Deadline: September 30, 2013
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 promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.
The Captain Planet Foundation will fund as many projects as its annual resources allow. All applicant organizations or sponsoring agencies must be exempt from federal taxation under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501, in order to be eligible for funding. (This includes most schools and non-profit organizations.)
September 30- typically for spring and summer projects
February 28- typically for fall and winter projects
Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to:
• Serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools
• Inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities.
Preferential consideration is given to requests seeking seed funding of $500 or less and to applicants 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 will on occasion consider grants up to $2,500. In the event a request exceeds $500, 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.
For more information, visit Captain Planet Foundation