On Friday, April 14, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts will join representatives of LA2050 at the iconic Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood, one of the 10 sites participating in in-person voting for the 10th annual LA2050 Grants Challenge.
The LA2050 Grants Challenge will award more than $2 million to at least 15 organizations addressing the issues most important to Los Angeles—as voted on by the people of Los Angeles. The LA2050 Grants Challenge is an open call for ideas to make L.A. County the best place to live. Since its launch in 2013, the initiative has granted upwards of $9 million to 117 impactful organizations with the help of hundreds of thousands who cast their votes.
In the challenge, L.A. County residents are asked to vote for the issues that matter most to them online from through May 8, 2023 at https://la2050.org/grants-challenge/vote . Grant applications are then opened to organizations addressing the top-voted issues. Proposals are then evaluated with each winning organization receiving grant funding of up to $75,000 and partnership from LA2050 in support of their efforts.
To celebrate the tenth year milestone, LA2050 is conducting widespread in-person voting for the first time, in addition to online voting, held at ten of Los Angeles County’s signature sites. Mayor Butts will hand out world-famous Randy’s Donuts to voters at the location, with the first 100 people to vote receiving a free donut. (The mayor is set to arrive on site at 8:30 am).
In addition to in-person voting at Randy’s Donuts, voting for the Grants Challenge is slated for the Santa Monica Pier, Griffith Park Observatory, Mariachi Plaza, Leimert Park Plaza, Hollywood Farmers’ Market, Museum of Latin American Art – MOLAA, Theodore Payne Foundation, Los Angeles Central Library and the Los Angeles Zoo.