LA2050

My LA2050 Grants Challenge

$1,000,000 TO BUILD THE LA2050 OF OUR DREAMS

Vote for the idea, project, or program that will help Los Angeles become the best place in the world to learn, create, play, connect – and the healthiest place to live.
play

Our region is a place where people of all ages have easy access to clean, safe, and sustainable venues to enjoy the natural environment, arts and cultural resources, and local beaches, waterways, and open space.

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connect

Our region is a place where every resident has the opportunity to engage and interact with other Angelenos and are empowered to contribute meaningfully in civic processes.

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live

Our region’s residents have the economic means and cultural capital to lead active, healthy lives, and everyone benefits from a sustainable environment.

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create

Our region empowers its residents to harness their creativity by fostering entrepreneurship, cultural diversity, and inclusivity.

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learn

Our region offers opportunities for lifelong learning, allowing all residents to contribute their skills, talents, and abilities to society.

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We have developed a series of Goals for LA in the year 2050 – drawn from citizen visions, our LA2050 report, and input from advisors and partners.

More than 29,080 of you helped us finalize those goals via #LA2050Listens – and now we want you to tell us how we can turn these goals into action.

Vote for the idea, project, or program that will help Los Angeles become the best place in the world to learn, create, play, connect – and the healthiest place to live.

How to Win:

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TOP VOTED: 5 Winners

The top voted project in each of the five LA2050 Goal Categories will receive $100,000 to implement their idea

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JURY VOTED: 5 Winners

One project from each of the five LA2050 Goal Categories will be selected by a panel of judges to receive $100,000 to implement their idea

We want to hear from you! Cast your vote, win a tote. We'll choose one lucky voter each day to win a prize, check twitter.com/la2050 for updates.

A shared vision for the future of LA is an important first step to making progress. Now, we want to hear your ideas on how we can make that vision a reality.

Submission Tips

  • Complete the submission form.
  • Share how your idea will impact the LA2050 Goal you are focusing on. For example, if you’ve chosen LA is the best place to CREATE, you might describe how your idea will help LA lead the nation in manufacturing; if you’ve chosen LA is the best place to LEARN, you might explain how your idea will alleviate youth unemployment and underemployment.
  • Be practical, yet imaginative. We want to hear your most innovative ideas – but we also want to know that your idea is both feasible and implementable.
  • Collaborate. We are eager to see folks working together to improve Los Angeles. We are hosting an event on July 2nd for organizations who are interested in collaborating.
  • Although the LA2050 Goals use specific metrics to conduct its tracking and analysis, please do not limit yourself to these metrics.
  • Describe how the $100,000 award will enable you to implement your idea.
  • Include a photo or video that represents your idea or organization. Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 570 × 345 pixels and no larger than 10MB. To include a video, use a YouTube URL.
  • Check out the LA2050 Goals, the LA2050 Report, and the My LA2050 White Paper for additional information

Voting

  • Public voting will be open from Tuesday, September 2nd (noon Pacific Daylight Time) to Tuesday, September 16th (noon Pacific Daylight Time).
  • Each person can vote once.
  • In order to vote, you must be at least 18 years old and a US resident.
  • In order to vote, log in with your GOOD account.
  • If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join. All you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. You will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to validate your address.
  • We suggest using either Firefox or Chrome browsers when casting a vote.
  • If you have any questions, please review these FAQs or send us an email at maker@goodinc.com.

Selection Process

  • Winners will be selected using a combination of a jury vote and public vote.
  • Jury Vote: One project from each of the five LA2050 Goal Categories will be selected by a panel of judges to receive $100,000 to implement their idea (five winners total).
  • Applications will be selected using the following criteria: impact on the LA2050 goal, creativity and innovation, feasibility, and collaborative spirit.
  • Public Vote: The top voted project in each of the five LA2050 Goal Categories will receive $100,000 to implement their idea (five winners total).
  • Public voting will be open from Tuesday, September 2nd (noon Pacific Daylight Time) to Tuesday, September 16th (noon Pacific Daylight Time).

Rules & Regulations

  • This Challenge is open for submissions from Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 (noon Pacific Daylight Time) to Thursday, July 31st, 2014 (noon Pacific Daylight Time).
  • US-based non-profit and for-profit organizations with projects serving Los Angeles County are eligible to apply.
  • Funds for the project must be spent by September 2015.
  • Submitted projects must serve a location in Los Angeles County.
  • Ongoing projects are eligible for submission.
  • Jury Vote
    • One project from each of the five LA2050 Goal Categories will be selected by a panel of judges to receive $100,000 to implement their idea.
    • Applications will be selected using the following criteria: impact on the indicators, feasibility, creativity and innovation, and collaborative spirit.
  • Public Vote
    • The top voted project in each of the five LA2050 Goal Categories will receive $100,000 to implement their idea.
  • Projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 (noon Pacific Daylight Time) and closes Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, (noon Pacific Daylight Time).
  • In order to vote, log in with your GOOD account. If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join. All you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. You will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to validate your address.
  • All winners of the My LA2050 Challenge will be grantees of the Goldhirsh Foundation and will be required to participate in at least one check-in with a Goldhirsh Foundation team member per month.
  • Read all the rules.

FAQ

What are the LA2050 Goals?

We believe that in order to track and drive progress, Angelenos must be united by a shared vision of success for the region. The LA2050 Goals represent this shared vision, and will help influence LA2050's activities in 2014 and beyond. You can learn more about them here.



How did you come up with LA2050 Goals and Targets?

In 2013, we asked Angelenos to share their vision for the future of Los Angeles and with your help, developed a series of draft goals for LA in the year 2050. We wanted to hear community feedback on these draft goals, so we launched #LA2050Listens – a series of events led by local organizations to solicit feedback on the draft LA2050 goals from a broad group of Angelenos. And, we listened. The LA2050 Goals are drawn from citizen visions, our LA2050 report, and input from advisors and partners..



I have feedback on the LA2050 Goals. How can I share that with you?

We want your feedback! If you work for an organization, apply to host a #LA2050Listens event here. If you are an individual, fill out our feedback form here.



Can I apply more than once?

Technically there can be multiple entries from the same organization, so long as the project ideas are unique. However, we would recommend consolidating your resources, collaborators, and supporters and getting in one awesome submission!

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