Captain Planet Foundation
The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million.
Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to: To give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. Our unique program of funding and supporting hands-on environmental projects is designed to encourage innovative initiatives that inspire and empower children and youth around the world as they work individually and collectively creating environmental solutions in their homes, schools and communities.
Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to:
• Provide hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities for youth;
• Serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools;
• Have real environmental outcomes;
• Inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities.
Captain Planet Foundation will accept small grant requests<http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants> for amounts between $500 – $2,500. Preferential consideration is given to requests who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their projects. (Projects with matching funds or in-kind support are given priority because external funding is a good indicator of the potential for long-term sustainability of the activities.) Captain Planet Foundation may choose to fund a portion of the project budget that best fits within the foundation guidelines or contact an applicant for further discussion. Click here<http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/> to learn more about this grant and to access the application.
September 30th- typically for spring and summer projects
January 31st- typically for fall and winter projects