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Annenberg Foundation Supports LA2050’s Annual Grants Challenge

The Annenberg Foundation is again partnering with LA2050 to help support social impact organizations that are making Los Angeles a better place to live. The annual LA2050 Grants Challenge is underway to award $1 million to 15 organizations that are making progress on LA2050’s five goals of making LA the best place to connect, create, learn, live, and play, and the Annenberg Foundation is providing additional funding to winning organizations to support their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

The challenge process begins by soliciting feedback and votes from Angelenos about what issues deserve priority in the city. After votes are cast, organizations submit their applications to be grantees. Panels of experts review the applications and winners are announced. In addition to funding, LA2050 provides partnerships and other resources to ensure grantees have the support they need to accomplish their goals and make a difference in the city. 

Since 2013, LA2050 has provided more than $8 million to 110 organizations while hundreds of thousands of people have voted. For this year’s challenge, LA2050 changed the process to have Angelenos vote for issues instead of organizations. Once the public picks the top issues facing the city, the panel of experts will select the organizations with the strongest ideas to address these issues. Fifteen organizations will be awarded grants of up to $75,000 each and they’ll receive additional resources and support.

Organizations can apply for the LA2050 Grants Challenge May 10 – June 19 and winners will be announced September 11. Learn more today!

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