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.
Our GABY program offers local young people 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 2020-2021 program year, the GABY board distributed grants to five youth-led projects totaling of $5,000. The funding made possible environmental education projects and multiple visual arts projects, all expressive of the theme "Promoting Adaptability and Rebuilding Through Community Equity."