The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate the world through active, hands-on projects designed to improve the environment in their schools and communities.
The foundation intends its grants to serve as catalysts for getting environment- based education into schools and inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship.
The foundation primarily makes grants to schools and organizations in the U.S. with annual operating budgets of less than $3 million. To be eligible for funding, applicant organizations or sponsoring agencies must be exempt from federal taxation under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (this includes most schools and nonprofit organizations).
Preferential consideration is given to requests for seed funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50 percent matching or in-kind funding for their projects. The foundation will on occasion consider grants of up to $2,500.
Grant applications are typically accepted twice a year, with deadlines on February 28 and September 30.
Visit the Captain Planet Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines, application procedures, and an FAQ.
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