The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation™ is to give the next
generation of environmental stewards an active understanding
and love for the natural world in which they live.

For over twenty-five years, we have been activating generations of environmentally literate citizens empowered to protect and sustain the natural systems upon which all life depends. Through our four main program areas, Captain Planet Foundation™ invests in high-quality, solution-based projects that inspire and teach youth to become collaborators and agents of change.


Projects Funded


Kids Funded


Kids Impacted

We support youth-led solution-oriented projects that address environmental and community problems

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We work with schools to create sustainable garden programs to become outdoor learning laboratories

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We empower youth to help locally threatened and endangered species through Project Hero™

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We support educators with professional learning and materials to bring learning to life for their students

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Why We Do It

The environmental challenges facing the planet today and into the foreseeable future defy old answers and rote solutions. Climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss, population growth and migration, resource depletion, globalization – these changes present complex problems that demand a different set of skills from the next generation of global citizens.

They need to be able to: think critically and creatively; examine and explore situations; innovate and design workable solutions; see the relationship between local and global systems and action. And maybe, most importantly, they need to be citizens who are motivated and activated to care; who have learned to embrace their empathy and work together to create a sustainable, livable future for all inhabitants of the planet. These future leaders, professionals, scientists, and citizens are today’s PreK – 12th grade students. Captain Planet Foundation™ is committed to preparing them to be the positive agents of change required to create a life-sustaining civilization on this planet.

In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught. – Baba Dioum, conservationist, Senegal, Africa

Our Values


We have a strong bias for collaboration


We believe children benefit from experiences in nature


We recognize the value of biodiversity and respect for all life


We celebrate fun, optimism, and empowerment.