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My LA2050 Grants Challenge

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LA2050 and Goldhirsh Foundation

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Deadline Date:

04/02/21 5:00 PM PDT


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government agencies in eligible locations for projects that benefit the community. Program areas include education, health, recreation, safety, civic engagement, arts, employment, and diversity. Funding is intended to make Los Angeles County an excellent place to learn, create, play, connect, and live.

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. 

Finalists will be selected using the following criteria:

  • Impact on chosen LA2050 goals and metrics
  • Feasibility of proposal
  • Impact on people served
  • Overall application quality

Finalists will represent a diversity of issues and activities. 

More information about goals and metrics can be found at and at page 5 of the Official Rules, see Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162268

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Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

In each of the five goal categories, the awards will be:
- First Place: $100,000
- Second Place: $50,000
- Third Place: $25,000
- Fourth Place: $15,000
- Fifth Place: $10,000

Term of Contract:

Winning projects must be completed, and the grant award must be expended, within 12 months of receipt of funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

US-based non-profit organizations, for-profit companies, social enterprises, and government agencies with projects serving Los Angeles County are eligible to apply.

Any person submitting an Application on behalf of an eligible organization must have the express permission of that organization to enter this Contest and bind the organization to these Official Rules. All voters in the Contest must be residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are fourteen (14) years of age or older as of the beginning of the Contest Period. Employees of the Goldhirsh Foundation; their respective subsidiaries; their respective advertising, promotion, fulfillment, or other coordinating agencies; (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) and their respective immediate family members and persons living in their same household, whether related or not; are not eligible to submit an Application, become a Participant, or vote in the Contest. Although the Goldhirsh Foundation may use mechanisms to verify the eligibility of Participants, voters, and Winners, the Goldhirsh Foundation is under no obligation to verify the eligibility of any particular Participant, voter, or Winner or to take any corrective action as a result of such verification of eligibility.

Organizations who have won funding in previous My LA2050 Grants Challenge contests are eligible to apply for the My LA2050 Grants Challenge.

Pre-proposal Conference:

There will be three live, virtual information sessions for applicants to the My LA2050 Grants Challenge to learn more about how to submit and what to expect from the process. Each webinar will feature the same content and include time for attendee Q+A.

Register for the webinar through Zoom.
- Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (PT):
- Friday, February 26, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (PT):
- Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (PT):

Pre-Application Information:

Apply between Monday, February 1, 2021 (9am Pacific Time) and Friday, April 2, 2021 (5pm Pacific Time) on this website.

Your application will go through a simple moderation process to ensure that it adheres to all challenge rules. Applications that make it through the initial vetting will be published on the My LA2050 Grants Challenge website on Monday, April 12, 2021 to allow the public to read about and engage with the proposals. The external evaluation committee of community leaders, led by Social Venture Partners Los Angeles, will review and score applications to determine five finalists in each goal category (a total of 25 finalists).

From Monday, June 21, 2021 (9am Pacific Time) through Monday, June 28, 2021 (5pm Pacific Time) the 25 finalists will move on to the public voting phase. Public vote will determine the winners’ final award level. The winners will be announced via the LA2050 Newsletter on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

Please note that applications that do not account for COVID-19 restrictions and precautions may be disqualified.




Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

If you have any questions, email at

Goldhirsh Foundation
6380 Wilshire Blvd., 15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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USA: California: Los Angeles

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