Spearheaded by the Goldhirsh Foundation, LA2050 is a community-guided initiative to drive and track progress toward the future of Los Angeles. With tens of thousands of Angelenos, LA2050 has defined five broad goals and more than 60 metrics that will make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live.
We believe that Angelenos hold the solutions to our region’s challenges--and that by working together, we can inspire the change that will make LA a more equitable, thriving metropolis.
Through the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, LA2050 encourages Angelenos to dream up the best and brightest ideas that will impact the LA2050 goals to move the needle on the LA2050 metrics. Since the first challenge in 2013, the LA2050 community has fearlessly met that call, submitting more than 800 ideas.
In 2015, nonprofits, social enterprises, and innovative government agencies submitted 302 ideas to shape the future of LA. 70,000 individuals showed their support for these visions of change by participating in a public vote.
In total, $1M in funding was awarded through ten $100,000 grants to the most creative and innovative ideas to make the vision of a better LA a reality. And throughout 2016, the audacious vision set out by the LA community was met by the successful implementation of those winning ideas.