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My LA2050 Grants Challenge

Grants to Los Angeles, California Organizations, Businesses,
and Agencies to Strengthen the Local Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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LA2050 and Goldhirsh Foundation

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

03/29/19 5:00 PM PT


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Grants to Los Angeles, California organizations, businesses, and government agencies for projects to improve the quality of life of local residents. Grants are intended to make Los Angeles an excellent place to create, play, connect, live, and learn. Organizations are invited to submit their project idea for public voting.

LA2050 will commit to a one-year partnership with the winners—leveraging its resources, assets, and networks to help the projects succeed. Together, the winning organizations, LA2050, and Angelenos will make progress for the region that will change the course of our future.

LA2050 is seeking to support projects that show:
- Bold efforts that will produce measurable wins for the LA region
- A spirit of collaboration and desire to unify and amplify collective efforts
- Clear focus on inclusion, diversity of voices, and equity
- Efforts that not only produce positive results, but are also focused on increasing local engagement and civic participation
- A desire to test new strategies

To read about the program's goals and metrics, see, or see and

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162268

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

10 - Two per goal category

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each organization will receive a total of $100,000.

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Contest is open to non-profit organizations, for-profit business organizations, and government agencies that operate in the State of California; individuals may not enter in their individual capacity.

For a full list of eligibility criteria, see

Pre-proposal Conference:

Office Hours Webinars will be held on February 20 and March 5.
For more information and to register, see:

Pre-Application Information:

- February 28 (9am Pacific Time) - March 29, 2019 (5pm Pacific Time): Submission Period
- April 15, 2019: All Submissions Online
- April 22 - April 29, 2019: Public Voting
- June 4, 2019: Winners Announced

Your application will go through a 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 15, 2019 to allow the public to read about and engage with the proposals.

From Monday, April 22, 2019 (9am Pacific Time) through Monday, April 29, 2019 (5pm Pacific Time), all submissions will be voted on by the public. Public voting will surface 50 finalists - the top 10 submissions in each goal category. The Goldhirsh Foundation will then select two winners from each goal category, to be announced on Monday, June 4, 2019.


For information about public voting, see:


Submissions forms can be found at:

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

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Los Angeles