The Sabes Foundation is a philanthropic family foundation dedicated to providing funding to health research, jewish causes, and educational endeavors. Charitable activities include:
- Initiated the dormant Jewish Film Festival after five years of inactivity. The Foundation provided a three-year grant of $100,000, with a follow-on contribution of $86,000 for capital improvements for the theater.
- Provided over $100,000 in contributions to the City of Stillwater in support of city festival events, including LumberJack Days, Fourth of July fireworks, and Charity Run.
- Provided $100,000 grant to The Blake School for the Highcroft Campus remodel and expansion.
- Provided over $750,000 in grants to the Howard Pulley annual national tournament for high school youth teams. This tournament provided high school youth ages 14-17 with the opportunity to meet and play against leading high school players from around the county.
- Provided a $50,000 grant to the Minnesota Minority Golf Association. Mr. Sabes served as a board member and sponsor to this association.
- Provided a $25,000 grant to the Jewish Studies lecture series chaired by the University of Minnesota.
- Provided a $300,000 grant commitment to the Jewish Arts and Humanities Department at the Sabes Jewish Community Center.
- Provided a $100,000 grant to the Howard Pulley Pro-Am Basketball League to help inner-city youths gain leadership opportunities.
- Provided a $25,000 grant to the X-Prize Foundation in support of space exploration.
- Provided a $25,000 grant to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
- Provided a $3,000,000 grant, over five years, to the Minneapolis Jewish Community Center. Honored with the naming of the Sabes Jewish Community Center.
- Provided a $1,250,000 grant, to the Adath Jeshurun synagogue to retire outstanding building mortgage. Honored with the naming of the Moe and Esther Sabes Campus.
- Provided a $50,000 gift to Metro State University Business School.
- Provided a $25,000 gift to Teen Challenge, in support of their drug rehabilitation programs.