The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to promote and support high-quality educational programs that help children and youth understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences designed to engage them in active hands-on projects that improve the environment in their schools and communities.
Grants are intended to serve as a means of bringing environment-based education to schools and inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities. The foundation will fund unique and innovative projects that do not precisely match the grant guidelines but otherwise promote the foundation's mission of hands-on environmental activities.
The foundation makes grants to schools and nonprofit environmental and educational organizations in the U.S. with annual operating budgets of less than $3 million. Preferential consideration will be given to requests seeking seed funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50 percent matching or in-kind funding for their projects. On occasion, the foundation will consider grants of up to $2,500.
See the CPF website for complete program guidelines and the online application form.