Wow, LA! This year's My LA2050 Grants Challenge received 282 inspiring proposals for how to improve our region. Want to learn more about what issues local organizations are tackling and how? We're showcasing all of the proposals now on our website. Check them out here.

What's next? Our evaluation partner, Social Venture Partners Los Angeles, will review the proposals and select our 25 finalists. Finalists will be announced on May 25 and then move on to public vote to determine final grant levels, ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. See the full timeline.

All winning organizations will have the opportunity to adjust their proposals in June, when grants are made, according to the public health situation at that time.
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We're so proud of how our grantees have gotten creative to continue providing essential resources and services. We've documented a few of the ways they've pivoted in this difficult time―from virtual community building and online programming to emergency relief funds. Read more on our blog.
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The VolunteerLA portal has transformed into a hub of information about COVID-19's impact on the nonprofit sector, both in terms of funding and volunteer hours lost. They're also compiling ways Angelenos can help at this time. Interested in adding your nonprofit to the VolunteerLA directory and sharing how you've been affected by COVID-19? Fill out this form.

In adherence to the "Safer at Home" ordinance, the City of LA canceled its 2020 Census canvassing efforts. Instead, there's a new way to help with outreach from your own home: phone banking! You can make the calls any day between 10am-7pm, and all volunteers receive a $5 VISA gift card. Sign up now to join Mayor Garcetti's Census 2020 phone banking team

LA Area COVID-19 Resources and Responses
As this public health crisis continues, we've updated our directory of local resources, services, and opportunities to help. The directory includes financial, education, small business, and mental health resources. Do you know of additional assistance available? Use this form to give us the details.
Check out these iconic Los Angeles institutions now offering virtual programs, educational lessons, and exhibit walkthroughs: Find more on our list of ways to stay engaged while staying safer at home.
Director of Development, Food Forward
Design Fellow, Swipe Out Hunger
Director of Leader Support and Development, Stronger Consulting
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April 14, 1:00 - 2:00pm | Natural History Museum iNaturalist Training
April 15, 1:30 - 2:30pm | Heal the Bay Knowledge Drop: Community Science
April 15, 3:00 - 4:00pm | AXS Art: Studio Life Online Art Classes
April 16, 9:00am | Canvas8 Pandemic Culture Webinar Series: Re-Evaluation
April 16, 10:00am | COVID-19: Ongoing Global Responses and Social Impact
April 16, 2:30-3:30pm | No-Panic Guide Live: Caring For Kids 0-5 Years Old
April 16, 5:00 - 6:00pm |  NFMLA Interview Series: Leah Daniels Butler on Casting
April 16, 5:00 - 6:00pm | NFMLA Interview Series: Scott Ferguson on Film & TV Producing
April 16, 10:30 - 11:30am | Natural History Museum iNaturalist Training for Families
April 20 | Virtual 2020 Philanthropy California Policy Summit
April 21, 9:30 - 10:00am | How to determine the right visual language for your brand during crisis
April 21, 12:15pm | Price Talks: How will this pandemic affect our homeless?
April 22, 10:00 - 11:00am | How art can be a tool for civic revitalization
April 22, 5:30 - 6:30pm | Decision-Making Through Times of Trauma
April 25, 1:30pm | The Universe in Verse
Daily, 9am and 8pm | Going Inward: Daily Guided Meditations with Alli Simon
Fridays, 5:30-6:30pm | Theodore Payne Foundation presents Poppy Hour
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