Based on the critically-acclaimed animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, CPF was co-founded in 1991 by media mogul Ted Turner and producer Barbara Pyle. Since then, the Captain Planet Foundation has played a critical role in helping to ensure that the next generation of business leaders and policy makers are environmentally literate citizens who leverage technology and information to manage and protect the air, land, and water upon which all life depends.
CPF is a grant-making foundation that has funded over 2,000 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 25 countries internationally. More than 1.4 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects. In addition to its Small Grants Program, the Captain Planet Foundation also operates the following programs: Project Learning Garden, Project Hero, Planeteer Clubs, the Institute, SAGES, and a number of other science education initiatives that promote the intersections between technology, innovation, the environment and personal action.
We come to work every day to make a difference - to educate kids about the environment we all share and give them the tools they need to come to their own informed decisions. We then empower and encourage them to improve their world using project based learning strategies. This takes work, but we are a lean team dedicated to making it happen! With hard work comes great reward in knowing that all of the hours spent truly have an impact in moving our programs forward and reaching more kids, teachers, parents, and the planet.