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 Grant 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. Notably, grants are also awarded by a committee of ten graduate and undergraduate students, which means the decisions behind this student-funded program are made by students.
A complete history of all Green Fund projects is available via the Proposals page on this site, including original proposals, progress reports, financial data, and any requests filed to change the parameters of a project mid-year.
More than 20 sustainability projects are now underway at the UA. Visit the University's Environment and Sustainability Portal to learn more about these initiatives. You'll find synopses of current projects, and profiles of the students, faculty, and staff who are making them happen.
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, and the 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.
The submission period for Mini Grant proposals is currently open and will remain open until 12:00pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Mini Grant proposals submitted at least 9 calendar days before an open meeting will be placed on the meeting agenda. Proposals submitted less than 9 calendars days before the next open meeting will be placed on the agenda the following month. Open meeting dates can be found on the calendar below. Learn more about Mini Grant proposals here.
The submission period for Annual Grant Preproposals is currently closed. Learn more about Annual Grant Preproposals here.
The submission period for Annual Grant Proposals is currently open and will remain open until 12:00am on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Learn more about Annual Grant proposals here.
Be sure to check this site for information on future opportunities to apply for funding. Our upcoming schedule is as follows: