Submissions open on February 3, 2020.
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make LA the best place?

Welcome to the 2020 My LA2050 Grants Challenge

LA2050 is a community-guided initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles centered around five goals and tracked via 65+ regional progress metrics.

The My LA2050 Grants Challenge is an open call for ideas to make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live.

We need your help to turn the LA2050 goals and metrics into action.

A total of $1,000,000 will be awarded among 25 organizations to implement their proposals. Each organization will receive grant funds and partnership from LA2050 to support its efforts.

In each of the five goal categories, the awards will be…

$100K
1st place
$50K
2nd place
$25K
3rd place
$15K
4th place
$10K
5th place

Starting Monday, February 3, 2020 (9am Pacific Time), you can submit your proposal on this website.

Read our guidelines for proposals.


Winners Selection

Winners will be selected via a two-step process:

25 finalists will be selected by an external evaluation committee of community leaders, led by Social Venture Partners Los Angeles. As our evaluation partner, SVP will review and score applications to determine five finalists in each goal category.

Finalists will be selected using the following criteria:

Finalists will represent a diversity of issues and activities.

Award levels will be determined via public vote. Voters will determine which organizations place first ($100,000), second ($50,000), third ($25,000), fourth ($15,000), and fifth ($10,000) in each category. All 25 finalists that participate in the voting stage will receive a grant.

Starting Monday, June 1, 2020, you can vote for a proposal on this website. Get notified when voting opens!

Timeline

Submission Period
February 3 - March 27, 2020
Moderation Period
March 27 - April 6, 2020
Evaluation Period
April 6 - May 18, 2020
Finalists Announced
May 18, 2020
Public Voting
June 1 - June 8, 2020
Winners Announced
June 15, 2020
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