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It's been a big year. More than 30,000 of you helped us craft the LA2050 Goals – a vision of success for the future of our region. The LA2050 Goals are now the backbone of our grantmaking, the metrics by which we allocate our funding and how we measure human development in Los Angeles. Together, we have effectively flipped the typical philanthropic model. 

With the shared goal of a better city, this alliance of Angelenos who care about its future has proven to be engaged and powerful. Civic engagement is alive and well in Los Angeles, and you're the proof.

So with that, thank you for your time and thank you for your vote. Here are the results of the My LA2050 Grants Challenge.

Announcing the Winners of the
2014 My LA2050 Grants Challenge

We've heard you loud and clear, and today â€“ together with the people of Los Angeles – we will award one million dollars to ten innovative projects that will change Los Angeles for the better. 

The winners of the 2014 My LA2050 Grants Challenge have projects that will take place all over Los Angeles County and tackle its major challenges – from transportation to homelessness– in innovative and exciting ways.

From the transformation of unsafe and under-utilized alleyways in South LA into walkable, bikeable, safe, green alleys – to a social enterprise which teaches street taggers and graffiti artists how to become entrepreneurs, the ten winners all presented creative solutions to make LA the best place to learn, create, connect, play, and the healthiest place to live.

Top voted winners include:

  • LEARNCity Year Los Angeles and Partnership for LA Schools will expand by offering one-on-one mentorship to Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights and Jordan High School in Watts.
  • LIVEUCLA Grand Challenges will publish a draft work plan to transform the LA region to 100% sustainability in water and energy by 2050.
  • CONNECT: The Special Olympics will build capacity to recruit 30,000 volunteers for the World Games in LA in 2015.
  • PLAYEnrichLA will reach their goal of building 75 school gardens in Los Angeles, offering nutrition education to more than 5,500 students.
  • CREATEStreetCraft LA will empower low income, at risk, and unemployed youth to improve their economic future through creative economy entrepreneurship.

Jury voted winners include:

Congratulate the Winners (CONNECT)
Congratulate the Winners (CREATE)
Congratulate the Winners (LIVE)
Congratulate the Winners (LEARN)
Congratulate the Winners (PLAY)
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