions are online now!

  • Launch
  • Public voting
  • Submissions Open
  • EvaluationWe are here.
  • Winners

We care about LA!

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

This year's eligible issue areas, as selected by 8,000+ voters across Los Angeles County:

  • Access to Creative Industry Employment
  • Affordable Housing and Homelessness
  • BIPOC- and Women-Owned Businesses
  • Climate and Environment
  • Community Safety
  • Green Space, Park Access, and Trees
  • Immigrant and Refugee Support
  • Income Inequality
  • K-12 STEAM Education
  • Public Transit
  • Support for Foster and Systems-Impacted Youth
  • Youth Economic Advancement

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
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.