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 engaging 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 submission period is complete.
Check out the entries. Finalists will be announced on May 21, 2018.
- $1 million
- in grants
- over two years
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
- Boycott / Buycott
- Organize community
- Civic tech
Read our guidelines for proposals.
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:
- Impact on the LA2050 goals and metrics
- Overall quality of the application
- Ability to mobilize the LA community
- Collaborative spirit
Starting Tuesday, June 19, 2018, you can vote for a proposal on this website.
- March 1-30, 2018
- Submission Period
- June 19-29, 2018
- Public Voting
- July 9, 2018
- Winners Announced
View the full timeline.