My LA2050

Grants Challenge

$1,000,000 to make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live.



What are the rules and regulations for submitting a proposal to the My LA2050 Grants Challenge?

  • The My LA2050 Grants Challenge is open for submissions from September 6, 2016 (9am Pacific Time) through October 4, 2016 (5pm Pacific Time).
  • In order to submit a proposal, log in using Skild and complete the application form.
  • US-based non-profit, for-profit, and government agencies with projects serving Los Angeles County are eligible to apply.
  • Winning projects must be completed and the grant award must be expended within twelve months.
  • Ongoing projects are eligible for submission.
  • Previous applicants and winners may reapply.
  • Projects will be featured on this site and public voting will be open from October 18, 2016 (9am Pacific Time) through October 25, 2016 (5pm Pacific Time).
    1. Public Vote: In each goal category, the ten proposals garnering the largest number of public votes will be reviewed by a jury, which will select one winner in each goal category from the top ten.
    2. Jury Vote: Additional projects will be selected by a panel of judges until a total of $1,000,000 is granted.
  • There will be at least 10 grantees, possibly more, depending on the grant amounts of the winning submissions.
  • Applications will be selected using the following criteria: impact on the LA2050 goal and metrics, overall quality of submission, creativity and innovation, feasibility, and collaborative spirit.
  • In order to vote in the 2016 My LA2050 Grants Challenge, participants must register for a free account and sign in. Use either social sign-in via Facebook or Google or an email account to register. Users will be emailed a link to click in order to validate the 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.