The finalists have been announced! Public voting has been postponed until Monday, July 13, 2020.

Check out the finalists!

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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. Additional funding and prizes will be awarded by this year’s My LA2050 partners.

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

Check out the additional prizes offered by our 2020 grants challenge partners.

The finalists have been announced!

Check out the finalists. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 27, 2020.


Selection of Winners

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. For more information, view the full scorecard.

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 goal category. All 25 finalists that participate in the voting stage will receive a grant, with five grants distributed at each dollar amount (e.g., there will be five $100,000 winners).

Starting Monday, July 13, 2020, you can vote for a proposal on this website. Get notified when voting opens!

Timeline

Submission Period
February 3 - April 3, 2020
Moderation Period
April 3 - April 13, 2020
Evaluation Period
April 13 - May 25, 2020
Finalists Announced
May 25, 2020
Public Voting
July 13 - July 20, 2020
Winners Announced
July 27, 2020
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