UA Green Fund

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The University of Arizona Green Fund is a unique approach to campus sustainability. Approved by the Board of Regents in 2010, the fund allocates up to $300,000 each year to support projects that make UArizona a more sustainable place to live, work, and learn.

Applications are now being accepted for Mini Grants. APPLY HERE.

Through its Annual Grants and Mini Grant programs, the Green Fund supports sustainability-related projects proposed by any member of the UA community, and encourages collaborations between students, faculty, and staff. In the past, the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice provided additional funding via the usual Annual Grant and Mini Grant funding process for projects that provided socially just solutions to environmental problems.

Notably, all grants are awarded by a committee of ten graduate and undergraduate students, which means the decisions behind this student-funded program are made by students.

The submission period for Mini Grant Proposals will begin soon and end mid-April (or until funding is exhausted).  Learn more about Mini Grant proposals here.

The Green Fund Rubric can be found here.

The Green Fund annual survey results: Student Services Fee and Green Fund Report 2019.pdf

Projects - A complete history of all Green Fund projects is available via the links below.

Which group of funding applications would you like to see?

Mini Grants
Mini Grants fund projects up to $2,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through March, or until all funds have been allocated for the academic year. All funds must be used within 6 months of notification and must be completed by June 30th. The Green Fund can allocate up to $30,000 per Fiscal Year for Mini Grant Projects. 

Annual Grants
Green Fund Annual Grants are accepted beginning in early November. There is no budget limit for Annual Grants, and projects can be accomplished over 1-3 years. Funds are available at the beginning of each academic year.

IMPORTANT DATES

January 31, 2021

Last day to submit Annual Grant Proposals. GF Committee applications accepted. 

February 5, 2021 

Green Fund Meeting, will review PAR’s & Mini Grants submitted by January 31, 2021. Applicants will be apprised of funding status via email.

March 26, 2021

Green Fund Meeting, will review Annual Grant Proposals, PAR’s & Mini Grants. PAR's and Mini Grants must be submitted by March 16, 2021. Applicants will be apprised of funding status via email.

April 1, 2021

Stop accepting GF Committee Applications. Applicants will be contacted for electronic interview.

April 30, 2021

Green Fund Meeting, will review PAR’s & Mini Grants submitted by April 14, 2021. Applicants will be apprised of funding status via email.

Apply For Funding

Funding applications are currently being accepted for Annual Grants.

Apply Here

Apply To Be A Board Member

Board Membership applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check back in January of 2021.

Important Information

Funding Source

Coming from student tuition, some $300,000 is allocated to the UA Green Fund each year.

As a student-funded program, Green Fund grants are available to any member of the UA community, from undergraduates to campus staff. Administering committee is overseen by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Funding procedures adhere to established UA business policies.