LA 2050

Our largest and most ambitious effort is LA2050, an initiative to create a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles, and to drive and track progress toward that vision.

LA2050 is rooted in a vision of a successful Los Angeles—a healthy, thriving, and desirable place to live. Our goal is to provide a framework to harness the area’s untapped potential and lay out a roadmap to create a metropolis that boasts a robust middle class. We foresee an environment that fosters innovation and embraces community. Ultimately, LA2050 will promote a future where people are deeply engaged in rebuilding and reshaping Los Angeles.

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.

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.

Explore LA2050. Follow the stories of the eight indicators and the LA2050 Goals. Then join us to shape and build the future of Los Angeles.

LA2050 Goals

We have developed a series of Goals for LA in the year 2050 – drawn from citizen visions, our LA2050 report, and input from advisors and partners. More than 29,080 of you helped us finalize those goals via #LA2050Listens – and the 2014 My LA2050 Grants Challenge asked you to tell us how we can turn these goals into action.

2014 My LA2050 Grants Challenge

Thank you for your interest in the 2014 My LA2050 Grants Challenge. This Challenge was 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 were eligible to apply. Check out the winners of the challenge here.


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

Thank you for participating in the My LA2050 Grants Challenge. We received 279 submissions, and more than 70,000 people voted to help us choose the ten winning proposals. We were blown away by the diversity and the high quality of the submissions. The selection process was extremely competitive. We are pleased to announce the ten winners who will receive $100,000 to implement their project:

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

We'd like to congratulate you all participants on their hard work, passion, and enthusiasm. We've heard a range of feedback about the process – we so appreciate that and want to continue the dialogue. To that end, please fill out this survey and provide any feedback on your experience participating in this challenge.

To learn more about the winners are the impact made in 2013, check out the LA2050 Impact Report here.

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