The University of Arizona

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.

The submission period for Mini Grant proposals is currently open. 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. Learn more about Annual Grant proposals here.

FUNDING SOURCE

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.

Important Dates

January 25, 2016 @ midnight
Annual Grant applications due. Now accepting applications for 2016/2017 Green Fund Committee positions.

January 29, 2016
Public meeting to vote on PARs and Mini Grants.
10-11am, Picacho Room, SUMC

March 3, 2016
Annual Grant Allocation Public Meeting to vote on FY2017 project proposals.
5-8pm, Saguaro Room, El Portal (Northwest corner Highland/6th Street)

March 2016
Project Managers and Green Fund Committee Members Meet.

March 30, 2016 @ midnight
Submission period for 2016/2017 Green Fund Committee applications close.

April 07, 2016
Public meeting to vote on PARs and Mini Grants.
5-5:30pm, Saguaro Room, El Portal–Northwest corner Highland/6th.

April 21, 2016
Annual Green Fund Meet and Greet.
4-6pm, Saguaro Room, El Portal–Northwest corner Highland/6th.

April 25, 2016 @ midnight
Last day to submit PARs and Mini Grants.

May 6, 2016
Last Green Fund Open Committee public meeting to review PARs and Mini Grants.
10-11am, Picacho Room, SUMC

August 31, 2016 @ midnight
Final project reports due.