Grants Advisory Board for Youth

Supporting young people as they serve the causes they care about

The Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY) supports area youth by developing their knowledge of philanthropy and community-building skills through service learning. The program sparks young people's interests in giving and taking action on issues that are important to them, and encourages local youth to join with us to help make our community a better place.

Each year, GABY grants thousands of dollars to youth-led projects at nonprofits and schools throughout the Sacramento region that represent a diverse array of community needs — from producing care packages for LGBTQI+ homeless youth to bringing environmental education to children who have limited opportunities to explore wild places.

Members of the Grants Advisory Board for Youth at the program's annual convening.

Our GABY program offers local young people opportunities to lead and serve. 

Learn about our philanthropy initiative that supports it

Created in 2003 to help area youth develop their knowledge of philanthropy and engage in service learning, GABY has granted over $500,000 to more than 300 youth-led projects.

During the 2021-2022 program year, the GABY board distributed grants to five youth-led projects totaling of $5,000. The funding made possible projects expressive of the theme "Youth Leading Sustainable and Equitable Education and Wellness Programs."

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