Captain Planet Foundation Grants – $250 to $2,500

Application deadline: May 31 – September 30 – January 15. Three grant rounds per year. The Captain Planet Foundation supports projects that promote environmental literacy through high-quality educational programs that engage children and youth in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Applications must be submitted CPF office by USMail or email.

Service Areas:  Massachusetts

Current Funding Opportunities

  • Grants from the Captain Planet Foundation are intended to serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, and inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship activities.
  • The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. 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.
  • 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).
  • Typical grant awards are for $500 or less. 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.
  • Applications are available for download on the program website. Completed applications must be mailed into the CPF office or emailed to grants@captainplanetfdn.org
  • Three grant rounds per year. Application deadlines are May 31, September 30, and January 15

Recent Awards: 

  • Franklin Park Coalition (Boston, MA) Awared $2,290 to create a Youth Conservation Crew
  • Belfry High School (Belfry, KY) Awared $500 to study the environmental impact of mountain top removal in coal mining


Contact Number: 404-522-4270