Green Funds

Introduction

The Green Funds database aims to be a comprehensive listing of green and revolving funds for higher education institutions across the globe.

At a Glance

303
Total Resources
247
Organizations
4
Countries
45
U.S. States & Territories
7
Canadian Provinces

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303 resources

Green Student Initiative

  • Oklahoma State University (OK)

In the spring semester of 2010, the student body of Oklahoma State University had the option to vote on a referendum attached to the elections ballot for Student Government Association ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Green Engagement Fund

  • University of Southern California (CA)

The University of Southern California Green Engagement Fund (USCGEF) was created in 2014 to fund student-driven, innovative projects aimed at increasing sustainability at USC while increasing awareness in environmental stewardship ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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University Annual Fund - Campus as a Living Lab Designation

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (LA)

The University Annual Fund is comprised of private philanthropic support/donations from individuals and organizations. Each year, 25% of this fund is designated for Campus as a Living Lab projects ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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LUCC Environmental Project Fund

  • Lawrence University (WI)

All project proposals must be for infrastructural changes, defined as physical facilities or installations contributing to the operation of the university, that have a positive financial return of better than ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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SUSTAIN Supporting UTSA Sustainability Through Action, Initiatives and Narratives

  • University of Texas at San Antonio (TX)

Funding provided by UTSA based on 3% of semester credit hour or generally $5 per student per semester for Fall and Spring, and $2.50 for Summer sessions. The funding ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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ASWC Green Fund

  • Whitman College (WA)

The purpose and chief goal of the Green Fund shall be to transform student sustainability policy initiatives into realities that enrich the campus in practice and principle.

Policies of the ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Calvin Energy Recovery Fund (CERF)

  • Calvin University (MI)

The Calvin Energy Recovery Fund (CERF) is a revolving fund used to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions on campus. Plus, the cost savings from CERF projects are ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Innovation Fund

  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)

Supported by the Provost, the Innovation Fund is a competitive grant program designed to capture the best ideas from faculty and staff that will advance operational sustainability and involve students ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Campus Sustainability Investment Fund

  • Santa Clara University (CA)

The Campus Sustainability Investment Fund (CSIF) is an internal fund that provides financing to implement energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainability projects that generate emissions reductions and cost savings ...

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2016-2019 mini grants / 2019 Nebraska State Fair Sustainability Pavilion projects fund

  • Central Community College (NE)

Project funds were given though a Central Community College Mini Grant from 2016-2019. In 2019 and currently the Nebraska State Fair is funding student projects for the Sustainability Pavilion through ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Green Fund

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (WI)

Formerly referred to as the Campus Sustainability Fund, this competitive grant program distributes $15,000 each year to UW-Platteville Students, Faculty, and Staff to support projects that enhance the sustainability ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Green Campus Fund

  • George Washington University (DC)

Established by a gift from the class of 2007, the Green Campus Fund is a part of the endowment. It supports initiatives designed to conserve energy and promote a more ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Student Climate Action Grant

  • Barnard College (NY)

The Student Climate Action Grant is designed to support student(s) or student group(s) in developing and implementing a project relating to sustainability, climate action, or human interactions with ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Renewable Energy Fee Fund

  • Hope College (MI)

As the costs associated with purchasing renewable energy certificates (REC) have come down over the years, surplus funds from the Renewable Energy Fee have become available to students via the ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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The Green Initiative Fund

  • University of California, Davis (CA)

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), a campus program hosted by the Office of Sustainability and supported by student fees, offers students the opportunity to develop and launch innovative sustainability projects ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Sustainability, Innovation & Engagement Fund (SIEF)

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (MA)

Established in August 2013, the fund fosters a strong culture of sustainability on our campus by providing financial support to students, faculty, and staff with green ideas. Any student faculty ...

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Greening Haverford Fund

  • Haverford College (PA)

The fund is designed to assist students, faculty, and staff in raising environmental awareness and enhancing environmental practices at Haverford College. The scope of the Fund is broad, and includes ...

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Toro Green Initiative Fund

  • California State University, Dominguez Hills (CA)

In 2018, President Parham distributed $10,000 towards the first Toro Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), allowing CSUDH students to suggest sustainability projects for the campus.

Sustainability Committee meeting review with ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Student Green Innovation Fund

  • Yale University (CT)

The goals of the Student Green Innovation Fund are: To invest in innovative, student-led projects that result in direct energy use reductions on campus and/or projects that broadly impact ...

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Delongchamp Family Grant Fund

  • Bentley University (MA)

The Delongchamp Family Endowed Fund supports undergraduate professional and co-curricular activities associated with studying sustainability and the triple-bottom line: people, planet, and profit. The fund was designed to allow students ...

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Student Sustainability Fund

  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton (NB)

The UNB Student Union and UNB Sustainability have partnered to develop the Student Sustainability Fund (SSF) following a successful referendum during the Student Union elections in the spring of 2019 ...

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SGA Green Fund

  • Susquehanna University (PA)

The SU SGA Green Fund is a way for students around campus to find funding for their sustainability project ideas. The green fund is funded through an allocation from the ...

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Sustainability Action Fund

  • University of Guelph (ON)

The Sustainability Action Fund seeks to fund projects which advance campus sustainability and climate action at the University of Guelph. All student contributions are matched dollar for dollar by the ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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Sustainability Scholars Fund

  • Kenyon College (OH)

The Sustainability Scholars Fund exists to provide material and financial support for a student/faculty team conducting sustainability/climate action work on campus. Projects range from refining our understanding of ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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President's Commission on Sustainability Annual Budget

  • California State University, Long Beach (CA)

The President’s Commission of Sustainability (PCS), formerly the Sustainability Task Force (STF), was established by the university’s President to integrate sustainability into all aspects of campus life. As ...

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Student Sustainability Fund

  • HEC Montréal (QC)

HEC Montréal Student sustainability fund was created in 2019 in agreement between student association and school direction. The fund is funded by student contribution of 0,1$ per course credit ...

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Sustainable Development Fund

  • Messiah University (PA)

Messiah College’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) is an opportunity for the College to invest financial resources outside of normal operating budget into sustainability practice and education. The SDF advances ...

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The Student Sustainability fund

  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)

Each year Sac State Sustainability funds small scale student projects that make the campus more sustainable. Project funding typically ranges from $100 - $2,000 and focuses on renewable energy, energy ...

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Student Sustainability Innovation Fund

  • Keene State College (NH)

The Student Sustainability Innovation Fund provides up to three rising Juniors or Seniors a financial award of $500 toward a project that supports student-centered programs of the Office of Sustainability ...

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GIFT GRANT

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The GIFT (Green Initiatives Funding Tomorrow) Grant is funded by the Student Council’s Sustainability Committee with assistance from the Office of the Dean of Students. GIFT has provided tens ...

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Equity and Environment Fund

  • University of Virginia (VA)

The Equity and Environment Fund, supported by the Civic Engagement Subcommittee, is available for students/student groups for community-based initiatives or projects that sit at the intersection of equity, justice ...

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Sustainability Project Investment Fund (SPIF)

  • University of the Pacific (CA)

The University of the Pacific established a fund to support projects that contribute to advancing sustainability-focused practices and learning opportunities at Pacific.

Goals of the SPIF fund are to: Support ...

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Green Reinvestment Fund

  • Vassar College (NY)

The Green Reinvestment Fund (GRF) is an internal revolving loan fund for Vassar’s energy efficiency projects. Cost savings from projects funded through the GRF are repaid to the fund ...

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Sustainability Fee

  • State University of New York at Oswego (NY)

With each semester, students are billed for a sustainability fee. This fee goes towards expanding sustainability efforts on campus as well as supporting student workers in the Office of Sustainability ...

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UQAM Fonds Vert (Green Fund)

  • Universite du Quebec a Montreal (Québec)

The University's Green Fund aims to financially support the initiatives of members of the university community in the area of eco-responsibility. Goals

This fund makes it possible to encourage ...

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USG Sustainability Committee Fund

  • University of Denver (CO)

The Sustainability Committee, known as SusCom for short, is dedicated to motivating and activating the student body toward a more sustainable lifestyle by providing funding for various sustainability- and environmentally-related ...


Stetson University Revolving Green Fund and Student Fee

  • Stetson University (FL)

Each student contributes through assessed fees to finance sustainability projects on Stetson University's main campus. The cost avoidance generated by these projects is reinvested into a campus revolving green ...

  • Posted April 21, 2021
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Carver and DeLaney Sustainability Endowment

  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY)

The Carver and DeLaney Family Environmental Studies Endowment seeks to encourage and support student sustainability projects on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and/or the local community ...


Central College Student Green Fund

  • Central College (IA)

What is Green Fund? The purpose of the Central College Student Green Fund is to promote innovative student projects that further the vision of sustainability at Central College.

Who can ...


Sustainable Energy Initiative

  • Western Carolina University (NC)

The WCU Sustainable Energy Initiative is a committee of students, faculty and staff advisers that are responsible for allocating money towards the implementation of renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements, research ...


CSB Green Fund

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)

The CSB Green Fund is an annual fund that serves as a resource to support sustainability initiatives generated by students, faculty, staff, and the monastic community, benefiting the campus and ...


Green Revolving Fund

  • Drew University (NJ)

Grant from Jesse Ball duPont fund provided seed money and was matched by Drew for a total of $150,000 to start the fund. The green revolving fund provides a ...


Eagle Fund

  • Culver Academies (IN)

Student-managed Green Revolving Fund established in April 2018. Culver Academies is a college-prep high school in Indiana


Green Fund

  • College of Lake County (IL)

Established in 2017 with incentive rebates from the utilities for retrofitting light fixtures to LED and HVAC improvements.


Clean Energy Revolving Fund (Inactive)

  • Macalester College (MN)

The fund, active from 2006-2010, was one of the first funds of it's type in the country.


Sustainability Action Fund

  • Babson College (MA)

Donations to support sustainability and climate action on campus.


Green to Gold Fund

  • College of William & Mary (VA)

The Green to Gold Fund is a green revolving fund established in 2016 to reduce William & Mary's impact on the environment and to improve efficiency in ways that ...


Sustainability Microloan Fund

  • Yale University (CT)

The Sustainability Microloan Fund was created to encourage members of the Yale community — students, staff and faculty — to come up with creative ideas that will make the campus a little ...


Class of 1980 Student Project Fund Awards

  • Yale University (CT)

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Class of 1980 has received the Association of Yale Alumni's School Volunteer Engagement and Leadership award for two funds that have ...


Social Choice Fund

  • Williams College (MA)

The Williams Social Choice Fund invests its gifts to the College in accordance with strict social and environmental investment criteria. Income generated from SCF investments provide unrestricted support for the ...