Captain Planet Foundation Grants

The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million.  International requests are also accepted, with preference given to international projects who have U.S.-based partners.

Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation and MUST have all three of the following to be considered for funding:

  • Be project-based;
  • Projects must be performed by youth; and
  • Projects must have real environmental outcomes.

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;
  • Inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities.

Captain Planet Foundation will accept small grant requests 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.

Funding/Grant Amount:
Application Deadline: September 30th for spring and summer projects / January 31st for fall and winter projects
Contact Details: Please do not contact the office for information about the status of your application.
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