My LA2050: Project Proposals For A Better Los Angeles

The Goldhirsh Foundation puts one million in grants towards a brighter future for our city—and you decide who gets it.

GOOD, a global “community of people who give a damn,” is giving L.A.’s idealists a chance to change the face of our city by the year 2050.

Along with The Goldhirsh Foundation, GOOD (whose co-founder and CEO happens to be Ben Goldhirsh), has launched the My LA2050 project, a “community-owned mechanism” designed to reimagine L.A.’s future. With the help of experts, academics, practitioners, and supporters, The Goldhirsh Foundation will fund ten Angeleno-submitted project proposals with one million in grants. 

The My LA2050 team began by compiling research and data on the health of our region alongside eight other “indicators” (education, income and employment, housing, public safety, health, environmental quality, arts and cultural vitality, and social connectedness). 279 proposals were submitted across eight categories and include ideas from well-known organizations (Homeboy Industries, CicLAvia) and relative unknowns (Skoolbo LTD, Eagle Rock Yacht Club).

Voting began April 2nd and ends tomorrow, April 17th, at 12 p.m. The Goldhirsh Foundation will then choose one of the top ten voted projects from each indicator to receive a $100,000 grant. The remaining $200,000 will be split between two projects from indicators of The Goldhirsh Foundation’s choice.

Visit the My LA2050 website to check out all of the proposals and to submit your vote.