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The 2024 LA2050 Grants Challenge: Innovate for a Better Los Angeles (Apply for Up to $75,000)

The 2024 LA2050 Grants Challenge: Innovate for a Better Los Angeles (Apply for Up to $75,000)

The votes are in, and we’re ready for your innovative ideas to tackle the issues that Angelenos care about most. Apply now to be part of the 2024 LA2050 Grants Challenge!

About the LA2050 Grants Challenge

Since 2013, the LA2050 Grants Challenge, driven by the Goldhirsh Foundation, has been an open call for transformative ideas aimed at making Los Angeles County the best place to connect, create, learn, live, and play. With over $10 million awarded to 140 local social impact organizations, this initiative has thrived thanks to the support of hundreds of thousands of Angelenos. This year marks our 11th cycle, and we’re excited to see your proposals.

How It Works

  • April 2nd – May 8th, 2024: Angelenos cast 105,000 votes on the issues that matter most.
  • May 15th, 2024: Top-voted issues announced.
  • May 15th – June 28th, 2024: Grant applications open.
  • July 1st – September 26th, 2024: Proposals evaluated.
  • September 26th, 2024: Grant recipients announced.

Apply Now for Up to $75,000

Non-profit, for-profit, fiscally-sponsored, and governmental organizations serving Los Angeles County can apply for up to $75,000 to address the issues most important to our community. Don’t miss this chance to make a significant impact.

Key Goals of LA2050

Our vision for Los Angeles by 2050 focuses on five key areas:

  • Learn: A well-resourced, culturally-responsive education system.
  • Create: A hub of innovation and arts.
  • Play: Access to vibrant parks and recreation spaces.
  • Connect: The most civically engaged region in the U.S.
  • Live: The lowest poverty rate and income inequality in the nation.


The Goldhirsh Foundation will award $1 million, distributed as follows:

  • 10 First Prizes: $75,000 each
  • 5 Second Prizes: $50,000 each

Additional funding partner awards will bring the total prize pool to over $2 million.

2024 Funding Issues

Discover the top-voted issues for 2024 and see how your organization can contribute:

  • Access to Tech and Creative Industry Employment: Sponsored by the Snap Foundation, focused on underrepresented groups.
  • Affordable Housing and Homelessness: Improving housing quality and support for vulnerable populations.
  • Community Safety: Promoting physical and emotional safety.
  • Food Insecurity and Access to Basic Essentials: Sponsored by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation.
  • Green Space, Park Access, and Trees: Increasing outdoor spaces for all residents.
  • Health Care Access: Connecting communities to essential health services.
  • Income Inequality: Providing resources and support to reduce economic disparities.
  • K-12 STEAM Education: Enhancing education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
  • Mental Health: Sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation, promoting equitable access to mental health care.
  • Public Transit: Improving the quality and accessibility of public transit.
  • Social Support Networks: Reducing isolation and promoting communal care.
  • Support for Foster and Systems-Impacted Youth: Providing comprehensive support for vulnerable youth.
  • Youth Economic Advancement: Sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the R & S Kayne Foundation.

Apply HERE

Get Involved

If you have a groundbreaking idea to address these issues, we want to hear from you. Attend one of our information sessions or office hours for more details and guidance on your application.

  • Information Sessions:
    • Tuesday, May 21st at 12:00 pm (PT)
    • Wednesday, June 12th at 11:00 am (PT)
    • Thursday, May 30th at 11:00 am (PT)
    • Monday, June 17th at 1:00 pm (PT)

Register for Information Session here

  • Office Hours:
    • Tuesdays at 1:00 pm (PT)
    • Fridays at 10:30 am (PT)

Contact Us

For more information, reach out via email at Join us in shaping a better future for Los Angeles! Apply now and be a part of the change.