The annual LA2050 grant challenge wrapped up this year, awarding more than $2.35 million to 37 LA non-profit organizations. The Annenberg Foundation – along with the Snap Foundation and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation – provided some of about $1.7 million to organizations.
Inside Philanthropy highlighted this collaboration of participatory grantmaking, which encourages funders to share power when making grant decisions.
This year, LA2050 changed the process and asked the public to decide which issues should get funded in the city. More than 8,000 Angelenos voted and some of the top issues chosen were: affordable housing and homelessness, BIPOC-and women-owned businesses, climate and the environment, community safety, immigrant and refugee support, and income inequality.
The ten winning organizations received $75,000 each and five runners-up received $50,000. The Annenberg Foundation provided $10,000 in DEI capacity-building grants to the winning organizations.
The LA2050 grants challenge aims to fund organizations that will help build a better future for Los Angeles.