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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Projects applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check back later.

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Important Information

Funding Source

New funding for Academic Year 2017, 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

January 29, 2018 @11:59pm

Stop accepting Annual Grant Proposal Applications.
Start accepting Green Fund Committee Applications.

March 16, 2018
Annual Allocation Open Public Meeting to vote on Annual Grants that were submitted by January 29, 2018 at 11:59pm.

The committee will also review Mini Grants and PAR’s that were submitted to GF site by Noon on 02.21.18.
Meeting: 3:30-5:30pm, El Portal Saguaro Room, Northwest corner Highland/6th Street.

March 31, 2018 @ 11:59pm
Stop accepting Green Fund Committee Member applications.

April 06, 2018
Open public meeting to vote on Mini Grants and PAR’s that were submitted to GF site by Noon on 03.28.18.
3-4pm, El Portal Saguaro Room, Northwest corner Highland/6th Street.

April 18, 2018 @ noon
Stop accepting Green Fund Mini Grant Applications.

April 27, 2018
Last open public meeting to vote on Mini Grants and PAR’s that were submitted to GF site by 5pm on 04.19.18.
3-4pm, El Portal Saguaro Room, Northwest corner Highland/6th Street.