The 2020 My LA2050 Grants Challenge has started!

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This page is an archive of the 2018 challenge.

Women’s March Los Angeles

We believe in the
power of Angelenos


How would you activate 100,000 Angelenos for a better LA?

LA2050 is a community-guided initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles. With the support of 30,000 Angelenos, we’ve outlined an aspirational vision centered on five goals and 60+ metrics tracked over time to evaluate how Los Angeles is faring. We’ve supported 42 great projects to shape a better LA via the My LA2050 Grants Challenge.

The My LA2050 Activation Challenge is an open call for ideas that will activate 100,000 Angelenos to make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live.

A total of $1,000,000
will be awarded among five organizations to implement their ideas to engage Angelenos. Each organization will receive a total of $200,000 (over two years) and partnership from LA2050 in support of their efforts.

Now, we’re asking for your help to turn the LA2050 goals and metrics into action.

The winners have been announced!

Check out the winners

$1 million
in grants
over two years
LA Más
Join us to harness our region’s civic activism for a better Los Angeles.

What do we mean by activation?

We don’t want to limit your imagination, so think big!

  • Read and share news
  • Donate or fundraise
  • Participate in a rally or meeting
  • Participate in political processes
  • Digital activism
  • Volunteer
  • Boycott / Buycott
  • Organize community
  • Vote
  • Civic tech

Read our guidelines for proposals.

Winners Selection

Winners will be selected via a two-step process:

25 finalists will be selected by an evaluation committee: LA2050 will nominate an evaluation committee comprised of community members and experts to review and score applications. The evaluation committee will select 25 finalists—five in each goal category.

5 winning proposals will be selected by the public: The public will vote on the finalists. The activations in each goal category that receive the most votes will be announced as the winners.

The finalists will represent a diverse set of issues, engagement strategies, and activation goals. Finalists will be selected using the following criteria:

The winners have been announced!

Check out the winners

Key Dates

March 1-30, 2018
Submission Period
June 19-29, 2018
Public Voting
July 9, 2018
Winners Announced

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