LA2050 Grants Challenge

The submissions are in!

A record-breaking 872 innovative ideas for a better LA, available now. Thank you, applicants!


2024 Volunteer Activations

For this year’s LA2050 Grants Challenge, we did not just ask you to vote for the issues that matter most to you. For the first time, we also highlighted opportunities to volunteer and make a tangible impact on those same issues.

LA2050 partnered with 24 incredible organizations all across LA County to host diverse volunteer activations during Grants Challenge voting, from April 2nd to May 8th. We look forward to sharing an update on all that was accomplished soon!

Previous Events

Thanks to all who joined these activations!

Support Second Chances with Defy Ventures

April 3rd | Virtual

Amplify Access to Tech Jobs with

April 1st - 5th | Virtual

Celebrate Invention at the LA Maker Faire with Los Angeles Public Library

April 5th - 6th | Los Angeles State Historic Park in DTLA

Join “Salvia Mi Tierra” with North East Trees, Inc.

April 6th | North East Trees’ Hyperlocal Native Plant Nursery in El Sereno

Create New Home Kits for the Formerly Unhoused with L.A. Works

April 13th | Los Angeles River Center and Gardens in Cypress Park

Bring Free Intergenerational Music to Communities with Heart of Los Angeles

April 13th | Aratani Theatre in Little Tokyo

Unleash Your Inner Artist for May Day with CHIRLA

April 17th | CHIRLA’s Headquarters in Pico Union

Restore Native Habitat with Friends of the Los Angeles River

April 20th | Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Van Nuys

Get Your Hands Dirty with the Garden School Foundation

April 20th | 24th Street Elementary School in West Adams

Splash into Action this Earth Day with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium!

April 20th | Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro

Support Inclusive Play for All Abilities with Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration

April 20th | Maple Park Inclusive Playground in Glendale

Beautify the Los Angeles Coastline with Heal the Bay!

April 20th | Santa Monica State Beach

Double the Sustainable Harvest at Lopez Urban Farm

April 20th | Lopez Urban Farm in Pomona

Support Free Community Arts with Bob Baker Marionette Theater

April 21st | Los Angeles State Historic Park in DTLA

Transform Venice Blvd. into a Pop-Up Park for the Day with CicLAvia

April 21st | Venice Blvd.

Craft Animal Enrichment Items with the Los Angeles Zoo

April 22nd | The Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park

Help Our Unhoused Neighbors with Inner City Law Center

April 24th | Inner City Law Center parking lot in DTLA

Help Provide Free Dental and Vision Care with Healing California

April 27th | South LA

Earth Day Community Habitat Restoration with Friends of Ballona Wetlands

April 27th | Ballona Wetland Ecological Reserve in Playa del Rey

Help Older Adults Use Technology with Pasadena Village

April 27th | The Shakespeare Club in Pasadena

Pack Lunches for Neighbors in Need with #HashtagLunchbag!

April 27th | Hollywood

Support New and Expecting Mothers with Para Los Niños

April 27th | Para Los Niños Elementary School in Central LA

Furnish a Former Foster Youth’s First Home with A Sense of Home

April 27th | South LA

Build Homes and Dreams with Habitat LA

May 4th | Habitat LA’s Lancaster and Holmes developments

  • Funding Partners

    • Goldhirsh Foundation

      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.

    • Annenberg Foundation
    • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
    • Elbaz Family Foundation
    • Fox Foundation
    • John N. Calley Foundation
    • Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation
    • Snap Foundation
    • R&S Kayne Foundation
  • Evaluation Partner

    • Social Justice Partners 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.

  • Media Partners

    • KCRW
    • LAist
    • Upworthy