A Call To Action

       A Call To Action 

A small grant program for teachers and their students

Thank you to all those who applied to our small grants program in the 2021-2022 school year. 

Left to right: A Call To Action program coordinator, Trisha Meisler, Sonoma Water and participating teachers: Charlotte Mandrier, Santa Rosa French American Charter School; Jessica Brandenburg, Piner-Olivet Charter Middle School; Shannan Johnson, North Bay Met Academy; Ry Ulmer-Strack, Summerfield Waldorf School; Victoria McFarlin, Albert Biella Elementary School; Josh Motchar, Albert Biella Elementary School.

Not pictured: Mike Persinger, James Monroe Elementary School; Meaghan King, Slater Middle School; Marlena Hirsch, Piner High School; Allie Hartley, Brooks Elementary; Sophia Nguyen, Luther Burbank Elementary; Sorrel Allen, SunRidge Charter School

Several of the teachers who received grants from the A Call to Action program to address problems related to water or climate change were recognized at the inaugural Student Showcase event at Sonoma Clean Power's Advanced Energy Center in downtown Santa Rosa. Each teacher was awarded a small grant from $300 to $1,000 to support stewardship projects at their school. Stewardship projects included: composting, water catchment, aquaponics, garbage sorting, gardening, water filling stations, and plastic pollution education. It’s teachers like these that go above and beyond to show students how to make a positive difference. 

 Interested in participating in the 2022-2023 school year? 

We will be offering another round of grants to teachers and their students for the 2022/2023 school year.  This program supports solution-focused projects related to water or climate change.  With this program we hope to inspire a sense of ownership and hopefulness in students as they work together to make a positive impact on a problem they have identified at their school or in their neighborhood. 

Who can apply?

Teachers in public, private, or home school situations in grades TK-12 in Sonoma and Mendocino counties and the City of Novato. Students in school clubs with a teacher advisor. Projects may include students from multiple classrooms and grades. 

How much is available?  

Teachers can request up to $1,000 for their project. Checks will be made payable to the school or to an ASB account at the school. No checks will be made payable to individuals. We aim to support projects from across our service areas and will prioritize applicants from as many different locations as possible.    

What is required for the application? 

To apply, you will need to fill out an Application (Google form) and a Project Timeline form (fillable PDF) linked below. The application asks for basic contact information and includes questions about the problem and proposed solution. 


First round of grants: Wednesday, October, 19, 2022 and if there's remaining funds the next deadline is Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

For questions about this program, email the program coordinator

Our water and energy education programs are FREE, thanks to funding from these partners.