LA2050 Grants Challenge applications are open now through June 28th, 2024.
2015 Grants Challenge


With this grant there will be no end to the good we can do for our community.


How do you plan to use these resources to make change?

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Mobilize for systems change

There is no limit to the good we can do with this tool.

How will your proposal improve the following CONNECT metrics?​

Rates of volunteerism

Voting rates by race

Adults getting sufficient social & emotional support

Attendance at cultural events

Number of public transit riders

Participation in neighborhood councils

Percentage of Angelenos that volunteer informally (Dream Metric)

Government responsiveness to residents’ needs (Dream Metric)

Transit-accessible housing and employment (the share of housing units and percentage of jobs that are located near transit)

Total number of local social media friends and connections (Dream Metric)

Attendance at public/open streets gatherings (Dream Metric)

Residential segregation (Dream Metric)

Access to free wifi (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to CONNECT.

People often feel like they don’t do enough to make the world a better place. It’s difficult to find the time to volunteer, and for the average person, vetting which charity to give to is extremely difficult and time-consuming. We must feel good about how we help our communities to be happy, but we don’t. ChallengeMaker fills that hole instantly. When someone receives a challenge, the choice is easy. Either accept a challenge (it could be something like hiking, eating healthier or simply reading to a child), or donate a small amount of money to a charity or nonprofit. Hit the accept button without even having to decide and you feel better already. Complete a challenge or donate and you feel great. Challenging others is a fun way to connect with friends. When your friends give it counts as part of your giving total and that feels great. The same goes for the people they challenge and so on. ChallengeMaker is the connection people are yearning for.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.

Our goal is to raise $10,000,000 for nonprofits by the end of our first year.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)


Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research