Captain Planet Foundation: ecoSTEM grants
The Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) supports educators and their work to facilitate youth-led projects that result in positive impacts to the environment of a school or community.
Captain Planet Foundation grants are intended 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
Captain Planet Foundation provides material support in the form of ecoSTEM Resource Kits. ecoSTEM Kits are curated material and activity kits organized by environmental theme (i.e., renewable energy, water quality, pollination, and earth soil & decomposition). ecoSTEM Kits provide a class set of materials that can be used and reused to carry out investigations, engineering design challenges, citizen science projects, and stewardship projects. ecoSTEM Resource Kits are available in the form of a material support grant.
Eligibility: Applicant organizations must be exempt from federal taxation under the IRS Section 501 , or have a fiscal sponsor that meets this criterion; and maintain an annual operating budget of less than $3 million.
Amount: ecoSTEM grants supply material support only. ecoSTEM kits are valued at approximately $300-$800 each.
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