Captain Planet Foundation announces ecoTech™ Grant Program

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The Captain Planet Foundation’s ecoTech™ Grant program 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.

Donor Name: Captain Planet Foundation

Country: United States

State: All States

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/15/2022

Size of the Grant: $2,500


Originally developed in partnership with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and now funded with ongoing support from Voya Financial Foundation, ecoTech™ Grants are specifically offered 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.

The Foundation believes that technology can present innovative ways to address environmental challenges – and that when dealing with digital natives, they do their selves a disservice by asking them to unplug.

ecoTech Grants support projects that leverage technology to achieve greater or innovative environmental outcomes (this does not include simply adding iPads, tablets, or other smart devices to a project).

Examples of previous ecoTech™ Grant funded projects have involved: the integration of robotics and sensors to explore water bodies, collect data, and organize clean-ups; the development of aquaponic and hydroponic systems using arduinos and remote sensing; renewable energy design challenges; biotechnology research; nature-based design applications; and many others.

Funding Information

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

Eligibility Criteria

ecoTech Grants – Projects must:

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

For more information, visit ecoTech™ Grant.