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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation (Grantmaking)

Captain Planet Foundation

Project-based environmental learning strategies that bring education to life

four stars

94.69

133 Luckie Street Second Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (404) 522-4270   Web Site
EIN: 58-1959421

Board Leadership
Laura Turner Seydel
Chairperson

CEO
Leesa Carter-Jones
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.69 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Captain Planet Foundation works collaboratively to engage and empower young people to be ChangeMakers for the planet. For 30 years, we have been activating generations of environmentally literate citizens empowered to protect and sustain the natural systems upon which all life depends. CPF is both a grant-making foundation and a programmatic foundation. Through its small grant program, it has funded over 2,700 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 35 countries internationally. More than 1.6 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects. In addition to providing small grants, CPF operates the following programs: Project Learning Garden (providing schools with onsite learning laboratories and healthy food access); Project Hero (a web-based and project-based learning platform for students to save locally threatened species & ecosystems); and Changemakers.

The Captain Planet Foundation works collaboratively to engage and empower young people to be ChangeMakers for the planet. For 30 years, we have been activating generations of environmentally literate citizens empowered to protect and sustain the natural systems upon which all life depends. CPF is both a grant-making foundation and a programmatic foundation. Through its small grant program, it has funded over 2,700 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 35 countries internationally. More than 1.6 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects. In addition to providing small grants, CPF operates the following programs: Project Learning Garden (providing schools with onsite learning laboratories and healthy food access); Project Hero (a web-based and project-based learning platform for students to save locally threatened species & ecosystems); and Changemakers.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 24.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Captain Planet Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Captain Planet Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Captain Planet Foundation (GA) 94.69 four stars
Teton Science Schools (WY) 90.23 four stars
Earth Force (CO) 87.62 three stars
Environmental Research and Education Foundation (NC) 91.33 four stars
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 88.29 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,145,242
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $286,377
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,431,619
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,431,619
   Other Revenue $-53,294
TOTAL REVENUE $2,378,325
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,135,466
   Administrative Expenses $153,303
   Fundraising Expenses $83,535
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,372,304
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,021
   
Net Assets $728,810

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Grants $1,235,466 57.9%
Captain Planet Foundation $900,000 42.1%

Ratings History
Captain Planet Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 94.69 four stars
2018-06 02/01/2020 92.27 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 89.03 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.96 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 91.37 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 88.73 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 58-1959421
Name in IRS Master File CAPTAIN PLANET FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (350) Preservation of natural resources (conservation)
(379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
(927) Fundraising
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,111 5.10% Leesa Carter-Jones Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Captain Planet Foundation (GA) 94.69 four stars
North Cascades Institute (WA) 94.15 four stars
National Environmental Education Foundation (DC) 90.27 four stars
Second Nature (MA) 90.88 four stars
Center for Ecoliteracy (CA) 88.29 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Captain Planet Foundation
133 Luckie Street
Second Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
tel: (404) 522-4270
fax: (404) 522-4204
EIN: 58-1959421

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Board Leadership

Laura Turner Seydel
Chairperson

CEO

Leesa Carter-Jones
Executive Director

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