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$25k, $50, $100k--it could be yours to change LA! 
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You're shaping the future of Los Angeles.
Thank you for being a part of LA2050. 
 
Over the last three years, civic-minded Angelenos like you have helped us craft a vision for the future of Los Angeles. With your enthusiasm and support, 30 organizations have received a total of $3M to implement their ideas to build a better Los Angeles. 
 
This year, we hope you'll again join the effort to make our collective dream for the future of LA a reality.

Starting September 6th, 2016 at 9am PT, the My LA2050 Grants Challenge will launch again! Tell us how your idea, project, or program can shape the future of Los Angeles. Through October 4th, 2016 at 5pm PT, submit your innovative and creative ideas to make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live. Nonprofit, for-profit, and government agencies across Los Angeles are all eligible to apply. 
 
There are some exciting new developments to the challenge inspired by feedback from the LA2050 community.  Read on to learn how your suggestions have improved and enhanced #MyLA2050!
 
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We asked for your thoughts and we listened!

Each year, we ask for your feedback on the grants challenge. And based on your comments from last year's competition, we're making some changes! 

For the 2016 My LA2050 Grants Challenge we will still be awarding a total of $1,000,000 in grants– but with a new twist. Applicants can now apply for grants of $25,000, $50,000, or $100,000 to support innovative organizations and projects of various sizes! 

We are excited to unveil the new My LA2050 Grants Challenge website. 

Click here to learn about this year's grants challenge, how to apply, see past winners, and learn about the challenge rules. 

Excited to get started on your proposal? Register for the grants challenge and log-in for a sneak peek at the challenge entry forms. Entry forms are also available here
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Be sure to check out the FAQs & submissions tips to help prepare your proposal. 

In addition, check out this how-to guide for submitting a great My LA2050 proposal! 

We've annotated a winning proposal from one of our 2015 grantees to help you learn more about the elements of a successful submission!
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Take a look at our newly released 2015 My LA2050 Grants Challenge Submissions Report to read about major themes and takeaways from the last challenge and to get prepared for this year's competition! And check out all our reports here for even more helpful info. 
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We're partnering with Impact Hub LA to host a networking night and info session about the 2016 My LA2050 Grants Challenge. 

Join us on August 16th, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Arts District. The LA2050 team will be on hand to answer your questions about the grants challenge. 

Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP here to attend--space is limited! 
Invite changemakers in your network


The challenge hasn't started yet but we know you have amazing ideas up your sleeves. So, let's celebrate YOU!

Join us in Grand Park on October 18th, 2016 for a bash to celebrate your creativity in charting a brighter future for LA. Invite your friends, family, and colleagues for a celebration of LA's social sector. 

This is also the opening of the voting period--an opportunity to rally support for your great ideas!

 
Add to your calendar
Through August 14 | Current LA
Aug 4, 11, & 18, 8pm | JazzPOP 2016 at The Hammer
August 4, 7pm-9pm | Craft Night: Disguise & Performance, A Mask-Making Workshop
August 6, 10am-1pm | Urban TxT Demo Day
August 5-7 | 626 Night Market
August 7, 9:30am-2pm | August Sunday Funday with JustRideLA
August 7, 12pm-10pm | DTLA Proud Festival
August 9, 7:30pm | Predicting the Unpredictable: The 2016 Elections
August 10, 6pm-9pm | How Can Design Address Homelessness
August 11, 6:30pm-8:30pm | Big Sunday's 7th Annual Back-to-School Drive & Community Dinner
August 12-13 | Future of Virtual Reality and Impact Design
August 14, 9am-4pm | CicLAvia: Wilshire Blvd
August 18-21 | Echo Park Rising
August 19th, 8am-1pm | Net Zero Conference, Energy + Water + Waste
August 19, 7pm-1am | 'Be Good' Benefit for PATH
August 20, 5pm-12am | Chinatown Summer Nights
August 23, 7:30pm-9pm | SoCal Storylines: Navigating the transportation of tomorrow
August 27, 2pm-4pm | What is a worker cooperative?
Communications and Social Innovation Intern, Goldhirsh Fondation
VISTA Leader, All Ways Up Foundation
Patron Experience Manager, The Los Angeles Theater Center
Technical Services, Assistant Software Developer, Anonymous Posting
Development Coordinator, Circle of Friends
Assistant Deputy- Civic Technology, Los Angeles City Controller
Multiple Positions,  First 5 LA
Los Angeles Program Coordinator, LIFT-LA
Executive Assistant, Girls Club of Los Angeles
Outreach Manager, SoLA Food Co-Op
Multiple Positions, FUSE Corps
Store Coordinator, 826LA
Giving Partnerships Specialist, TOMS
Staff Attorney, California Women’s Law Center
Volunteer Services Coordinator, CASA of Los Angeles
Voter Registration Organizers (FT) and Coordinators (PT), California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, Inc.
Corporate Partnerships Manager, City Year Los Angeles
Grants and Foundations Manager, City Year Los Angeles
Theme Support Specialist, NationBuilder
There will be so much more to share! Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date.

From Team LA2050 with love 💕
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