Proposals in the live category
A Place Called Home
A “Whole Child” Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing at A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home will help improve mental health and wellness outcomes for 1,000 youth in South Central LA with a wraparound approach encompassing physical and socioemotional health, nutrition, family dynamic and function, and educational support. Our program team works closely with our counselors and clinicians to ensure that youths’ daily care and learning experiences are informed by trauma awareness and focused on healing. By providing individualized support, we will help underserved youth in South Central live their best lives.
Abundant Housing LA
FAIR Plan for Los Angeles
Los Angeles is tasked with adding 456,000 new homes by the end of the decade. Where will those homes go? Planning for those homes means creating a plan based on fairness, equity, and environmental sustainability. Abundant Housing's FAIR Plan is the first of its kind, and will create the conditions for job-creating home construction where we need it the most--near high-opportunity, job-rich, and transit-served areas. Abundant Housing is proposing to do outreach and education on the FAIR plan as a part of the Housing Element process.
Alzheimer's Los Angeles
ALZ Sucks®: Providing Support for LGBTQ+ People with Alzheimer’s Disease and their Families
LGBTQ+ older adults who develop symptoms of Alzheimer’s are frequently mis-diagnosed due to prejudices and face unique barriers when accessing health and long-term care. In partnership with SAGE, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles (AlzLA) will produce five educational videos and a facilitator guide, profiling LGBTQ+ adults with dementia and their family caregivers. Using social media and face-to-face sessions, the videos will reach an under-served and stigmatized population with information to improve their access to quality dementia healthcare.
Back on My Feet Los Angeles
Combatting Homelessness One Mile at a Time
We will increase our impact on the population experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County in moving them toward self-sufficiency, by reconnecting them with their community and guiding them in obtaining sustainable employment. We provide workforce development opportunities that deepen existing abilities and provide new skills to our members, which increases their chances for employment and helps each reach his/her/their full potential. Our current success can easily be built upon with additional resources and funding.
Bread Head Youth Ambassadors: Building a Resilient Community
The LA2050 Grant will expand our Community Ambassador program where we hire young adults in our community to do peer outreach for Bread Head programming and events around food literacy, health, and wellness. While the program intends to inspire hired ambassadors to strengthen job readiness skills in a workforce they are passionate about, it also addresses issues of social isolation and brings awareness to systemic challenges impacting housing insecurity, including: malnourishment, mental illness, generational poverty, and stigmatization.
WECARE Trauma-Informed Training
This training program provides assessment, training and care for 10 community partner organizations that work with people experiencing trauma but who are not themselves trained in trauma-informed care. Our trainings empower agencies to do high-quality, trauma-sensitive work as well as to better understand how to address the impact of secondary trauma on their staff. The session is taught and assessed by clinicians, who then provide therapy for participants who need additional support to manage trauma, in their own lives or for those they serve.
Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero
Telehealth for Medically Underserved LA Neighborhoods
Clinica Romero is requesting urgent support at this unprecedented time to continue offering primary care services for underserved groups including low-income immigrant families and homeless individuals. As a community health provider, our clinics are on the front lines of the health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and are playing a key role in both prevention and diagnosis of the virus. Our goal is to provide care to our local community regardless of a patient's ability to pay.
Community Veteran Justice Project
This grant will allow us to expand assistance to LA area Veterans and their families by ensuring our Veteran clients receive the maximum benefit from the California Veteran alternative sentencing statutes. We will enhance our outreach to ensure maximum awareness among veterans who are in legal trouble while enhancing our educational programs for California defense attorneys. These attorneys often need assistance in applying the statues that were specifically designed to help break the cycle of veteran incarceration, homelessness, and suicide.
Cooperative Resources and Services Project (CRSP)
LA Eco-Village Community Hub
The LA Eco-Village Community Hub will be a welcoming and vibrant place for LA residents to learn how to live healthier, more resilient, and less environmentally impactful lives. By transforming a former auto repair shop into a community venue, surrounded by a demonstration urban farm, the LA Eco-Village (LAEV) will build on its nearly 30 year history and extend its outreach capacity. Programs will include, film screenings, educational tours, food growing classes, a food coop, and expert workshops on all aspects of resilient living.
Crayon Collection dba Habits Of Waste
We are requesting support for the creation of a multi-lingual communications campaign to inform and reassure Angeleno’s that their tap water is accessible, clean and safe to drink. On 5/17/20, Mayor Garcetti said “If you live in the city of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power water is, ... is actually cleaner than bottled water and is clean today.” Due to years of beverage company marketing campaigns, Angeleno’s have come to fear their drinking water. Repeated education and information is necessary to change these perceptions.
Crop Swap LA
Create a Residential Garden District in Los Angeles
We will select 15 homes on a residential street to install professional gardens and rainwater harvesting systems on their front yards, back yards, and available rooftops. We will train and hire a green team of gardeners to become a fleet of hyper-localized specialists, rotated between gardening trades, and paired in groups to learn from each other. For their participation, residents would receive a crop share as a part of the arrangement. This will serve as a model for creating jobs, food and a resilient society.
elePlate Certification Program
Our core service is the elePlate certification, which we provide to companies that work with us to successfully turn their kitchens into zero food waste operations. We start by assessing their current kitchen practices for waste and then create a customized sustainability plan that takes our partners through source reduction, food recycling and food donation. Proceeds from our certification program are used to fund the logistics required to scale our food recovery efforts and feed more people in need.
Environmental Health Coalition / CEJA
We have about 10 years to make meaningful progress to stop climate change by phasing out fossil fuels. Change starts at home, and we can catalyze progress across the world by positioning Los Angeles, then California, and then the nation to move to 100% clean energy. This grant will help us build a campaign to equitably phase out fossil fuel power plants by training 160 activists from frontline LA communities in the organizing and campaign skills needed to phase out LA’s fossil fuel power plants.
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
Esperanza’s Promotores de Salud (Community Health Promoters)
Esperanza’s Promotores de Salud (Community Health Promotors) provide life-saving culturally accessible in-home health education, primary prevention and advocacy to families in South LA. Our nationally recognized Promotora-led model increases access to health services and decreases preventable ER use for asthma patients in low-income communities of color. Through our Promotoras Leadership program, we have trained over 500 community health workers, and are providing opportunities for meaningful careers in health for low-income women of color.
Find Your Anchor
At the heart of Find Your Anchor’s mission is a small blue box. Once referred to as a “mental health first aid kit,” each box is packed with good vibes and materials designed to inspire, soothe, and offer support. This includes a “52+ Reasons to Live” deck of cards, an infographic on depression, a list of resources, posters, stickers, a bracelet, and a letter. The boxes are intended to be organic in the sense that each person can add their own anchors and inspiration to the box before passing it along. We want more FYA boxes throughout LA.
Global Green USA
Food Recovery Program
Global Green would like support for the expansion of its Food Recovery Program in Los Angeles. In 2019, Global Green, in partnership with City of Santa Monica, Postmates and TetraTech, piloted a food rescue system to eradicate food insecurity and combat climate displacement, water usage, and greenhouse gas emissions in Los Angeles. Global Green would like to finalize this pilot program and expand this comprehensive food rescue system that provides a sustainable solution to both hunger and environmental challenges.
Golden State Opportunity
Helping Angelenos Access Services and Thrive
GSO will help hard-working Angelenos access the resources they need to take care of their families and improve their financial resiliency. Working with our broad coalition of community partners, GSO will leverage our proven outreach and education model to provide the information and support Angelenos need to claim the millions of dollars available via tax credits, stimulus checks, and public benefit programs. This will provide families with the ability to buy food, pay rent, spend time with their children, and lead healthier and happier lives.
Harvest All Resource Center (HARC)
The Nia Intentional Living Opportunity Youth Project (NILOY)
We seek support for Opportunity Youth (OY) ages 16-24, in attaining: access to mental health services; social and emotional well-being & life skills; enhanced social connections; and college and/or career engagement. We will target OY living in South LA and pursue opportunities for such youth in the LAX area. OY will receive intensive mental health support and self-management skills for positioning for sustained success in college and/or career pursuits; and access services and opportunities provided by LA2050 partners and LAX area businesses.
Heal the Bay
Heal the Bay's River Report Card
Heal the Bay’s River Report Card (RRC) protects the health of Angelenos who enjoy freshwater swimming and recreation areas by providing water quality information during the hot summer months. Funds will support the training of community college students in bacterial water quality monitoring, the development of state-of-the-art public notification tools, and a targeted outreach campaign for communities living near these sites. The RRC will also be used to identify water quality problems in the region and advocate for improvements.
Hollywood Food Coalition
Hollywood Food Coalition "Food Hub"
The Hollywood Food Coalition has been addressing food insecurity for 33 years by providing hot, nutritious meals to the hungry and homeless every night of the year. Our food recovery program now rescues more food then we can serve - up to 6,000 pounds a week - and we share this food with fellow social service agencies that need help with their own food programs. We want to expand by building L.A.’s first “Food Hub”, designed to better connect excess food with hungry Angelenos in need.
HOMEplace @ YJC
In the first annual HOMEplace Fellowship, Liberation Arts Community Health Strategists innovate replicable interventions for internal, interpersonal, and collective freedom from internalised and enforced systemic oppression. HOMEplace grants cohort members monthly housing subsidies to create BATJC-inspired pods of first-responders in their chosen families, support unhoused Survivors with resource navigation, and lead monthly Participatory Action Research workshops as community events to tenaciously blossom impact in both quantity and quality.
Huarache Farms LLC
Huarache Farms: Building Transparent Cooperative Backyard Farms
With this funding, Huarache Farms will dramatically expand our current growing capacity. This will allow us to begin selling at three additional farmers’ markets and deliver food to a far greater portion of LA County. We will reinvest in our community through on-the-job education. Our training will enable new farmers to provide for themselves and their communities. The willingness and workforce is there; our ability to provide affordable and healthy food is limited only by our capacity to expand.
Information and Referral Federation of LA County (DBA 211 LA)
LA Homeless Resource Portal
211 LA proposes the development of an online Homeless Resource Portal where homeless service providers and community-based partners in LA County can share and request needed items for homeless families they serve. The user-centric resource portal will also simplify access for homeless individuals and provide real-time availability of resources and basic needs to become self-reliant contributors in their communities.
International Association for Human Values
Nonviolence Ambassadors of LA
We will train 100 former gang members from across all neighborhoods of LA as Ambassadors of Nonviolence. The participants will be equipped with profound breath and meditation practices to heal themselves from trauma as well as with novel strategies to improve communication and conflict resolution skills. Graduates will be empowered to train community members in nonviolence practice and will host a Peace Innovation Summit in 2021 to promote entrepreneurial solutions to the socio-economic challenges in their communities.
Jenesse Center, Inc.
Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program
The continuum of life saving culturally sensitive programs and services that include a 24-Hour Hotline; 45-day Emergency Shelter and 24-month Transitional Housing; Fully Staffed Legal Service Center; Children/Youth Programs and Services; Trauma Informed Care; Mental Health Services; Employment Services/ Education and Training Programs; and Medical, Housing, and Public Benefits Advocacy. All services are confidential, provided in English and Spanish, and free of charge. Jenesse provides services 24 hours per day 365 days per year.
Kingdom Causes Bellflower
A place to live, a place to work, a place to belong.
Through increased volunteer mobilization, Kingdom Causes Bellflower will launch a life skills program called “Strong Neighbors” for homeless and low-income neighbors. The program will empower people through workshops with topics like money management, life transitions, outdoor survival, self-defense, waste management, employment and increasing income, authority interaction, organization of belongings, and property law. Classes will equip individuals with skills to help cope with life on the street, as well as increase preparedness for housing.
Community Scale Composting across L.A County
LA Compost’s programs serve individuals with home composting opportunities, communities with education and access to a decentralized network of composting infrastructure, and the broader Los Angeles County area through regional sites for organics processing, compost creation, and continued education. By establishing new composting communities throughout Los Angeles, we will further reduce food waste, empower local food production, and regenerate land for climate resilience.
LA Forward’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
LA Forward is seeking support for our COVID-19 crisis response work, which to date has included crisis response guides, policy development, digital mobilization, and helping to launch and coordinate the Healthy LA Coalition of over 250+ local organizations proposing concrete solutions to the many hardships caused by the pandemic. Our next goal is to organize middle class renters and homeowners who previously felt secure but are now on the brink, and make common cause with working class communities who have long struggled — lifting everyone up.
LIFT’s Family Goal Fund: Moving Money into the Hands of Families who Need it Most
LIFT’s Family Goal Fund is designed to help parents build a small buffer. Not just in times of crisis like COVID-19, but to withstand the daily stressors that come with living in poverty and accelerate their progress towards long-term goals. As parents persist through LIFT’s coaching program, they receive $150 every three months that they can spend in any way they see fit— be it making a rental payment, starting an emergency savings fund, or paying for a vocational licensing exam on their path to a higher paying job.
Los Angeles Room & Board
This grant will support our Open Spaces project, allowing us to sponsor 50 community college students with a stable place to live, learn, and grow. Open Spaces fosters partnerships with college student housing programs to reimagine the use of their vacant dorm rooms to provide stability to community college students experiencing housing insecurity. Supportive programs such as academic mentorship, tutoring, and job readiness will get students to self-sufficiency, and equip them with tools for success both inside and outside of the classroom.
Los Angeles Investigative Reporting
Mother Jones will expand our coverage and reporting resources in Los Angeles, going deep on the biggest stories--around Affordable Housing, Homelessness, Access to Healthy Food, Immigration, and other important issues--of the moment that impact Angelenos.
Move LA, a project of Community Partners
Boulevards of Opportunity for Affordable Housing
Our “Boulevards of Opportunity for Affordable Housing” project will promote policies enabling affordable multifamily housing in mixed-use developments with robust urban greening and bike/pedestrian improvements along commercial boulevards served by zero-emission bus rapid transit (BRT). We will reach out to advocates, cities, and agencies to create an implementation strategy, and find a city or Council of Governments willing to begin a process that would result in a model boulevard of opportunity, stage symposiums and publish a how-to manual.
My Friends House, Inc.
Food Pantry Selection Driven by Health Need
Many Food Pantries in Los Angeles are well supplied due to outstanding Regional Food Banks and generous restaurants. How well matched is the food to the true nutritional needs of food pantry clients? By searching medical records, emergency room visits, and doing blood tests, our goal is to identify true nutritional deficiencies and work to meet that specific need.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County
The Sustainable Communities Initiative
Utilizing a place-based, collective-impact approach to comprehensive community development, SCI provides a wide array of services and resources that help mitigate social, economic, health and environmental stressors that have historically caused barriers for LMI community members to fully thrive in their communities. As the cornerstone of SCI, the NHS Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) serves as a “one-stop-shop” for community empowerment.
Novus Think Tank
BYOM - Bring Your Own Mug
Novus Think Tank is seeking support for a community-based living and food insecurity project called BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug). Visitors are encouraged to bring their own mugs to enjoy a coffee, and volunteer in our community garden in exchange for discounted produce or rent subsidization. Visitors are also invited to engage in BYOM's online community, where access to healthy recipe videos and forums can be found.
ONEgeneration Shared Housing Project
ONEgeneration’s Shared Housing project expands critical current housing support efforts aimed at reducing the number of people facing housing insecurity by matching older adults with intergenerational groups and individuals who are seeking companionship, independence, support and affordability. In addition to helping reduce the effects of isolation and loneliness, the Shared Housing project will reduce incidences of homelessness and will include a detailed matching process and ongoing case management to address related obstacles.
Peer Health Exchange
Empowering LA's Youth to Make Healthy Decisions
With LA2050’s support, Peer Health Exchange will train nearly 315 college student volunteers to teach a 14-week skills-based health program to over 3,350 9th grade students in under-resourced communities across LA. Through our skill-based curriculum we aim to increase help-seeking behavior for high school students experiencing poor mental health.
Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center
Child and Family Development Center: Nurture In Nature Project
Nurture In Nature assesses the impact of wilderness outings on mental health and well-being of two low income groups: a) child welfare referred mothers/caregivers of children zero to 5 and b) children and families living in a large public housing facility (Mar Vista Gardens). By getting young children out in nature and providing parents with opportunities to bond and create memories with their children, we aim to provide opportunities to experience respite from daily stressors, and connect with other families in a supportive environment.
Urban $marts LA
Urban $marts LA helps homeowners struggling to make ends meet and putting themselves at risk of losing their homes, prepare for building new affordable rental units in their backyards. Our trusted, experienced and caring team educates them as they navigate the entire process with confidence. The information is presented in a framework that leverages learning and transformation so homeowners take action, taking charge of their finances while providing safe and affordable housing.
Roots & Wings Institute of Social and Emotional Learning
The Good Life Academy: Helping LA Teens Get the Support they Need to Live Their Best Life
The Good Life Academy is a virtual platform that will provide free online psychological support for teens and parents throughout LAUSD. We offer evidence-based text and online therapy, shown to be as effective as live psychotherapy. Our courses teach psychological and social and emotional tools such as how to: reduce anxiety and depression, achieve your goals and develop a growth mindset. This model raises the future to its highest potential by implementing data-driven psychological change that is trauma-informed, evidence-based and valued.
Saban Community Clinic
Expanding Healthcare Access for All
Saban Community Clinic (SCC) will soon open its new Family Health Center in Los Angeles. The Center will provide valuable, quality health care to thousands of families regardless of immigration status or ability to pay, including those who are living below the poverty line. The Clinic operates in a medically under-served area and will include medical, dental and behavioral health services, as well as nutrition counseling. The entire clinic will have a special focus on pediatric care to ensure local children are set on a healthier path.
Safe Parking LA, a Project of Community Partners
Neighbors for Home
Safe Parking LA seeks support for Neighbors for Home, a grassroots community engagement initiative that mobilizes local residents to act around the problem of vehicular homelessness in their own neighborhoods. In partnership with LA’s Neighborhood Councils, lot partners, and other local groups, SPaLA will activate a series of volunteer opportunities to support organizational capacity, promote positive interactions with people who live in their vehicles, and build change-making communities dedicated to solving the problem of homelessness.
Safe Place for Youth, a project of Community Partners
Safe Pods for Youth
Using existing and ready-to-move in housing provided by PodShare’s co-living model, Safe Pods for Youth offers a low-cost and immediate solution to the youth homelessness crisis. Building off of SPY’s Host Home Program, which invites community volunteers to serve as short-term hosts for young people experiencing homelessness, Safe Pods for Youth galvanizes community sponsors to fund short-term pods for $28 a night. While living in pods, youth will work with SPY to find employment, enroll in school, and locate permanent housing.
San Pedro Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels Does More Than Deliver Food
Current kitchen location built in the 1950’s. Fresh meals made Monday-Friday all year. Old, industrial appliances need replacement. Increase clients served from approximately 40/day to 200/day especially in response to Corona-19 issues. Increase volunteers from approximately 10/day to approximately 30/day. Funding for food, reusable/recyclable containers and additional materials to increase all operations. Add new programs such as Ani-meals, library services, craft tasks for clients.
Share Our Strength
No Kid Hungry California - Breakfast After The Bell
California is 28th in the country for the number of children who are eligible, but not receiving school breakfast. More than half the state’s breakfast need is in the LA Area, which includes dense urban poverty and isolated regions with food deserts. We are currently partnering with schools in LA County to expand access and participation for breakfast by implementing “Breakfast After the Bell" and making breakfast a part of the school day. Our goal is to increase breakfast participation over the next year in 20-30 schools throughout LA County.
With this grant, we seek to enhance our outreach, marketing, and staffing capabilities to have a greater impact on Southern California as a whole. Our priorities at this time include putting an end to neighborhood drilling throughout LA county, supporting the rights of indigenous groups, finding renewable energy solutions to fight climate change, putting pressure on Chase Bank to #stopthemoneypipeline that's destroying the Amazon, and educating/informing Angelenos about climate change via our podcast EcoJustice Radio.
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs
Bringing LA's Green New Deal to Our Neighborhoods
With COVID-19, growing awareness of the role that the environment plays in pandemics, and more appreciation for the role of government and the importance of community, we have an opportunity to leverage this moment and help LA work toward sustainability. We will conduct outreach throughout the neighborhood council (NC) system, educating people about the parallels between this crisis and the climate crisis, and provide NCs with the tools to identify and implement the changes we can and must make in order to be more resilient and sustainable.
Southern California Public Radio/KPCC/LAist
How To New LA
LAist is uniquely positioned to help our community navigate the new normal. You will never hit a paywall on our site and we’re known for fact-checked, calm reporting that’s delivered in conversational language everyone can understand. As a national leader in engaged journalism, we’re also known for responding to direct questions from readers. We will take those traditions and the trust we’ve already built to transform our “How To LA” guide into a “How To New LA” guide, serving a critical need as our city recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sprouts of Promise Foundation
LA Farmers' Market Coalition
We would like to establish a Los Angeles Farmers' Market Coalition. This Coalition will unite farmers' markets across LA, both affluent markets and those serving in food deserts, facilitating the sharing of information and resources. Markets will unite to address challenges to food access, such as COVID-19. To create social media campaigns and share program ideas. In times of need, markets will respond to issues affecting consumers, farmers and markets with one voice and will connect with Neighborhood Councils for greater community integration.
Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE)
Eviction Prevention Tool, During Coronavirus and Beyond
This project will prevent homelessness caused by illegal evictions by connecting tenants at risk of displacement to newly-available eviction prevention resources. The new LA County Eviction Defense program provides low-income tenants access to a free lawyer for eviction cases. SAJE and JustFix will create an online tool that links eligible tenants to these resources and conduct an outreach/education campaign informing tenants. In the coronavirus era, online resources are critical to making essential services available to the most vulnerable.
Get Out From Under The Table Payroll
Create a website and app to educate the public on how to pay household worker/nanny tax including: how to sign up, what are the costs, payroll calculations, and education on the importance of paying taxes for workers and what those workers do not receive if they are paid under the table.Along with this we will have set up a "LA Tour" of live educational sessions at local schools to reach those who are currently not adhering to the law or are thinking of hiring a household worker. We'll show them how easy and inexpensive it is to follow the law.
The Dream Center Foundation
Dream Center Crisis Relief
Dream Center programs aim to meet the basic needs of the surrounding community and support vulnerable families in their transition toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Every month, over half a million pounds of food gets distributed to various communities through Dream Center programs such as Foster Care Intervention, Food Truck outreach, and the Carey Kitchen, as well as through other service-led organizations partnering with our food pantry. Additionally, we are now actively responding to the need caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
The GroundTruth Project, home of Report for America
Report for Los Angeles
In 2020, Report for America will field four full-time 'corps members' - emerging journalists - who will report on under-covered communities and topics in the greater Los Angeles area: environment and sustainability; homelessness, affordable housing, and development; education and young people; transportation; and minority communities. In partnership with existing local news organizations, we will ensure Los Angeles has the local news it needs and deserves to inform more equitable community growth and development for all people.
The Heart Touch Project
Filling the gap for non-phamacological interventions for pain management in our current healthcare system
The LA2050 Grants Challenge support would support Heart Touch to play an important role in filling the unmet need for non-pharmacological interventions for pain management in the healthcare system. As a leader in the field of massage therapy, Heart Touch is poised to lead the effort to train healthcare providers in non-pharmacological treatment strategies for those dealing with chronic pain. With your support, the LA-based Heart Touch will be able to lead the nation-wide effort to use compassionate touch therapy in filling this unmet need.
The Midnight Mission
Recovery from Homelessness to Self-Sufficiency
The Midnight Mission (TMM) offers a variety of programs for homeless individuals & families, the goal of which is to give program participants the tools needed to achieve & maintain self-sufficiency with the goal of preventing future homelessness. Program graduates are now living healthy lives, working successfully in the community, reunited with their families and living in permanent housing. We feel LA2050 Goals of LIVE fit perfectly within TMM’s current programs.
The SeaChange Agency
Stand Up for the Ocean
The SeaChange Agency’s “Project Stand Up for The Ocean” reduces LA’s water pollution by increasing the amount of trash removed from the Santa Monica Bay this year by 400%. The project also prevents future water pollution by educating & empowering hundreds of underserved youth and young adults to stand up on paddle boards and become the environmental activists of tomorrow, leading this work to 2050 and beyond. #WeSaveTheOceans #WeSaveTheWorld #WeSaveOurselves
The Urban Homestead
The Urban Homestead Radio Podcast
In three short years, with over 65,000 individual episodes downloaded, the response to the Urban Homestead Radio Podcast has already been tremendous. All grant support and organizational assistance will go to resource a deeper, richer production; and a more reliable, frequent, and interactive show. Episodes feature garden and homesteading deep dives, interviews with luminaries of sustainability, and our seasonal garden and urban homesteading updates with tips and tricks our listeners can use to improve their sustainability and health.
The Wellness Arts Collective
Community Health + Wellness
We strive to obtain funding that will expand our existing pro-bono psychotherapy & wellness services for folks in the community that are unable to pay. Additionally, we would like to continue to provide free venue space to health & wellness educators and practitioners -specifically, women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or (im)migrant -identifying facilitators- to extend (additional free or low-cost offerings) to the community who might not otherwise have such access.
U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles
The LA Healthy Building Alliance
USGBC-LA is launching a Healthy Building Alliance for the L.A. Region to create a commitment that building owners, tenants, & individuals can make to provide healthy, resilient space to live, work, & play. It entails 5 simple principles around building & occupant health: Indoor Air Quality, Inspire Movement, Access to Nature, Green Cleaning, & Water Testing. The goal: create commitment, generate valuable data, & provide resources to support the journey for all Angelenos to experience healthy environments.
United Parents and Students
United Parents and Students: Strengthening Access to High-Quality Supermarkets in Low-Income Communities Across Los Angeles
UPAS will partner with the American Heart Association and California FreshWorks to improve access to high-quality, fresh and affordable foods in underserved communities across Los Angeles. We will support LA County in adopting a Healthy Food Financing Initiative that incentivizes stores to offer nutritious food options and encourages healthy food businesses to set up shop in high-need areas, creating opportunities for better local health outcomes and food access while also increasing employment opportunities and promoting economic development.
Unycyn Civic Arts
Flowproject.la Neighborhood Resiliency Garden (NRG)
Neighborhood Resiliency Gardens (NRG) provide opportunities for STEAM education and a canvas for public art. In collaboration with the Marine Science Magnet at San Pedro High School Olguin Campus, Our first NRG will provide a project-based learning curriculum integrating science, technology, and the arts. Using the Resilience Lab’s WEDEW, our NRG will provide renewable energy, water and biochar for an off-the-grid source of water & energy, enhanced food production, self-reliance, climate adaptation and community relief when a disaster strikes.
Launching Urban Possibilities Classes Online
Increase job readiness for homeless job seekers sheltering in place at LA Mission with digital 12-week empowerment program using writing and theater. Students perform original pieces for online graduation followed by live talk back and e-book. This pilot program can be adapted for much wider use.
Valley InterCommunity Council
Live Better: Helping Low-Income Seniors Not Only Survive, But Thrive
VIC provides 308K+ nutritious meals annually to low-income San Fernando Valley seniors (97% of clients) at 19 locations, including 4 ViC senior centers. For those unable to prepare meals due to illness, homebound seniors (44%), those looking for a social experience, our programs fight not only food insecurity, but isolation and loneliness, which can have detrimental, even fatal consequences. A grant will help seniors thrive by providing nutritionally balanced meals, socialization (post-COVID19), case management, transportation, and more.
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services
Remote Mental Health Services
Vista Del Mar provides counseling and case management services throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. More than 80% of our clients are from low-income households, and do not have the means to travel to our campus in West Los Angeles for face-to-face therapy. While online therapy provides an opportunity for us to reach these clients, we must first upgrade our technology to enable us to provide video counseling and other online services.
Young Adult Food Security Initiative
Young adults in Los Angeles face persistent insecurity in access to both food and health care. This insecurity is made worse by deficits in both information about and uptake of available health benefits, such as Medi-Cal, and food benefits, such as Cal-Fresh. YI seeks support to expand the scope of its proven Barbershops campaign, previously focused on Medi-Cal only - to better connect young people from the Black and Latinx communities in Los Angeles County to the health and nutritional benefits for which they are eligible.
We are seeking support in taking our platform through Launch into it's initial Customers and Donations.