Goldhirsh Foundation

LA2050

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 [email protected], use the hashtag #LA2050, or subscribe to our newsletter.


My LA2050 Grants Challenge Grantees

2018

LEARN
Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE)
CREATE
East LA Community Corporation (ELACC)
PLAY
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
CONNECT
Miry’s List
LIVE
United Way of Greater Los Angeles

2016

Top Voted

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

Jury Voted

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

2015

Top Voted

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

Jury Voted

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

Top Voted

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

Jury Voted

PLAY
Pershing Square Park Advisory Council
LEARN
The Incubator School
LIVE
The Trust for the Public Land
CONNECT
Move LA
CREATE
Downtown Women’s Center

2013

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
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.


LA2050: Join the Conversation