Funding & Prize Partners
- The Goldhirsh Foundation, founder and organizer of the LA2050 Grants Challenge, providing $1 million in grant funds to organizations working on the top-voted issue areas.
- The Snap Foundation, supporting projects that develop pathways to the creative economy for underrepresented youth in Los Angeles.
- The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, funding organizations working with young people to decrease income inequality, find quality jobs, or advance within careers.
- The John N. Calley Foundation, supporting organizations with outstanding applications that consider youth.
- The Annenberg Foundation, providing additional funding to winning organizations to support their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
- The Elbaz Family Foundation, investing in organizations working on environmental and educational causes.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, funding proven programs that level the playing field and investing in solutions driven by the communities we serve.
- Social Justice Partners Los Angeles (SJP), serving as our external evaluation partner. SJP is a membership organization that connects community leaders to nonprofits to tackle Los Angeles’ toughest challenges. All proposals are reviewed, scored, and evaluated by members of SJP.
We are grateful to the following organizations for helping spread the word about this year’s Grants Challenge:
Al Otro Lado
Anese & Associates
Black Image Center
Boyle Heights Beat
Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce
Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council
CASA of Los Angeles
Children's Action Coalition
Children's Law Center of California
Chinatown Service Center
Covenant House California
Crop Swap LA
Culver City Chamber of Commerce
First Place for Youth
Granada Hills Charter
Heal the Bay
KPFK (90.7 FM)
LA City Council District 1
LA City Council District 6
LA City Council District 7
LA City Council District 12
LA City Council District 13
LA Conservation Corps
LB City Council District 1
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator
Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative
National Foster Youth Institute
Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County
Nature for All
San Pedro Skatepark Association
Shoes That Fit
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs
Thai Community Development Center
The Eisner Foundation
Thrive in Joy Nick Fagnano Foundation
Trust for Public Land
TRUST South LA
UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge
Youth Mentoring Connection
Pop-Up Voting Experience Hosts
We are grateful to be hosting this year's 10 pop-up voting experiences at iconic locations across Los Angeles.
- April 7th: Los Angeles Central Library
- April 8th: Griffith Observatory
- April 14th: Randy’s Donuts
- April 15th: Los Angeles Zoo
- April 22nd: Theodore Payne Foundation
- April 29th: Mariachi Plaza
- April 30th: Leimert Park Plaza
- May 5th: Santa Monica Pier
- May 6th: Museum of Latin American Art
- May 7th: Hollywood Farmers’ Market
LA2050 Youth Ambassadors
The 140 members of the second cohort of LA2050 Youth Ambassadors are spreading the word about voting in the Grants Challenge to friends, family, and neighbors. In return, Youth Ambassadors have the opportunity to learn about careers in social impact, receive outreach training, make a real impact on local issues, and be awarded a certificate that can be added to resumes or applications.