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

Investing in Place

Our mission is to align policies and public dollars to support transportation investments that strengthen communities.


6 Submitted Ideas

  • CONNECT ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Building a Better Future Together on LA's Streets and Sidewalks

    Transit is about more than buses: getting more people to ride requires increasing access by fixing broken sidewalks and adding ramps; increasing safety with shade, shelter and lighting; respecting people by adding bathrooms. LA fails at this, but not for lack of money: the system is broken and doesn't deliver the services we deserve. That's why we're leading LA's first community-informed, citywide, long-term infrastructure budget. Both the process and the outcome will lead LA toward a more equitable future for streets, sidewalks and transit.

  • CONNECT ·2021 Grants Challenge

    What did $4.3 billion in public works and transportation dollars buy the City of Los Angeles? No one really knows.

    Many officials point to a lack of funding to explain the disparate and dilapidated state of the City’s streets, sidewalks, crosswalks, street lighting, bus shelters, and public transit options. But we are not sure that’s the answer. Since 2014, over $4.3 billion have gone to transportation and public works projects in the City of Los Angeles alone. Where is our current funding going, and how is that funding being prioritized?

  • CONNECT ·2020 Grants Challenge

    Whose Streets? Our Streets!

    We are 5 organizations that want to bring transportation and housing advocates together to create a new mobility movement that prioritizes equity, climate change, and the need to make walking and biking safer, improve buses, and to make it possible for low-income people to live near high quality transit. We will expand our movement with a series of coordinated and inclusive events to address our common and most pressing issues—ranging from bikeable and walkable streets to affordable housing near transit, and from open streets to better buses.

  • CONNECT ·2019 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Finalist

    Better Buses for LA

    Our pop up bus lane project will empower Angelenos fed-up with traffic to change LA’s on-street reality and untangle buses from cars. This project team will leverage the trust the project team has built with elected officials and community members to launch a bus service for all that inexpensively removes people stuck in traffic.

  • CONNECT ·2018 Grants Challenge

    More than Minivans: the Female Future of Transportation

    Our activation will combine new data and new voices from women to influence policy and investments for a transportation system that serves and strengthens our entire region.

  • CONNECT ·2016 Grants Challenge

    You Can’t Get Ahead If You Can’t Get Around: Stories & Research on #HowWeRoll

    Access to greater opportunity depends on how you get there. Our team will document and amplify stories of how people get around — and leverage the stories to improve our transportation options.