We care about LA.
LA2050 conducts research and reporting to inform Angelenos about the progress that we’re collectively making toward the five goals – to make Los Angeles the best place to connect, create, learn, live, and play.
Our reports measure the LA2050 goals and metrics, highlight the trends revealed through the annual LA2050 Grants Challenge, evaluate the impact of the LA2050 grantees, and explore other areas of our work.
2023 LA2050 Grants Challenge Recap + Report
This 10th edition of our annual report dives into our 2023 LA2050 Grants Challenge – from our pop-up voting experience and the voting results, to the record-breaking 615 grant submissions from local organizations.
Through the Lens of Social Innovation
"Through the Lens of Social Innovation" includes a "Conversation on Social Innovation" between Professor Christine Beckman, of USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and LA2050 President Tara Roth, as well as, “LA2050 Grants Challenge: An Analysis of 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2019” prepared by Professor Christine Beckman and Claire Zhang.
2022 LA2050 Grants Challenge Submissions Report
We are proud to release our report examining the record-breaking 480 programs, projects, and initiatives submitted to this year’s LA2050 Grants Challenge. In the report, we dive into the voting results and proposal data while exploring the seven social impact trends that emerged through this year’s submissions – from trauma-informed action to a lack of public transit solutions
The Marketing and Communications Chasm
"The Marketing and Communications Chasm: What $1,000 Stipends Reveal About the Social Innovation Sector" explores what happened when we provided $1,000 stipends to this year's grants challenge finalists to allocate toward their get-out-the-vote campaigns and what this reveals about the social impact sector.
Together for a Brighter Future: 2021 Submissions Report
"Together for a Brighter Future" examines all of the record-breaking 320 submissions received in the 2021 My LA2050 Grants Challenge, our eighth iteration. Inside the report, we dive into the 2021 applicant data and highlight the social impact trends that emerged through this year's submitted programs, projects, and initiatives.
2020 My LA2050 Submissions Report: Bright Spots
This report presents the data and social impact trends gathered through the 285 submissions received in the 2020 My LA2050 Grants Challenge — bright spots of hope and encouragement in stark contrast to the difficulties of this year.
2019 My LA2050 Grants Challenge Submissions Report
"From Inspiration to Impact" dives into the 155 proposals we received in the 2019 My LA2050 Grants Challenge, highlighting notable data and trends.
2018 Activation Challenge Submissions Report
This report features the data and trends from submissions to the 2018 My LA2050 Activation Challenge, which received 140 proposals aiming to activate 100,000 Angelenos to make LA the best place to live, learn, play, create, and connect.
Cracking the Civic Engagement Nut
A deep dive in civic engagement in LA and beyond.
How's LA faring? Latest metrics update
Together with the LA community we've outlined 60+ metrics that we're tracking over time to evaluate how Los Angeles is faring. This report includes the latest data on those metrics.
2016 My LA2050 Impact Report
This report highlights the impact of the winning proposals of the 2016 My LA2050 Grants Challenge.
Unearthing Innovations for the Future of LA
This report reviews the data and trends from submissions to the 2016 My LA2050 Grants Challenge which received nearly 300 ideas to shape the future of LA.
#PartyatthePolls was a series of events where we asked Angelenos for event ideas to improve voter engagement in the 2016 June primary election. Eight proposals received $3500 each to pilot events and improve voter turnout.
LA2050 2015 Impact Report
This report highlights the impact of the winning proposals of the 2015 My LA2050 Grants Challenge. The ten winning ideas were implemented From December 2015 through December 2016.
2015 My LA2050 Grants Challenge Submissions Report
This report provides a deeper look at the diverse array of submissions to the 2015 My LA2050 Grants Challenge.
LA2050 Impact Report
This report highlights the impact of the winning proposals of the 2014 My LA2050 Grants Challenge. The ten winning ideas were implemented From October 2014 through September 2015.
Collaborating with the Crowd
This report explores the data, emerging trends, and metrics surfaced in submissions to the 2014 My LA2050 Grants Challenge.
Unleashing the Potential of Los Angeles
The My LA2050 Grants Challenge Report "Unleashing the Potential of Los Angeles" presents a snapshot of trends which emerged from the 2013 My LA2050 Grants Challenge submissions.
#LA2050Listens was a series of events led by local organizations to solicit feedback on the draft LA2050 goals from a broad group of Angelenos.
Vision for a Successful Los Angeles
This report provides the history, context, recent developments and next steps of this community-guided initiative. It describes the metrics we will track to reach these goals, as well as current data points that identify how far we have to go.
The LA2050 Report looks at the health of the region as it exists today along eight well-defined indicators of human development, and makes informed projections about where we’ll be in the year 2050 if we continue on this current path.