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Grants to California Youth Teams for Projects Focused on Education and Wellness

Grants Advisory Board for Youth (GABY) Grants


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Geographic Focus
USA: California: Counties of Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, and El Dorado

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/20/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $500 to California youth teams sponsored by a nonprofit organization or school for projects focused on education and wellness in eligible counties. Funding is intended for youth-led projects that promote sustainability and equity. Projects must take place in one of the following counties: Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, or El Dorado.

Projects Must:

  • Respond to the theme of:  “Youth-led community programs rooted in equity which support the development or education of youth.”
  • Involve youth in meaningful leadership and decision-making roles, so that they are regarded as resources, not just recipients of services.
  • Develop youths' 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 planners.

Eligible uses of funding:

  • "Materials" or "supplies" cover physical items you will most likely use up in order to complete your project.
  • "Equipment" includes items that will likely last beyond the term of the project (i.e. books, software, cameras, etc.). 
  • "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. 
  • "Communications/outreach" includes postage, printing, design, and other costs for producing publications or fees associated with marketing/media coverage.


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 with 501(c)(3) certification from the government.

Pre-Application Information
- GABY Grants Launch: March 3, 2023
- GABY Grants Close: March 20, 2023, at 5:00 pm (PST)
- GABY Awardee Acceptance Videos Due: April 8, 2023
- Final Showcase: May 20, 2023
- Final Reports Due: June 30, 2023

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants of up to $500 will be made. A grant request for the full amount of $500 will need to be very specific regarding the results of the grant and the cost.

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

Sacramento Region Community Foundation
955 University Avenue, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 921-7723

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