Supporting young people as they serve the causes they care about
The Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY) supports youth by developing their knowledge of philanthropy, skills for improving their community through service learning and resources for implementing youth-led projects. 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.
Our GABY program offers local youth the opportunities to lead and serve.
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 2019-2020 program year alone, the GABY board distributed grants to eight youth-led projects totaling of $6,300. The funding made possible environmental support projects, mental health campaigns, an outdoor youth camp, the creation of spaces for diverse populations, and opportunities to reduce waste and hydrate the community.