Captain Planet Offers Grants for Schools

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The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is 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.

The Foundation’s Small Grant program offers funding for innovative programs that inspire youth to participate in community service through environmental activities. Public schools and most nonprofits are eligible to apply for grants of $500-$2,500. The first deadline is January 31, 2016. That is around the corner, but there is a second funding cycle next year and that deadline is September 30, so if you miss this first one you will have another opportunity.

Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation and MUST have all 3 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.

For more details about this grant program and how to apply, visit their website.

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