Organizations put their ideas online to fix problems in key categories like Education and Housing, and people across the city voted online for their favorites.
LA2050 received over 250 applications, and more than 70,000 votes. The organization in each category with the highest votes received a $100,000 prize from the Goldhirsh Foundation to implement their idea, plus two additional $100,000 grants were given to 'wildcard' submissions.
You can read more about each organization's winning proposal at the following links:
Arts & Cultural Vitality
Income & Employment
Wild Card #1
Wild Card #2
A Martinez visited the Goldhirsh Foundation office and spoke with Tara Roth McConaghy, Claire Hoffman and Ben Goldhirsh of the Goldhirsh Foundation to hear about the LA 2050 challenge and the winners.