Captain Planet Foundation’s ecoTech Grants: Addressing Environmental Problems in the U.S.

Deadline: 15 January 2019

The Captain Planet Foundation is seeking applications for “ecoTech Grants” to engage children in inquiry-based, STEM-related projects that leverage technology and/or use nature-based design to address environmental problems in local communities.

ecoTech Grants were created to combat the notion that students needed to choose between “the screen” or “the green” and to encourage educators and students to explore the role technology can play in designing and implementing solutions to some of the most pressing environmental challenges.

Funding Information

Available as cash grants up to $2,500, these grants support the purchase of materials and other direct expenses required to implement the project.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant organizations eligible for monetary support through Captain Planet 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.

Eligible Projects

Projects must:

  • Be based in the U.S.
  • ntegrate the use of technology to address environmental problem (not just devices)
  • Be project-based
  • Be youth-led
  • Result in demonstrable environmental outcomes

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit ecoTech Grants.

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