LA2050's 2021 "Birthday Book," featuring 100 spaces and places from 20 social impact leaders, is featured in The Eastsider
2021 My LA2050 grantee, On The Go LA, is interviewed by the Los Angeles Business Journal about its food truck rental service and helping restaurateurs expand their business.
2021 My LA2050 grantee, East Side Riders Bike Club, is highlighted by La Opinion for its altruistic efforts to provide necessary supplies to the community.
2021 My LA2050 grantee, City Plants, is featured in The Eastsider for its free trees program.
2021 My LA2050 grantee, On The Go LA, is highlighted by Spectrum News 1 as the first place winner in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge in the CREATE category
2021 My LA2050 grantees Las Fotos, People's Pottery Project, and City Plants are highlighted as winners in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge
Jamiah Hargins, founder of 2020 grantee Crop Swap LA, discusses his work creating the Asante Microfarm by using a My LA2050 grant
The opening of the voting period in the 2021 My LA2050 Grants Challenge is highlighted on Spectrum News 1
2021 My LA2050 grantee, On The Go LA, is highlighted by dot.LA during voting in the 2021 My LA2050 Grants Challenge
Mel Tillekeratne, co-founder of 2021 My LA2050 grantee shower of hope, discusses issues facing those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles
The voting period beings in the 2021 My LA2050 Grants Challenge
2021 My LA2050 grantee, Compton Pledge, is highlighted in the LA Sentinel during voting in the 2021 My LA2050 Grants Challenge
2020 My LA2050 grantee, Crop Swap LA, discusses how it used grant funds to pilot a microfarm model and combat food insecurity
Goldhirsh Foundation's LA2050 Initiative Makes Open Call for 25 Impactful Ideas
"LA2050, a civic activism group, has put out a volunteer list for this season..."
The role of community feedback in cultivating a more sustainable future.
December 31, 2015
KCET's Adriana Widdoes writes about the winners of the 2015 My LA2050 Grants Challenge and the LA2050 initiative's broader efforts to renew civic engagement in Los Angeles.
December 8, 2015
My LA2050 Grants Challenge — a $1 million competition seeking creative and innovative solutions to bolster Los Angeles backed by the Goldhirsh Foundation — has revealed the winners of the third annual competition. Winning programs have industry ties to such names as Mark Gordon, Norman Lear and actress Amy Smart.
December 8, 2015
Today, LA2050 announced the ten winners of the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, a $1 million competition seeking creative and innovative solutions to shape a better Los Angeles.
October 20, 2015
Starting today, LA2050 welcomes Angelenos to vote in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge and help organizations win $100,000 to shape the future of Los Angeles.
September 8, 2015
LA2050 will launch its third My LA2050 Grants Challenge, a $1,000,000 crowdsourced competition that supports creative ideas to improve Los Angeles. LA2050 is inviting organizations throughout Los Angeles County to submit their proposals to make the region the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live.
August 26, 2015
Inside Philanthropy takes another look at the Goldhirsh Foundation's grantmaking and its upcoming 2015 My LA2050 Grants Challenge.
August 18, 2015
Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the appointment of Ashley Z. Hand as the transportation technology strategist fellow at the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). The fellowship is funded through a grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation.
July 20, 2015
LA2050 and Goldhirsh Foundation listed among resources to help support entrepreneurship.
June 24, 2015
Route 50's Neil Ungerleider checked in with Goldhirsh Foundation's President, Tara Roth, to discuss the foundation's investment in the City of Los Angeles' Department of Transportation Technology Advisor.
June 15, 2015
Forward-thinking cities are building event-friendly amenities into outdoor space at public venues.
May 13, 2015
Representatives from the city Department of Recreation and Parks, the Pershing Square Park Advisory Board and the Goldhirsh Foundation's LA2050 Campaign joined LA City Councilman Jose Huizar to commemorate the groundbreaking of two new children's playgrounds.
May 7, 2015
Los Angeles, the city that is synonymous with car culture, is getting a citywide advisor on autonomous vehicles, rideshares, and bicycles. The new position at Los Angeles's Department of Transportation will be a year-long fellowship made possible by a grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation.
April 30, 2015
LA2050 grantees Trust for Public Land and Community Health Council's LA Open Acres are featured in this story on KPCC.
April 30, 2015
#TwitterDrive makes a stop at LA2050 grantee Incubator School in LA, a school dedicated to fostering tomorrow's entrepreneurs.
April 13, 2015
UCLA institute gives Los Angeles County a 'C' for its management of water supply and water quality, and researchers find that L.A. County's potable water use is still almost twice as high as average European city.
April 8, 2015
“UCLA's report card fills a gap in what we know about the county," said Tara Roth, president of the Goldhirsh Foundation. “It gives the public and policymakers evidence of where improvement is needed, as well as a framework to talk about it. Our hope is that it leads to broader decision-making and policies to improve the county as a whole, not just one community at a time."
April 7, 2015
Tune in to learn more about UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability's Environmental Report Card for the LA region.
April 7, 2015
Coverage of UCLA IoES' Environmental Report Card for LA County.
April 7, 2015
Los Angeles County has work to do when it comes to the environment, according to a UCLA study released on Tuesday that rates the county's environmental performance as a C+. Read the coverage on LABJ.
April 7, 2015
The Goldhirsh Foundation and LA2050 were proud to partner on Los Angeles' first environmental report card is out. Listen to the interview with Mark Gold on KPCC.
March 3, 2015
Since 2012, when officials announced a plan to build 50 new, mostly small parks in some of L.A.'s most crowded neighborhoods, the city has completed 29. They are partnering with nonprofits like the L.A. Neighborhood Land Trust and the Trust for Public Land to build the parks and in some cases maintain them for several years before the city takes over.
January 14, 2015
A rare in-depth interview with the founder of Goldhirsh Foundation grantee Ciclavia's Aaron Paley.
January 8, 2015
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, The Guardian looks at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books. Featuring LA2050 grantee No Right Brain Left Behind's Locke Jet Space at Locke High School.
January 7, 2015
Bobby Rodriguez used to do illegal graffiti all over Southern California. With the help of Streetcraft L.A., he now gets legal work, like this mural on the Santa Monica pier.
January 22, 2015
Goldhirsh Foundation grantee UCLA IoES speaks to KCRW about the future of water.
November 20, 2014
These cities that are doing the best at embracing the future are focusing on improving technology, equality, sharing, civic participation, and more. LA2050 compiled the data for Los Angeles.
November 4, 2014
If the Trust for Public Land LA2050 project is scaled, it could have a substantial impact on Los Angeles' urban fabric and 900 miles of alleys.
October 10, 2014
October 21, 2014
Suddenly this fall, it seemed the LA2050 Challenge was everywhere. We were sent emails and stopped on the street – vote for a project that will better life in LA. Given one vote and so many potentially great projects, it was hard to understand where this was all coming from. Who was behind LA2050?
October 8, 2014
There was a time when cities were largely shaped by powerful planners and politicians, developers and philanthropists. Now increasingly the wisdom of the crowds is being tapped, through crowdsourcing initiatives made widely accessible through the internet.
September 30, 2014
Today, the foundation behind LA2050—an initiative to draft a comprehensive road map for the city's future—announced the winners of this year's My LA2050 Grants Challenge, a funding competition with a difference: The public got to choose five of the 10 winners, who will share a $1 million bounty.
September 26, 2014
LA2050 and The Atlantic hosted a virtual Twitter party to kickoff the conversation about discovering urban solutions to global problems taking place at this year's CityLab event.
September 16, 2014
The president of Goldhirsh Foundation launched LA2050, a civic advocacy program that invests in the future of L.A.
September 2, 2014
LA2050 — an initiative backed by the Goldhirsh Foundation — has opened online voting for its 2014 Grants Challenge, which will see a total of $1 million doled out and distributed evenly among 10 winning submissions.
LA2050 is an initiative to create a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles, and to drive and track progress toward that vision.
April 28, 2014
The #LA2050Listens event, called Story Summit, was organized by L.A. Commons, a community program that uses art to give a voice to underrepresented areas. This particular gathering featured Aztec dancers, arts and crafts workshops and free tamales.
March 13, 2014
In 2013, the Goldhirsh Foundation launched LA2050, an initiative to create a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles, and to drive and track progress toward that vision. LA2050 looked at the health of the region through eight key indicators and made informed projections about where Los Angeles would be in the year 2050 if the city continued operate and the people continued to live as they are now.
March 12, 2014
A new report that looks farther into LA's future says there is unlimited potential in LA that needs to be “unleashed."
March 12, 2014
Run by the Goldhirsh foundation, LA2050's hope is to create a shared vision of L.A.'s future by fostering a collaborative climate among Angelenos.
March 4, 2014
From small ideas to big, a look now at what a vision for LA's own future could look like with Tara Roth, president of the Goldhirsh Foundation.
December 20, 2013
In L.A. innovating means providing a better quality of life for the city's inhabitants across public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
May 8, 2013
A Los Angeles charitable group that conducted an online poll to determine which of 279 nominated nonprofit and private companies should share in a $1-million prize announced its winners Wednesday.
May 8, 2013
The LA2050 project by the Goldhirsh Foundation asked organizations across the city what they would do to shape the future of Los Angeles.
May 8, 2013
The votes have been counted and KPCC has the list of 10 projects that are going to make Los Angeles super awesome in 2050. Well, hopefully. The projects are all winners in the LA2050 competition and get to split $1 million in prize money--the competition fielded 270 ideas that might make LA a better place in 37 years, and pledged to give $100,000 to the top vote-getter in each of eight categories, plus two additional wildcard projects chosen by the sponsoring Goldhirsh Foundation.
April 16, 2013
Along with The Goldhirsh Foundation, GOOD (whose co-founder and CEO happens to be Ben Goldhirsh), has launched the My LA2050 project, a “community-owned mechanism" designed to reimagine L.A.'s future. With the help of experts, academics, practitioners, and supporters, The Goldhirsh Foundation will fund ten Angeleno-submitted project proposals with one million in grants.