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

326
Total Resources
268
Organizations
5
Countries
45
U.S. States & Territories
7
Canadian Provinces

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326 resources

Green Revolving Loan Fund

  • Weber State University (UT)

In 2010, Weber State University created a $5 million revolving loan fund to finance energy efficiency projects, water conservation projects, and renewable energy projects. Money is borrowed from this fund ...


Green Fund for UofL

  • University of Louisville (KY)

The UofL Green Fund provides the seed money to help start and advance campus sustainability initiatives and pilot projects for which additional financial support will be required. Anyone who has ...


Energy Efficiency Reserve

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

Consistent with the intent of the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA) and Ameren’s BizSavers program, Washington University’s Energy Efficiency Reserve provides a dedicated funding source for energy ...


Green Initiatives Fund

  • Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (MA)

Established as their senior class gift, the members of the Class of 2007 presented this endowment to fund green initiatives at Olin. The annual payout made available for distribution from ...


Student Green Energy Fund

  • University of South Florida (FL)

The Student Green Energy Fund was launched in 2011 to support the University of South Florida's commitment to reduce and eventually eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from the Tampa campus ...


Campus Sustainability Student Projects Fund [CSSPF]

  • Michigan State University (MI)

The CSSPF supports selected student-driven, staff-supported sustainability projects such as pollinator gardens, green walls and roofs, tree plantings, renewable energy demonstrations, sustainable art projects, and more. The fund was established ...


ÉTS Student Association Sustainable Development Fund (FDDAÉÉTS)

  • Ecole de Technologie Superieure (QC)

The objective of the FDDAÉTS is to contribute to the financing of projects carried out by members of the ÉTS community that promote the integration and application of the principles ...

  • Posted March 31, 2022
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Green Fund Program

  • Carleton University (ON)

The major $1 million Green Revolving Fund (GRF) provides capital for high performance campus design, operations, maintenance, and occupant behavior projects. The micro Green Engagement Fund (GEF) provides capital limited ...

  • Posted March 31, 2022
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Sustainable Initiatives Fund (SIF)

  • Mohawk College (ON)

The Sustainable Initiatives Fund is an ancillary-fee based project fund which is jointly administed by the Sustainability Office and the Mohawk Students' Association. 4$ is collected each semester from every ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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Student Sustainability Fund

  • University of Maryland, College Park (MD)

The Student Sustainability Fund supports student, staff, and faculty proposals that improve the environmental performance of campus, create opportunities for student engagement with sustainability, and/or are research proposals that ...

  • Posted March 10, 2022
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Sustainability Engagement & Enrichment Development (S.E.E.D.) Fund

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell (MA)

UMass Lowell’s S.E.E.D. Fund provides funding for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact and enhance the student experience at the university. The S.E ...


Green Revolving Fund

  • University of Dayton (OH)

The UD Green Revolving Fund is a revolving loan fund that sponsors energy efficiency and other sustainability projects on campus. Generally these projects have a 7-year or less simple payback ...


Sustainability Fund

  • Prescott College (AZ)

Students pay $50 per semester as a fee which contributes to the Sustainability Fund. Originally, this fee was voluntarily created by students for the purpose of pooling resources that are ...


Green Initiative Competition

  • University of Miami (FL)

The Green Initiative Competition was launched by the Student Government ECO Agency to incentivize sustainability innovation among students. The prizes are funded by ECO. In 2008, UM students decided to ...


Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability Funding

  • Syracuse University (NY)

The Syracuse University Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) program is offering up to $75,000 for faculty or student projects that advance the University’s goals of reducing ...


Sustainable Advancements Funding Endeavor (S.A.F.E.)

  • Southwestern University (TX)

Sustainable Advancements Funding Endeavor (S.A.F.E.) projects can be proposed by students, faculty, and staff, with priority given to student proposals and to projects having no other funding ...


Smart Campus Group

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Pichincha)

In 2020 through the creation of the Smart Campus Group an initial fund was enabled through the Dean of Research to sponsor campus sustainability projects. The projects where proposed by ...


FEAST Fund

  • Butler University (IN)

Food Enterprises Achieve Sustainability Together- FEAST Fund supported by Bon Appetit, Butler's food service provider:

This fund allow Butler University and Bon Appetit to achieve our shared sustainability goals ...


Green Fund

  • Colorado School of Mines (CO)

The goal of the Mines Green Fund is to empower students to take an active role in making Mines a leader in sustainability. The Sustainability Office will provide funding for ...


Gustavus Coca-Cola Educational Partnership Grants Program

  • Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)

Yearly funding is available for projects initiated by departments, programs, campus-wide initiatives or advocacy groups that focus on enhancing sustainability and community health. Sustainability projects have included developing and enhancing ...


Green Fund

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (WI)

$12/ year of student segregated fees is allocated to funding sustainable initiatives on our UWSP campus and field stations (Central Wisconsin Environmental Station, Treehaven, and Schmeekle Forest Preserve). The green ...


Sustainability Action Fund

  • University of Waterloo (ON)

The Sustainability Action Fund supports projects that advance the objectives of the Environmental Sustainability Strategy. Applications can be submitted from any student, staff, or faculty member. The fund has, to ...


Campus Sustainability Incubator Fund

  • Massachusettes Institute of Technology (CT)

The Campus Sustainability Incubator Fund seeks to enable MIT community members to use the MIT campus as a test bed for research in sustainable operations, management, and design. The seed ...


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 ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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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 ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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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 ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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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 ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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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 ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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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 ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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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 ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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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 ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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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 ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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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 ...

  • Posted Sept. 21, 2021
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