Challenge by Goldhirsh Foundation

LA is the best place to play

How would you use $100K to make LA the best place to play?

How would you use $100,000 to make LA2050 the best place to play? Submit an application for your chance to make it happen in 2014.

The Specifics

We are pleased to announce the two winners who will each receive $100,000 to implement their projects:

In LA2050, our region will be a place where people of all ages have easy access to clean, safe, and sustainable venues to enjoy the natural environment, arts and cultural resources, local beaches, waterways, and open space.

In 2050, people of all ages will enjoy safe homes, safe neighborhoods, and safe places to play. Every neighborhood will provide its residents with vibrant park space, every child will have access to afterschool enrichment programs, and residents will love their neighborhoods.

LA2050 Metrics (Shaped by YOU):

    Access to open space and park facilities
  • Number of children enrolled in afterschool programs
  • Per capita crime rates
  • Percentage of residents that feel safe in their neighborhoods
  • Attendance at major league sporting events
  • Residents within 1⁄4 mile of a park (Dream Metric)
  • Number of residents with easy access to a “vibrant” park (Dream Metric)
  • Number of parks with intergenerational play opportunities (Dream Metric)
  • Number (and quality) of informal spaces for play (Dream Metric)

Tell us how your idea, project, or program can help Los Angeles become the best place in the world to play.

Submit an application between Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 (noon Pacific Daylight Time) and Thursday, July 31st, 2014 (noon Pacific Daylight Time). Your application will go through a moderation process to ensure that your project adheres to all challenge rules. From Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 (noon Pacific Daylight Time) to Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 (noon Pacific Daylight Time), we’ll open challenge submissions to public voting. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the public in selecting the winners.

TWO WAYS TO WIN:

  • TOP VOTED: The top voted project will receive $100,000 to implement their idea
  • JURY VOTED: One project will be selected by a panel of judges to receive $100,000 to implement their idea

More details on the challenge and winner rules can be found under Rules & Regulations.

And don’t forget to get your application in early! LA2050 will showcase submissions as they are accepted up until voting begins (between Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 and Friday, August 29th, 2014).

A shared vision for the future of LA is an important first step to making progress. Now, we want to hear your ideas on how we can make that vision a reality.

Connect with LA2050 on LA2050.org, Twitter, and Facebook and join the conversation via #LA2050.

SUBMISSION TIPS:

  • If you don't see your submission here, don't panic! Your application is going through the moderation process, and will show up on the site over the next few days if it is approved.
  • Share how your idea will impact the LA2050 Goal of making LA the best place to play. How will your project impact the metrics?
  • Although the LA2050 Goals use specific metrics to conduct its tracking and analysis, please do not limit yourself to these metrics.
  • Describe how the $100,000 award will enable you to implement your idea.
  • Include a photo or video that represents your idea or organization. Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 570 × 345 pixels and no larger than 10MB. To include a video, use a YouTube URL.
  • Check out the LA2050 Goals, the LA2050 Report, and the My LA2050 White Paper for additional information.

VOTING TIPS:

  • Voting begins on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 (noon Pacific Daylight Time) and closes Tuesday, September 16th, (noon Pacific Daylight Time).
  • Each person can vote once.
  • In order to vote, you must be at least 18 years old and a US resident.
  • In order to vote, log in with your GOOD account.
  • If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join. All you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. You will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to validate your address.
  • We suggest using either Mozilla Firefox or Google 20Chrome browsers when casting a vote.
  • If you have any questions, please review these FAQs or send us an email at maker@goodinc.com.

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Winners will be selected in two ways, a jury vote and public vote:
  • Jury Vote: One project will be selected by a panel of judges to receive $100,000 to implement their idea.
  • Applications will be selected using the following criteria: impact on the LA2050 goal, creativity and innovation, feasibility, and collaborative spirit.
  • Public Vote: The top voted project will receive $100,000 to implement their idea.
  • Projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from Tuesday, September 2nd, (noon Pacific Daylight Time) to Tuesday, September 16th (noon Pacific Daylight Time).

Rules & Regulations

  • This Challenge is open for submissions from Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 (noon Pacific Daylight Time) to Thursday, July 31st, 2014 (noon Pacific Daylight Time).
  • US-based non-profit and for-profit organizations with projects serving Los Angeles County are eligible to apply.
  • Funds for the project must be spent by the Fall of 2015.
  • Submitted projects must serve a location in Los Angeles County.
  • Winners will be selected in two ways, a jury vote and public vote:
  • Jury Vote: One project will be selected by a panel of judges to receive $100,000 to implement their idea. Applications will be selected using the following criteria: impact on the LA2050 goal, creativity and innovation, feasibility, and collaborative spirit.
  • Public Vote: The top voted project will receive $100,000 to implement their idea.
  • Ongoing projects are eligible for submission.
  • Projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 (noon Pacific Daylight Time) and closes Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 (noon Pacific Daylight Time).
  • In order to vote, log in with your GOOD account. If you don’t have a GOOD account, it’s free to join. All you need is an email address or a Facebook account to register. You will be emailed a link that you need to click in order to validate your address.
  • All winners of the My LA2050 Challenge will be grantees of the Goldhirsh Foundation and will be required to participate in at least one check-in with a Goldhirsh Foundation team member per month.
  • Read all the rules.

Discussion
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Congratulations to Enrich LA and the Pershing Square Park Advisory Council from Shane's Inspiration! Your work will have an important impact on our community and we wish you great success as your projects come to fruition! Tiffany Harris - CEO/Co-Founder - Shane's Inspiration

by THarris
over 1 year ago

Allowing the community to get involved is a must for projects like this.

by teach4fun
over 1 year ago

Our Goal is to work towards cleaner air at and near the Port environment.
This can be achieved in a one year pilot program as follows:
1. Identify the existing base line data information regarding present air quality for comparison every three month period for a one year duration.
2. Identify and report user compliance of existing regulations now in place at both port facilities. This would entail a knowledgeable Quality Assurance Inspection team to report both compliance and non-compliance within specified boundaries within the Port. the underlying assumption is that rules are in place however compliance with such rules is judged to be voluntary with minimal confirmation compliance is being followed.
3. Establishment of a committee of 5 comprised of only experienced engine mechanics/engineers to meet every 3 months to review and comment upon existing conditions and to provide their considered recommendations to improve emissions to facilitate air quality control.
4. At the end of a 12 month period generate a report of findings for the review and consideration of Port Tech.
3.

by Thomas1000
over 1 year ago

We need our parks to be more like the Venice Beach model. They need to have similar activities like weight lifting, bicycle paths, skateboarding with skate parks, handball courts, ect. Our parks need benches and barbaque's. Parks should have more athetlic attivies and more places for families to sit and have a place to enjoy.

Too many parks have become soccer fields. That has kicked many families out of the parks. There is no place for families to go. Parks need to be more for all types of different events that include families. And, parks should include lots of different athletic activies, not just soccer fields.

by car253
over 1 year ago

This project is a model pilot project which can involve quality participation in targeted neighborhoods and work in collaboration with the Sheriff's dept, the probation dept. local schools, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and city and county depts., such as the DPSS, to improve the input of citizens in not only arts programs, but in health, education and all other community capacity building projects. Once the creative input of citizens is tapped, trust and participation in local government will flourish and replicate through parks and communities throughout Los Angeles county. Lori, what a mindful, creative way to restore trust and creative input for all.

by lynncrandall
over 1 year ago

Shane's Inspiration is the driving force behind social inclusion for kids with disabilities, not only throughout Los Angeles, but across the US and many countries. Its name alone is synonymous with inclusive playgrounds and educational and community outreach programs. And all of it – serves to advance a bias-free world for kids of every ability, who will be future parents and leaders. It's truly life changing for not only kids with disabilities, but able-bodied kids who are playing next to them, and with them, in the most aw-inspiring playground. And some of the amazingly creative play elements actually came from the minds of kids who have played in other Shane’s Inspiration playgrounds. What's not to love about this?!

by bumpylumpy
over 1 year ago

I would love a safe neighborhood to play at without worry. I have played at a Shane's Inspiration playground and I can say without doubt that I have never before felt so safe, secure, and confident.

by lhyde1
over 1 year ago

Yippeee, our application for Arts & Fitness is official! That is GOOD! (See what I did there?) :-)

by frandeleon
over 1 year ago

I just made a submission under the category"PLAY" and I would like to replace the video. Is it still possible to do that?

Thank you!

by lorishocket
over 1 year ago

Dear Sirs, This is my second attempt to reach your office. We submitted our application for the PLAY category of the LA2050 contest on July 24, 2014 and received a confirmation email back. We've checked your website above twice in the last couple of days and it does not reflect that there are any submissions. Please get in touch with us immediately at pinklady7@earthlink.net or 818-606-6679. Thank you.
Pink Lady, Jackie Goldberg

by pinklady
over 1 year ago

Our organization, Senior Star Power, submitted for the PLAY category last week and it is still showing 0 submissions. Did we do something wrong? Please advise.
Thank you.
Pink Lady, Jackie Goldberg pinklady7@earthlink.net

by pinklady
over 1 year ago

Apartments should not have been built on Taylor Yard on the LA River. NO MORE DEVELOPMENT ON TAYLOR YARD!! Ex-Councilmember Ed Reyes should not have allowed Apartments to be built on the LA RIVER!!

STOP MORE DEVELOPMENT ON THE LA RIVER AT TAYLOR YARD!!

by car253
over 1 year ago

Hi Lori,

Once submissions are entered they are generally no longer editable. If you have an updated video, then I suggest hanging onto it so that you can use it for promotion should your project be approved. Video is a great way to connect with potential supporters and voters!

Thanks!
Lee @ GOOD

by LFatone
over 1 year ago

Hi Jackie, I'm so sorry that you have been having trouble reaching us! I will get in touch with you today so that we can get this straightened out. In the meantime, please see my comment below that explains why and when submissions become viewable publicly.

Thanks!
Lee @ GOOD

by LFatone
over 1 year ago

Hi Jackie, we did receive your submission! Thanks so much for participating in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge! Submissions are only viewable publicly once they are reviewed and approved. Currently submissions are still being accepted and reviewed, that's why you are not able to see yours yet. If you have any questions about your specific submission you can e-mail us at maker@goodinc.com.

by LFatone
over 1 year ago

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$100,000
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Submission Began
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Submission Ended
Thursday, July 31, 2014
at 07:00 PM UTC

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Voting Began
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Voting Ended
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
at 07:00 PM UTC

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75 School Gardens in Los Angeles Schools!
75 School Gardens in Los Angeles Schools!

Winner Announced
Tuesday, September 30, 2014