Elevate SELA Finalists Announced!

Nineteen exceptional entries were submitted. Six judges reviewed and scored each application independently. The scores were aggregated by the Program Administrator and the top five—shown below— are eligible to move on to the voting round. As a reminder, there can be more than one match grant award so long as the total amount does not exceed $20,000. As you can see, this possibility exists given the funding amounts requested.


Project NameOrganizationProject Budget*
A New Leaf ProgramA Vision of Health $30,000
The Shower of HopeEnd Homelessness California$40,000
GrowGood’s Social Enterprise ProjectGrowGood, Inc.$40,000
Huntington Park Senior Lunch Wellness Program City of Huntington Park, Parks and Recreation$20,000
Teens N Fitness: Wellness Agents of ChangeChildren’s Hospital Los Angeles$10,000

What’s Next?

Beginning on February 28th at 12pm PST, online voting will begin for the five finalists. To ensure fairness, each voter will be allowed to vote for one project per day, and the voting page will randomly order the projects on the page for every voter each time she/he opens the page. Voting closes on March 14th and the winner is scheduled to be announced March 19th.