GBL Foundation

Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Foundation Youth Volunteerism Grants

The Dylan Meier Get Busy Livin’ Foundation (GBL Foundation)  sponsors youth-volunteerism activities through an annual granting process. The desire to serve others has always been ingrained in the GBL philosophy.

As explained on its website, the GBL Foundation:

was established in 2011 to provide support for individuals and groups that embody the values that Dylan pursued: adventure, fitness, curiosity, generosity and a daily zest for life experiences.

Since 2016, the GBL Foundation has offered grants to eligible organizations to support youth-volunteerism activities. These grants provide up to $500 in reimbursement for future activities related to youth volunteerism, such as trash pickup, maintaining neighborhood parks, or assistance at hospitals or nursing homes.

GBL Foundation grants are only available to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, schools, units of government, and religious institutions. Applications are typically made available in the spring.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about GBL youth-volunteerism grants, contact Program Coordinator Sherri Stephens.

Grant Forms

Grant applications for 2021 were due by March 31. For 2021 recipients, the Grant Evaluation Report Form below is due one year after receipt of a GBL Youth Volunteerism grant.

Dylan’s Legacy of Volunteerism

Dylan began volunteering early in his life through sports and various activities, first as a Pittsburg Purple Dragon, then as a Kansas State Wildcat, a Dresden Monarch, and a Milan Rhino. He taught leadership, hard work, and camaraderie to all he came in contact with. 

Later he combined  his volunteering efforts with his love for adventure and travel by making his way across New Zealand working on organic farms (see the Captain Keith sailing story), as a painter, and as a waiter in an organic café, always seizing the moment and soaking up the beauty the fiords and the people of New Zealand had to offer. 

Past Recipients

We announce GBL Youth Volunteerism grant recipients in our newsletter and on our blog and Facebook page. You can follow the links below to read our announcements going back to 2016.