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Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY) Grants

Grants to California Youth Teams for Equity-Related Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/06/19 5:00 PM (PST)


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Grants of up to $750 to California youth-led teams sponsored by a nonprofit organization or school to promote equity-related causes in local counties. Funding is intended to support projects involving supervised youth ages 10-19 that address the needs of underrepresented communities. Eligible counties include Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, and El Dorado.

The Foundation is pleased to announce the Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY) is now accepting proposals for the 2019-2020 school year! This year's theme is "Equity Empowered by Youth-led Change." GABY is looking to support projects that meet a need found in the community and provide support to historically or currently underserved populations. Projects that amplify existing projects or organizations to increase their reach or sustainability are encouraged.

Grantees are required to attend the Grantee Award Ceremony on February 1, 2020 and Final Grantee Convening on April 4, 2020 as a part of the requirements of receiving a grant. Please note, this event takes place in Sacramento County and grantees are responsible for arranging their own transportation.

Your project must:

  • Involve youth in meaningful leadership and decision-making roles, so that they are regarded as resources, not just recipients of services. See "Hart's Ladder of Young People's Participation":
  • Develop youth’s problem solving, planning, and other life skills to prepare them to take on adult roles and responsibilities
  • Connect youth to their own communities so that they can become knowledgeable and contribute to their own communities
  • Promote interaction and cooperation among youth and between youth and adults
  • Impact youth in the community, not just the project planner
  • Respond to the theme of "Equity Empowered by Youth-led Change"
  • Take place in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer or El Dorado County

Things a GABY Grant Can Pay For:

  • Materials or supplies cover physical items you will most likely use up in order to complete your project. For example: refreshments, art supplies, prizes, decorations, equipment or space rental, etc.
  • Equipment includes items that will likely last beyond the term of the project. (i.e. books, software, cameras, etc.) The agency sponsor will own the equipment after the end of the grant.
  • Travel includes bus passes, auto rental, or other transportation costs within the eligible counties.
  • Professional services include fees paid for speakers, entertainers, trainers or other professionals hired as a part of your project. This does not include payment of fees to the youth team members.
  • Communications/outreach include postage, printing, design and other costs for producing publications or fees associated with marketing/media coverage.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162783

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $750 will be made. A grant request for the full amount of $750 will need to be very specific regarding the results of the grant and the cost.

Term of Contract:

Projects Completed By: May 8, 2020

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Guidelines for your team:
- Your team is youth-led and involves youth as team members. Youth are defined as 10 to 19 years old.
- Your team includes supervision. Your team has an agency sponsor that is a nonprofit organization or a school. An agency sponsor is an organization that is legally recognized as a charity. They receive a special certification from the government called 501(c)(3).

Pre-Application Information:

GABY Grants Launch: October 31, 2019
GABY Grants Close: December 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm (PST)
GABY Awardee Convening: February 1, 2020
GABY Convening: April 4, 2020
Projects Completed By: May 8, 2020
Final Reports Due: May 22, 2020

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Register and apply online:

For questions in regards to the content of your proposal please contact GABY members at or

For questions in regards to using the online system please contact:

Phone: 916.921.7723

Sacramento Region Community Foundation
955 University Avenue, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95825

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Counties of Sacramento, Yolo, Placer or El Dorado