Subject: Applications Open Now! $5,000 Volunteer Activation Grants + Youth Ambassadors

Applications Open Now! $5,000 Volunteer Activation Grants + Youth Ambassadors
Each year, the Goldhirsch Foundation gives $1 million+ to organizations making a better Los Angeles for all through their LA2050 Grants Challenge. But, they take a different approach to grantmaking: they ask Angelenos to determine the issue areas that will receive funding – from homelessness and income inequality to park access – through voting.To help us engage as many Angelenos as possible in voting (online from April 2nd to May 8th, 2024),they are first launching applications for two related programs: the LA2050 Volunteer Activations and the LA2050 Youth Ambassador Program.  More info below:

LA2050 Youth Ambassadors

We’re excited to share about the 2024 LA2050 Youth Ambassador Program!⁠

LA2050 is looking for Angelenos ages 14-24 who are passionate about serving their communities to participate.

Youth Ambassadors will ask friends, family, and neighbors to vote for the local issues that matter most to them. In return, LA2050 will dedicate $1 million in grant funding to local organizations making an impact on the top-voted issues.⁠

And YES, there are prizes! 🏆 The two Youth Ambassadors who recruit the most voters will each win a prize package of $500 – a $250 Visa gift card and $250 to donate to a nonprofit organization. Those who recruit 50+ voters will also be entered in a raffle for more prizes!

Youth Ambassadors will:⁠

🌟 Learn about the social impact and philanthropic landscape in LA and educational + career opportunities in these areas,⁠

⁠🌟 Receive training in community outreach and engagement,⁠

🌟 Make a real impact in their communities by helping determine what local issues will be funded, and⁠

⁠🌟 Be awarded a certificate honoring their service.⁠

Sign-ups are open now through March 22nd. Check it out:


LA2050 Volunteer ActivationsAlso accepting applications for LA2050 Volunteer Activation Mini-Grants, which will fund 12 volunteer activations around Los Angeles County from April 2nd to May 8th. Applications are due February 28th, 2024 at 5:00 pm. 

If you have questions, contact:
Carla Fuentes
Social Innovation Coordinator
Check out the 42 organizations awarded through the 10th LA2050 Grants Challenge!