LA 2050

Our largest and most ambitious effort is LA2050, an initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles.

LA2050 is rooted in a vision of a successful Los Angeles—a region that is a healthy, thriving, and desirable place to live. Our goal is to work with Angelenos to develop a framework that harnesses the area’s untapped potential and lays out a roadmap for a region that supports the shared success of all Angelenos. We foresee an environment that fosters innovation to solve our greatest challenges and that embraces community.

Ultimately, LA2050 will promote and realize a future where people are deeply engaged in rebuilding and reshaping Los Angeles.

How we're doing it

We’ve looked at the health of the region along well-defined indicators: education, income and employment, health, public safety, housing, environmental quality, arts and cultural vitality, and social connectedness. We’ve formed a comprehensive picture of how Los Angeles performs along these indicators today. And we’ve made informed projections about how the region will fare in decades to come if we continue on our current trajectory. Read the first LA2050 report to learn more.

We’ve engaged tens of thousands of Angelenos through a community visioning process and worked together to establish five goals to make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live. To make sure we are on track to get where we want to be by 2050, we are monitoring more than 60 metrics that measure quality of life across the region. Learn more about the LA2050 goals and metrics.

And, we’ve asked Angelenos via the My LA2050 Grants Challenge how we can turn these goals into action. The Los Angeles community has contributed their creative and innovative ideas to shape LA’s future and has been engaged in the process by voting on their favorite proposals. Check out the all winners of the My LA2050 Grants Challenge.

Join Us

The goal of LA2050 is to challenge the status quo and demand more for the future of our region—and to build and shape Los Angeles as a thriving metropolis and hub of 21st Century citizenry. We believe that audacity, creativity, and collaboration can get us there.

Explore LA2050. Follow the stories of the eight indicators and the LA2050 goals. Learn more about our grantees. Then join us to shape and build the future of Los Angeles.

To find out more or if you would like to join the dialogue, please contact, use the hashtag #LA2050, or subscribe to our newsletter.

My LA2050 Grants Challenge Grantees

2016 My LA2050 Grants Challenge


LEARN - Altasea
CREATE - Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
PLAY - The Triforium Project
CONNECT - Big Citizen Hub
LIVE - The Sierra Club Foundation


LEARN - Lost Angels Children's Project
CREATE - California Institute of Technology
CREATE - Opportunity Fund
PLAY - Surf Bus Foundation
CONNECT - Tierra Del Sol Foundation
CONNECT - Friends of the Family
LIVE - Covenant House California

2015 My LA2050 Grants Challenge


LEARN - Citizens of the World
CREATE - Los Angeles Review of Books
PLAY - Grand Park
CONNECT - Los Angeles Promise Zone Initiative
LIVE - Heal the Bay


LEARN - Girls Academic Leadership Academy
CREATE - Los Angeles Bioscience Hub
PLAY - People for Parks
CONNECT - CASA of Los Angeles
LIVE - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

2014 My LA2050 Grants Challenge


PLAY - Enrich LA
LEARN - City Year LA and Partnership for LA Schools
LIVE - UCLA Grand Challenges
CONNECT - Special Olympics World Games 2015
CREATE - StreetCraft LA


PLAY - Pershing Square Park Advisory Council
LEARN - The Incubator School
LIVE - The Trust for the Public Land
CREATE - Downtown Women's Center

2013 My LA2050 Grants Challenge

Arts & Cultural Vitality - Hammer Museum
Education - 826LA
Environmental Quality - CHC, C-Lab, 596 Acres
Health - Public Matters
Housing - TRUST South LA
Income & Employment - ELACC & LURN
Public Safety - Homeboy Industries
Social Connectedness - CicLAvia
Wild Card - Mission Asset Fund
Wild Card - No Right Brain Left Behind & Green Dot Public Schools

To learn more about how the winners made their impact, check out the latest LA2050 Impact Report here, and check out all our impact reports here.

We'd like to congratulate all the participants on their hard work, passion, and enthusiasm. The future of LA is bright--and they are all proof that the best is yet to come.