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
- Submissions OpenWe are here.
Funding & Prize Partners
- The Goldhirsh Foundation, founder and organizer of the LA2050 Grants Challenge, providing $1,000,000 in grant funds.
- The Annenberg Foundation, providing additional funding to winning organizations to support their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
- The Snap Foundation, supporting projects that develop pathways to the creative economy for underrepresented youth in Los Angeles.
- 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 challenge:
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
The following organizations were awarded $5,000 grants to host events that engage their communities in Grants Challenge voting:
LA2050 Youth Ambassadors
The 78 members of the inaugural 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.