2021 Grants Challenge


Do you want love or do you want more love? across every aspect of our City of Angels. Mels Love Land: All Systems Love NEXT 100 days of love is a call to align all our systems in loving action by 100 partnerships as we do the necessary work to cultivate the loving conversation, asking the question and share the answers around WHAT IF All Our Thoughts Were Loving? activating an experience of love in action, to connect neighborhoods across LA through 100 Days of love with a vision for a radiant citizenry aligned in foundational wellness.


In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

Central LA

East LA

San Fernando Valley

South Bay

County of Los Angeles

City of Los Angeles

LAUSD (select only if you have a district-wide partnership or project)

What is the problem that you are seeking to address?

We are at a crossroads in every system, across every neighborhood in LA, caused by a disconnection and how we align our operations. What would it take to transform every system. We want to remove the disconnection from each other and our own hearts. Mels Love Land creates connection transforming any disconnection inspiring heart centered actions, for our homeless, our land, air, water, transportation, immigration, which leads to mental health issues, apathy and frustration. More folks are loving than fearful, more folks want a world of connection than not, we are experiencing a disconnect. Loving our land and each other. “I” thinking is the beginning of Illness and “We” thinking creates wellness. We, together, taking a stand for love, for connection, for the power of emodied love is our destiny. Will we be loving or will we be more loving?

Describe the project, program, or initiative that this grant will support to address the problem identified.

The world is full of loving individuals ready to do the necessary work to create a loving LA. We are committed to loving actions. We are committed to bringing love to every situation. We will use our NEXT 100 days of Love to host experiences and amplify loving thought to educate, inspire and connect to community interested in ecosystems restoration, land acknowledgement, rooted reconnection to place and the love of all living things. Mels Love Land needs an infusion of attention, investment and relationship building to expand all of the various love and kindness work we do throughout LA. We envision a new day. A new way to identify, establish and operate sustainable programs that utilize the city's most valuable assets. The NEXT 100 days of love will host, organize and establish the inner workings of an all systems love network, involved in shifting the conversation to love. Los Angeles is home to so many artists, engineers, farmers, folklorists, accountants, transformational leaders (healers, coaches, workers, doctors, strategists, leaders, practitioners) we are passionate about making transforming LA with a long-lasting, permanent shift to aligning in love. In our connection is our salvation and the NEXT 100 initiative allows us to consider the possibility there is another way. A dear friend suggests we apply our hearts to envisioning the world we wish to create.

In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?

Pilot or new project, program, or initiative

Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?

Direct Impact: 3,500

Indirect Impact: 125,000

Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.

We envision a vibrant LA where folks of different backgrounds, beliefs, opinions and ideas are aligned in love, co-creating harmony, peace as we go about putting love in action as an experience of each other and our collective. Every program in our all systems love movement is designed as heart centered activations. We organize the organizers, using advanced loving tech for engagement of participants, grounding foundational wellness to arrive at solutions for inter-personal, multi-dimensional possibilities. We use our loving efforts in different segments of Angelinos. Young leaders growing into their hearts as stewards of land, air and water around LA. We cultivate volunteer/mentors by expanding what has meaning in the lives we interact with. We integrate Executives within major corporate interests to cultivate leadership frequencies amplifying personal integrity and folks innate ability to positively catalyze the transformation that is underway in LA and all of its constituents.

What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?

Love holds SPACE for results as we demonstrate what choosing love does. We plan on an LA NEXT 100 days of love with subscribers to the all systems love network. We want to activate 100 LA orgs, businesses, incubators committed to LA LOVE. The concept of 100 is infused in everything we do. We believe in the gravitas of a critical mass and power of a 100 commited heart centered folks 'creating care' as loving actions. Yes we give in 100 offerings promoting local businesses to expand awareness and uplift all who encounter the love factor of our NEXT100. Combined with a love report and experiences based on our ongoing interviews, filming and experiences asking the question WHAT IF all our thoughts were loving? We have produced 13 episodes for distribution as the content to go with building the tech for all systems love via a streaming platform for launch of initiative 2021-2022. It represents distilled wisdom, as we demonstrate how much love, ingenuity and possibility is available in LA.

Which of the CONNECT metrics will you impact?​

Social and emotional support

Public arts and cultural events


Indicate any additional LA2050 goals your project will impact.

LA is the best place to CREATE