Grants Advisory Board for Youth

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.

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

Our GABY program offers local youth the 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 2018-2019 program year alone, GABY grants impacted nearly 20,000 people through the funding of 16 youth-led community projects.

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