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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools for Youth-Led
Environmental Stewardship Education Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Captain Planet Foundation (CPF)

Deadline Date:

07/15/19 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to USA nonprofit organizations and schools for youth-oriented projects that promote environmental stewardship. Funding is intended to support youth-led, solution-oriented activities that result in genuine environmental outcomes in a school or a community.

The goals of these grants are to:
- Empower youth by providing hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities
- Inspire youth and communities to become agents of change for their environment
- Serve as a catalyst for education that uses the environment as a context for applied and STEM learning

Monetary support from CPF may be used for direct expenses associated with proposed projects.

Projects must:
- Be based in the U.S.
- Be solution-oriented
- Be project-based
- Be youth-led
- Result in demonstrable environmental outcomes

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178257

Estimated Size of Grant:

$500 – $2,500

Term of Contract:

Multi-year projects are not supported.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant organizations eligible for monetary support through the Foundation must:
- Be exempt from federal taxation under the IRS Section 501 (includes most schools and nonprofit organizations), or have a fiscal sponsor that meets this criterion.
- Maintain an annual operating budget of less than $3 million (only for nonprofits)

Ideally, the students should be a part of the entire process. However, at a minimum, the students must be the ones implementing the project.

Funds may not be used for:
- Capital or building campaigns, purchase of real estate, or endowments
- General operating expenses
- Salary or contract services
- Beautification or landscaping projects
- Travel costs or field trips that are not an essential part of the proposed project (if included, identify the purpose of the field trip under “project activities”)
- Scholarships
- Expensive equipment that can only be used once or by a few
- Promotional items such as t-shirts, flyers, postcards, etc.

Pre-Application Information:

There are two application periods:

Application Period: September 15th - January 15th
Notification: mid-March

Application Period: March 15th - July 15th 11:59 PM
Notification: Late September

Preference is given to requests that have secured match or in-kind funding commitments to support projects.

All Captain Planet Foundation grant applications are administered through the CPF Grant Portal.

More information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to apply online:

For questions about this application, please contact Kathy Lively at

Captain Planet Foundation, Inc.
133 Luckie Street, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-522-4270

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming