The University of Arizona

Apply for Funding

Each year, the Green Fund Committee invites members of the UA community to submit applications for funding to help make innovative campus sustainability projects a reality. Offering two funding options–both Annual and Mini Grants–the Green Fund seeks to inspire students, staff, and faculty to propose solutions to sustainability challenges of any size and scope. Criteria for grants vary, but with a focus on sustainability and an emphasis on student involvement and campus collaboration, the Green Fund Committee has offered funding to projects in the past that worked to:

  • Increase the percentage of renewable energy used at the UA,
  • Improve energy efficiency of campus buildings,
  • Promote water conservation,
  • Reduce the amount of waste generated on campus,
  • Provide socially just solutions to environmental problems, and
  • promote education, research, and outreach initiatives directly related to environmental sustainability at the UA.

The Green Fund Committee looks to support any project offering innovative and collaborative solutions to the challenges above–or any other sustainability-related or social environmental challenge you can think of.

The Green Fund Committee recognizes that UA students are one of the University's most important resources for making a more sustainable campus. Priority will be given to projects promoting active student engagement and fostering collaboration between students, faculty, and staff–getting as many members of the UA community as possible working towards campus sustainability. Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environmental and Social Justice provides additional funding via the Green Fund Committee proposal process that specifically addresses the nexus between social and environmental challenges.

Annual Grants
Annual Grants begin and end according to the fiscal calendar year. In the interest of transparency, all applications regardless of funding status, will remain posted indefinitely for general audience viewing. Specific deadlines change slightly from year to year, so be sure to check this year's timeline on the Green Fund homepage.

For more information about Annual Grant requirements, and tips on crafting a perfect proposal, review these Annual Grants Application Details.

Mini Grants
Every academic year, the Green Fund Committee can designate up to $30,000 to be used to address off-cycle, time-sensitive sustainability projects happening around campus. With a maximum of $1,500 allocated to each project, recipients must use these Mini Grant funds within six months, or before July 30th, whichever comes first. Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environmental and Social Justice provides additional funding of $5,000 for mini grants that fall within the social environmental sphere.

Mini Grant proposals are accepted September to March each academic year, and should be submitted at least two months before the proposed project would begin. Any UA student or employee is welcome to apply.

For more information about Mini Grant requirements, review these Mini Grants Application DetailsIn the interest of transparency, all applications regardless of funding status will remain posted indefinitely for general audience viewing.