Challenge by Goldhirsh Foundation

LA is the Best Place to Live

Submit an idea to win $100K to make LA the best place to live.

How can we make Los Angeles a place where all residents can live active, healthy lives, and benefit from a sustainable environment?

The Specifics

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

This is an open call for ideas. Making LA the healthiest place to live means that every neighborhood has access to healthy, affordable food. That no families face environmental health hazards because of where they live or how much money they make.

How can your idea improve health care and housing? Availability of affordable, nutritious food? Clean air? For this challenge, we want to discover ideas that will make LA the healthiest place to live today and in 2050. What does this look like? Here are the LA2050 “Live” Metrics:

  • Access to healthy food
  • Healthcare access
  • Exposure to air toxins
  • Number of households below the self-sufficiency index
  • Percent of imported water
  • Obesity rates
  • Housing affordability
  • Rates of homelessness
  • Walk/bike/transit score
  • Acres and miles of polluted waterways
  • Rates of mental illness
  • Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (Dream Metric)
  • Percentage of LA communities that are resilient (Dream Metric)
  • Percentage of residents receiving coordinated healthcare services (Dream Metric)
  • Percentage of tree canopy cover (Dream Metric)

Tell us how your idea, project, or program can help Los Angeles become the healthiest place in the world to live. Describe your idea by filling out the application below, and receive $100,000 to make it happen in 2016.

Submit an application between Tuesday September 8th, 12:00pm (noon Pacific Time) and Tuesday October 6th, 12:00pm (noon Pacific Time). Your application will go through a moderation process to ensure that your project adheres to all challenge rules. From Tuesday October 20th, 12:00pm (noon Pacific Time) to Tuesday November 3rd, 12:00pm (noon Pacific 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. The jury will select two winners per category. One winner will be chosen from the top 10 voted submissions – which means you need to be in the top 10 to win. A second winner will be chosen from all submissions.

And don’t forget to get your application in early! LA2050 will showcase submissions as they are accepted up until voting begins (between Tuesday September 8th, 12:00pm noon Pacific Time and Tuesday October 20th, 12:00pm noon Pacific Time).

Connect with LA2050 on LA2050.org, Twitter, and Facebook and join the conversation via #LA2050. Stay updated with the challenge by subscribing to the LA2050 newsletter here.

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 proposal impact the metrics?
  • Describe how the $100,000 award will enable you to implement your proposal.
  • 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, October 20th, 12:00pm (noon Pacific Time) and closes Tuesday, November 3rd, 12:00pm (noon Pacific Time).
  • You can vote for one proposal in each category.
  • 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 Chrome 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:

  • The jury will select two winners per category:
    • One winner will be chosen from the top 10 of voted submissions – which means you need to be in the top 10 of your category to win.
    • One winner will be selected from all submissions by the jury.
  • Applications will be selected using the following criteria: impact on the LA2050 goal, creativity and innovation, feasibility, and community support.
  • Projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from Tuesday October 20th, 12:00pm (noon Pacific Time) to Tuesday November 3rd, 12:00pm (noon Pacific Time).

Rules & Regulations

  • This Challenge is open for submissions from Tuesday September 8th 12:00pm (noon Pacific Time) to Tuesday October 6th 12:00pm (noon Pacific Time).
  • US-based non-profit, for-profit, and government organizations with projects serving Los Angeles County are eligible to apply.
  • Funds for the project must be spent within twelve months.
  • Submitted projects must impact Los Angeles County.
  • Proposals will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from Tuesday October 20th 12:00pm (noon Pacific Time) to Tuesday November 3rd 12:00pm (noon Pacific Time).
  • One winner will be selected by a jury from the top 10 voted projects in each category.
  • One winner will be selected by a jury from all projects in each category.
  • Ongoing projects are eligible for submission.
  • Applications will be selected using the following criteria: impact on the LA2050 goal, creativity and innovation, feasibility, and community support.
  • All winners of the My LA2050 Grants 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.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY?

Besides the prospect of winning $100,000 – there are other major benefits to applying. Applicants have reported several benefits to participating in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, including:

  • The opportunity to create or crystallize a new idea or project
  • Increased awareness and exposure around your proposal
  • Increased understanding of the LA social impact landscape
  • The opportunity to cultivate and build new relationships with peers
  • The opportunity to learn how to tell a compelling story about your organization’s impact
  • Real-time feedback loops from your peers
  • Inspires the creation of videos, photos, tweets, and pithy messaging to promote your proposal
  • Visibility in front of other foundations and potential alternative funding sources
  • Some 2014 winners had non-winning proposals in 2013

Discussion
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How do I post this on my pages that already exists in my name

by navolina
7 months ago

Thank you for your comment. Please feel free to submit your idea to the challenge by clicking on the submit button above or clicking this link http://myla2050live2015.maker.good.is/projects/new

by good-maker-team
7 months ago

My idea is to a non profit restaurant/cafe/subway where profit are use to open more store of different kinds this give opportunity train on the job with a stipend to the workers or arrange it where a salary is made for long term permanent employment

by agneslmoore
7 months ago

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by GF_Intern
6 months ago

Thanks for your comment. You will be able to submit a comment on your project page once your project proposal has been approved. All approved submissions will be online by October 16th. Thanks for your participation and patience!

by good-maker-team
6 months ago

just copy and paste this link: http://bit.ly/SCOPELA2050

by erick-maldonado
6 months ago

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$100,000
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Submission Began
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Submission Ended
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
at 07:00 PM UTC

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Voting Began
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Voting Ended
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
at 08:00 PM UTC

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Winner Announced
Tuesday, December 08, 2015