How We Spend
Captain Planet Foundation prides itself on efficient spending to maximize investment in support of our mission – engaging and empowering kids to become the next generation of Planeteers. In addition to grant dollars and donations, we receive generous in-kind support including rent, contract services, and other goods and services. Including these in-kind donations in our functional spending, 80 cents of every dollar raised goes directly into the programmatic work of the organization.
Captain Planet Foundation has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency.
We are also currently rated as a 3-star charity through Charity Navigator.
How We Invest
In addition to developing operating programs that provide direct service, Captain Planet Foundation also advances the role of environmental education in formal and informal ecoSTEM learning experiences by spotlighting and funding exemplary, replicable models that engage children in inquiry-based research and investigative activities with real environmental outcomes.
To that end, CPF regularly assesses the market to determine where the investment of programmatic resources, talent, and ideas will most efficiently and effectively produce desired environmental and youth empowerment outcomes – and then we raise money to bring those ideas into reality.
- Invest in the incubation of innovative environmental projects, designed by educators and implemented by kids, that result in measurable benefits to natural systems.
- Take the best ideas to scale through the development of outdoor living laboratories as instructional spaces and lessons tied to ecoSTEM learning.
- Take the best ideas to scale by developing tools and training that provide educators and students with the skills they need to apply scientific knowledge for the betterment of their communities and natural systems.