UA Green Fund

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 $400,000 each year to support projects that make the UA a more sustainable place to live, work, and learn.

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. The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice provides additional funding via the usual Annual Grant and Mini Grant funding process for projects that provide 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 in mid-September and ends in 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 can be found here.

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

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Mini Grants
Mini Grants fund projects up to $2,000. Applications are accepted from mid-September through March, or until all funds have been allocated for the academic year. All funds must be used within 6 months of notification, or by June 30th. The Green Fund can allocate up to $30,000 per Fiscal Year for Mini Grant Projects. The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice will allocate up to $5,000 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 in July. The Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice will allocate up to $10,000 for Annual Grant Projects.


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Important Information

Funding Source

Since 2017, co-funding has been graciously provided by the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice.

Coming from student tuition, some $400,000 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.


Important Dates

September 1, 2018

Start accepting Mini-Grant Applications 


October 31, 2018

Final reports are due 


October 19, 2018 3pm-4pm

Open Meeting 

El Portal - Saguaro Room 

Open Meeting to where committee votes on PARs and Mini-Grants 


November 1, 2018 

Start accepting Annual Grant Applications 


November 16, 2018 3pm-4pm

Open Meeting 

El Portal - Saguaro Room 

Open Meeting to where committee votes on PARs and Mini-Grants 


January 25, 2019 3pm-4pm

Open Meeting 

El Portal - Saguaro Room 

Open Meeting to where committee votes on PARs and Mini-Grants 


January 28, 2019 @ 11:59pm

Stop accepting Annual Grant Applications

Start accepting Green Fund Committee Applications 


March 15, 2019 3:30pm-5:30pm

Open Meeting 

El Portal - Saguaro Room 

 Annual Allocation Meeting 


March 31, 2019 @ 11:59pm

Stop Accepting Green Fund Committee Applications


April 5, 2019 3pm-4pm

Open Meeting 

El Portal - Saguaro Room 

Open Meeting to where committee votes on PARs, Mini-Grants, and Green Fund Committee Interviews


April 26, 2019 3pm-4pm

Open Meeting 

El Portal - Saguaro Room 

Open Meeting to where committee votes on PARs