The Goldhirsh Foundation announced winners for its annual My LA2050 Grants Challenge Tuesday, a $1 million grant competition to source creative ideas about shaping the future of Los Angeles. The 12 winning organizations will receive grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to implement projects in 2017 designed around themes that make Los Angeles the best place to learn, create, play, connect, and live.

The projects were crowd sourced in an online grants challenge that invited both for-profit and non-profit organizations in Los Angeles to submit proposals that would shape a brighter future for Angelenos.

“We are energized by the diversity of proposals selected for grants this year,” said Tara Roth, president at Goldhirsh. “From San Pedro to Lancaster, these organizations are authentic to the communities they serve. They tap into the collective consciousness of Angelenos to solve local challenges in a way that is impactful and creative.”

Among the organizations receiving grant funds are AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, which will receive $100,000 to leverage its STEM network to provide middle school students with ocean-based learning, and the California Institute of Technology, which will receive $100,000 for its

Cleantech 2 Edtech program, which explores clean energy and water technologies. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a research-based organization working with the entertainment industry to improve gender balance in media to empower women and girls, will receive $25,000 to provide scholarships and mentorship opportunities for 50 girls ages 13-18 to participate in their See Jane Salon Series.