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 closed as funding for FY16 has been exhausted. 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 closed. Learn more about Annual Grant proposals here.


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

March 2016

Project Managers and Green Fund Committee Members Meet.

March 30, 2016 @ 11:59pm
Submission period for 2016/2017 Green Fund Committee applications close.

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

April 25, 2016 @ 11:59pm
Last day to submit PARs.

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

August 31, 2016 @ 11:59pm
Final project reports due.