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  1. Online Voting Begins Today for Reimagined $1 Million LA2050 Grants Challenge

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    LOS ANGELES (April 18, 2022) — Today, public voting begins for the 2022 LA2050 Grants Challenge, where for the first time the choice is not among organizations to fund, but which issues to invest in to make Los Angeles County the best place to connect, create, learn, live, and play. A total of $1 million will be awarded to 15 organizations addressing the issues receiving the most votes. LA2050 is an initiative of the Goldhirsh Foundation. Read More about Online Voting Begins Today for Reimagined $1 Million LA2050 Grants Challenge
  2. We Did It Together! Our LA2050 Year-In-Review

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    As 2021 comes to a close, we're reflecting on all that the LA2050 community has accomplished over the last 12 months. While the pandemic might have kept us six feet apart (or more!), it's clear that so much more brought us together. Here are some of our favorite moments: Read More about We Did It Together! Our LA2050 Year-In-Review
  3. The Marketing and Communications Chasm: What $1,000 Stipends Reveal About the Social Innovation Sector

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    "The Marketing and Communications Chasm" explores what happened when we provided $1,000 stipends to this year's grants challenge finalists to allocate toward their get-out-the-vote campaigns and what this reveals about the social impact sector. Read More about The Marketing and Communications Chasm: What $1,000 Stipends Reveal About the Social Innovation Sector
  4. And the 2021 winners are...

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    After tabulating the more than 80,000 votes cast in this year's My LA2050 Grants Challenge, we're thrilled to announce the results! These 25 organizations are working all across Los Angeles County to create a brighter future for our region, and we're so grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with all of them over the next year. Read More about And the 2021 winners are...
  5. Public Voting Begins Online in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge!

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    Today, public voting begins in the 2021 My LA2050 Grants Challenge. Voting continues through June 28 at 5pm PT. Read More about Public Voting Begins Online in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge!
  6. 25 Finalists Named in the $1 Million My LA2050 Grants Challenge! Public Voting Begins Monday, June 21

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    After much consideration, and in collaboration with our evaluation partner SVP Los Angeles, we are excited to announce the 25 finalists for the 2021 My LA2050 Grants Challenge! Read More about 25 Finalists Named in the $1 Million My LA2050 Grants Challenge! Public Voting Begins Monday, June 21
  7. Goldhirsh Foundation “Civic Investment Strategies” Report

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    Today, we release “Civic Investment Strategies,” our new report highlighting the tactics and tools that have proven most successful for us in supporting civic progress... Read More about Goldhirsh Foundation “Civic Investment Strategies” Report
  8. $1M My LA2050 Grants Challenge Launches

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    LOS ANGELES, February 11 – The Goldhirsh Foundation last week announced online the launch of the 2021 My LA2050 Grants Challenge. Read More about $1M My LA2050 Grants Challenge Launches
  9. Snap Foundation Funds the Future of LA's Creative Economy

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    A few months ago, we announced that the Snap Foundation was partnering with the My LA2050 Grants Challenge by pledging additional support to projects that develop pathways to the creative economy for underrepresented youth in Los Angeles. We are delighted to announce the Snap Foundation's five grant recipients. Read More about Snap Foundation Funds the Future of LA's Creative Economy
  10. Annenberg Foundation Grants $50,000 in Support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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    In March, we shared that the Annenberg Foundation would again be partnering with the My LA2050 Grants Challenge and be providing $50,000 of additional funding to the winning organizations to support their efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This is Annenberg's sixth year as a My LA2050 funding partner and its third year providing DEI grants to winners. Read More about Annenberg Foundation Grants $50,000 in Support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  11. Citi works with LA2050 to fund LIFT-LA

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    In March, we announced that Citi would be joining us as a funding partner for this year's My LA2050 Grants Challenge. Citi pledged $25,000 for an applicant whose work focused on small business development, financial inclusion, or housing, with a special focus on projects that address the racial wealth gap in Los Angeles. Read More about Citi works with LA2050 to fund LIFT-LA
  12. The Goldhirsh Foundation's Response to COVID-19

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    We hope that you, the people you serve, your teams, and your families are doing well and staying safe. We’re thinking of you... Read More about The Goldhirsh Foundation's Response to COVID-19
  13. And the winners are...

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    Today, the Goldhirsh Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 My LA2050 Activation Challenge, an open call for ideas designed to activate 100,000 Angelenos to make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live. A total of $1,000,000 will be awarded evenly among the five selected organizations to carry out their proposals over the next two years. Each organization will receive $200,000 and partnership from LA2050 in support of its efforts. The My LA2050 Grants Challenge is part of LA2050’s effort to drive progress toward a shared vision of success for Los Angeles... Read More about And the winners are...
  14. $1,000,000 up for Grabs to Make LA the Best Place to Play, Learn, Create, Connect, and Live

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    Starting today, Angelenos can cast their vote to determine who will win the 2018 My LA2050 Activation Challenge, an open call for ideas that will activate 100,000 Angelenos to make LA the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live. A total of $1,000,000 will be awarded among five organizations to carry out their proposal. Each organization will receive a total of $200,000 (over two years) and partnership from LA2050 in support of their efforts... Read More about $1,000,000 up for Grabs to Make LA the Best Place to Play, Learn, Create, Connect, and Live
  15. It’s Time to Test and Learn. That’s Why We’re Matching $250,000 to SEED.

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    Since its inception, the Goldhirsh Foundation has had a strong track record of supporting innovative models for economic mobility that increase access to capital and promote inclusive entrepreneurship, especially among historically disinvested populations. We believe that entrepreneurship can be one pathway out of poverty. At the same time, we recognize that systemic change, especially in a complex arena like poverty, is a product of investment and exploration across policy, research, and direct service... Read More about It’s Time to Test and Learn. That’s Why We’re Matching $250,000 to SEED.
  16. Non-profit Journalism as a Tool for Change

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    Over the last six months, I’ve had the chance to participate in two panels on non-profit journalism and philanthropy, in partnership with the Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle as well as the Philanthropy Workshop... Read More about Non-profit Journalism as a Tool for Change
  17. Innovation Initiatives

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    Over the past several years, the Federal government has been working with local communities across the country on a wide range of initiatives that support innovation and opportunity. Several of these initiatives are listed below along with links that offer more information. Many have existing communities of practice that are open for new participants to join... Read More about Innovation Initiatives
  18. Crowdsourcing: Practical Insights for Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Philanthropists

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    Crowdsourcing involves soliciting input from the public, usually on a digital platform, to address market gaps and surface promising solutions in an open, efficient way. It often has a voting component wherein the top-voted ideas win support. Crowdsourcing uses collective intelligence to help creative ideas rise to the top – while generating a real-time feedback loop and a shared sense of ownership in the project... Read More about Crowdsourcing: Practical Insights for Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Philanthropists
  19. And the Winners Are...

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    After verifying all 105,000+ votes, we're thrilled to announce this year's winners of the My LA2050 Grants Challenge! We were so impressed with all 25 finalists and their efforts to rally votes for their submissions. Thank you to each and every organization for participating and for working tirelessly to make LA the best place to learn, connect, play, live, and create. Read More about And the Winners Are...
  20. 2020 In Review

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    As 2020 finally comes to a close, we're reflecting on the hardships, the joys, and everything in between — from COVID-19 devastating our communities and months of staying at home to witnessing our city come together and demand justice for Black lives. And most of all, as we look back, we're reminded how grateful we are for the LA2050 community and for your dedication to our region through it all. Read More about 2020 In Review