Foundation: Captain Planet Foundation; Opportunity: Environmental Small Grants; Funding Focus: Environment and education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards up to $2,500 each; Deadlines: Sept. 30. and Jan. 31 (2018).
Summary: The foundation funds and supports hands-on, environmental projects for children and youth. The objective is to encourage innovative programs to empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
There are two types of cash grants:
- ecoTech Grants support projects that leverage technology to achieve greater or innovative environmental outcomes (this does not include simply adding iPads, tablets, or other smart devices to a project). Available as cash grants up to $2,500, these grants support purchase of materials and other expenses required to implement the project.
- ecoSolution Grants are CPF’s broadest category of monetary support for youth-led environmental projects. Available as cash grants for $500 – $2,500, these grants support purchase of materials and other expenses required to implement the project.
CPF also provide non-cash support through the Project Learning Garden for school-based programs where educators use the garden as an onsite learning laboratory and as a way to integrate the gardens into youth-based nutrition programs and school cafeterias. Geographic emphasis is in the Atlanta Metro region (predominantly Atlanta, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett Public Schools), although other regions and school districts in the U.S. are included as initiatives of specific funding partners. Project Learning Garden provides gardens, materials, professional development, and capacity-building support valued at $3,000 per school.