Some of the money that the Earth Day Festival raises each year goes to providing Educational Grants and Awards that support area environmental school projects.
Our grant program was established in honor of Fran Abbott. Fran was a staunch protector of the environment and was dedicated to mentoring young people throughout San Joaquin County. Fran lived her life enthusiastically and to its fullest prior to her passing in 2008. As tribute to her dedication and tireless efforts in mentoring young people, the Earth Day Festival Organizing Committee initiated this grant program in her name for students and teachers to promote environmental education in schools throughout our community.