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

LA Forward

LA Forward breaks down barriers to civic participation and makes local government accessible to everyday people, not just political insiders and lobbyists. We provide Angelenos with resources and training to turn their frustration into constructive action and organizing to make LA a better place.


5 Submitted Ideas

  • LIVE ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Building Power for Housing Justice in the San Gabriel Valley

    Our initiative is a collaboration of LA Forward, the People’s Resource Center, and SGV Tenants Alliance to build community power for housing justice through educating renters on their rights and on housing policy, growing their organizing and civic engagement skills through training workshops, building relationships within and across the region’s cities. We will also help to organize housing justice groups in different cities and supporting new and existing ones with research and technical support.

  • CONNECT ·2020 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Winner

    The LA 101 Guide to Local Government and Civic Engagement

    LA 101 is an interactive guide and campaign to help you understand how local government really works, and how you can make a difference with your friends and neighbors. It will cover major local elected and appointed officials and what they do, city and county departments and how they impact your life, the fundamentals of advocacy and organizing, and more. Our goal is for every Angeleno to have the knowledge, tools, and confidence they need to become active in their communities and advocate for an LA that is fair and flourishing for everyone.

  • LIVE ·2020 Grants Challenge

    LA Forward’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    LA Forward is seeking support for our COVID-19 crisis response work, which to date has included crisis response guides, policy development, digital mobilization, and helping to launch and coordinate the Healthy LA Coalition of over 250+ local organizations proposing concrete solutions to the many hardships caused by the pandemic. Our next goal is to organize middle class renters and homeowners who previously felt secure but are now on the brink, and make common cause with working class communities who have long struggled — lifting everyone up.

  • CONNECT ·2019 Grants Challenge

    LA 101 Guide

    Building on the success of our own ballot guides and the national Indivisible Guide, we’ll create the LA 101 Guide and make the center of a 10-month campaign to convey how local government really works and how you can make a difference. It’ll cover key elected and appointed officials, the main levers of powers, how can average citizens make an impact, and more. It’ll be available through multiple languages and media, including an interactive website and serialized social media posts.

  • CONNECT ·2018 Grants Challenge

    Connecting Angelenos to the Coalitions Shaping a Fair, Vibrant, and Sustainable Los Angeles

    LA Forward connects Angelenos with the organizers, policy experts, and coalitions based in disadvantaged communities in order to build a movement for a just, democratic, and sustainable Los Angeles.