Green Funds


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

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303 resources

Sustainable Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)

  • Whitman College (WA)

The Whitman Sustainable Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF) is a $50,000 line of credit designated for campus improvements that significantly benefit Whitman's sustainability efforts by conserving resources and improving ...

WMU Green Revolving Fund

  • Western Michigan University (MI)

Western Michigan University has designed an innovative “Quasi-Revolving Fund” model that demonstrates the institution’s full commitment to incorporating sustainability into campus operations. The Quasi-Revolving Fund recaptures money from cost-savings ...

Green Fund

  • Western Kentucky University (KY)

Contributions to the fund will provide support in three principle areas: Green campus initiatives are physical projects and operational improvements to reduce the ecological footprint on campus. Curriculum redesign includes ...

Class of 1957 Green Fund

  • Wellesley College (MA)

The Class of 1957 Fund was established by the Class of 1957 to provide funding for initiatives designed to enhance sustainable practices at Wellesley, to reduce Wellesley's environmental impact ...

Kreitler Environmental Fund

  • Virginia Theological Seminary (VA)

The Kreitler Environmental Fund's mission is to empower clergy and the church with a strong environmental ethic in order to help conserve and preserve the environment. Once fully funded ...

Green RFP Program

  • Virginia Tech (VA)

The Request for Proposal for Sustainability Initiatives by Student Organizations (Green RFP Program), was established in 2010 to give students an opportunity to help make Virginia Tech a national leader ...

Green Revolving Loan Fund (GRLF)

  • Vermont Law School (VT)

The VLS Green Revolving Fund has been established with an anonymous donation of $200,000, as well as, a $50,000 contribution from the Vermont Law School Board of Trustees ...

Green Fund

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI)

The UW–Madison Green Fund supports student-initiated projects that reduce the environmental footprint and operating costs of on-campus facilities in the areas of solid waste, energy, and water conservation. The ...

Environmental Sustainability Fund

  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (WI)

The Environmental Affairs Committee oversees the Environmental Sustainability Fund.

Husky Green Award

  • University of Washington, Seattle (WA)

In support of the University of Washington’s long-standing commitment to sustainability, the Husky Green Awards recognize exemplary achievement of an individual or team from the UW community who have ...

Campus Sustainability Fund

  • University of Victoria (BC)

Building on the success of the Revolving Sustainability Loan Fund (RSLF) the Campus Sustainability Fund empowers members of the university community to create stakeholder-driven projects that further the Sustainability Action ...

Revolving Sustainability Fund

  • University of Victoria (BC)

The Revolving Sustainability Loan Fund (RSLF) provides $250,000 to fund conservation projects on campus that provide a return on investment. The loans are paid back with the savings from ...

Energy Revolving Fund

  • University of Vermont (VT)

In February 2012 the University of Vermont became the thirty-fourth college in the nation to commit to the Sustainable Endowment Institute’s Billion Dollar Green Challenge, agreeing to establish a ...

Travel Support Grants

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

The Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact (ISGI) announces Travel Support Grants available to students, faculty and staff at UT Arlington working to enhance sustainability in the University’s affairs ...

Sustainability Speaker Grants

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

Sustainability Speaker Grants of up to $500 for one speaker is awarded to support engagement of speakers addressing sustainability and environmental stewardship. Speakers may address regularly scheduled academic colloquia, meetings ...

Faculty Fellowships on Sustainability in the Curriculum

  • University of Texas at Arlington (TX)

The Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact (ISGI) encourages faculty, student, and staff learning in sustainability through financial support opportunities like fellowships and grants through the Faculty Fellows program.

Sustainability Scholars Grant

  • University of St. Thomas (MN)

The Sustainability Scholars Grant program supports undergraduate students from any discipline who wish to complete a major research project focused on sustainability. These grants are designed to give students the ...

Green Revolving Fund

  • University of Oregon (OR)

Francis Dyke, former Vice President for Finance and Administration, signed the Billion Dollar Green Challenge on October 3, 2011 and committed the University of Oregon to creating its revolving loan ...

Green Loan Fund

  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

The Office of Sustainability manages a $2 million green loan fund for projects demonstrating a positive impact on environmental sustainability in campus buildings and operations. The Green Loan Fund is ...


  • University of Notre Dame (IN)

The Eco-Fund was created by the Class of 2008 Senior Class Gift and continues to grow thanks to alumni donations. The Eco-Fund provides small grants for programs that enhance sustainability ...

Revolving Energy Efficiency Fund (EEF)

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)

Launched in 2009 with a $650,000 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), UNH’s Energy Efficiency Fund (EEF) has already seen more than $500,000 in ...

Sustainable Green Fund

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

The Morris Sustainable Green Fund, launched in 2007, gives donors a way to support renewable energy projects on campus.

Green Revolving Fund

  • University of Minnesota, Duluth (MN)

The UMD Green Revolving Fund was established to invest in sustainable projects at UMD. Projects are intended to contribute to efforts to save energy and become a more sustainable campus ...

Small Scale Grant

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) Board advises the Graham Sustainability Institute on the distribution of its Small Scale Grants (up to $2,500), which are awarded to student groups seeking ...

Environmental Fellows Program Fund

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The Dow Chemical Company and the University of Michigan are partnering up to create a Sustainability Fellows Program, which Dow will finance to the tune of $10 million over a ...

Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund

  • University of Michigan (MI)

The Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund (PBSIF) offers grants of $5,000 to $50,000 for student-initiated projects that promote environmental sustainability on the University of Michigan Campus. This fund ...

Sustainability Grants

  • University of Maine (ME)

The University of Maine Sustainability Grants are designed to support staff-, faculty-, and student-led projects that improve the environmental sustainability of campus facilities and operations in creative and cost-effective ways ...

Green Revolving Fund

  • University of Maine (ME)

Under the terms of the Green Loan Fund agreement, the Foundation will loan up to $500,000 (or more, pending a satisfactory review by the Foundation) to the University to ...

Green Loan Fund

  • University of Maine (ME)

The Green Loan Fund is a financial partnership between the University of Maine Foundation and the University of Maine System, by and through the University of Maine. The fund is ...

Sustainability Challenge Grant

  • University of Kentucky (KY)

The Sustainability Challenge Grant program is designed to engage multidisciplinary teams from the University community in the creation and implementation of ideas that will promote sustainability by simultaneously advancing economic ...

Revolving Green Loan Fund

  • University of Kansas (KS)

The Revolving Green Loan Fund (RGLF) promotes sustainability at the University of Kansas by funding projects that are both environmentally and economically responsible, and that promote sustainable design, renewable energy ...

Energy Revolving Fund

  • University of Denver (CO)

DU has an aggressive energy efficiency program through facilities management. Starting with an energy revolving fund founded in 2008 74 projects have been completed, focused on a range of lighting ...

Environmental Improvement Initiative/Sustainable CU

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

In the spring of 2005, students voted to dedicate a portion of student fees to implement on-campus projects incorporating renewable energy, energy efficiency, recycling and waste reduction, and other innovative ...

Energy and Climate Revolving Fund

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The Energy & Climate Revolving Fund (ECRF) provides funding for energy efficiency and carbon reduction projects in CU facilities—and the fund has already paid back significant savings for campus ...

CED Fund

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design embraces the challenge of environmental stewardship in all our departments and programs. By making a gift to the CED Fund, individuals can help the ...

Chancellor's Green Fund Grant

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The annual CACS Sustainability Innovation Grants program enables members of the UC Berkeley campus community to undertake projects that will create a greener, more environmentally sustainable campus -- while saving resources ...

Equity Enhancement Fund

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The Equity Enhancement Fund (EEF) supports community-based initiatives that enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion at UBC. Preference will be given to initiatives which: Build student, faculty, and staff competencies and ...

Workplace Sustainability Fund

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

The Workplace Sustainability Fund awards UBC Sustainability Coordinators with up to $1,000 to support sustainability initiatives in their units. The fund was launched in September 2009 as a funding ...

Sustainability Revolving Fund

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

UBC has launched the Sustainability Revolving Fund, which provides a minimum loan of $10,000 for projects that reduce consumption of energy, water or other resources – supporting UBC’s sustainability ...

Sustainability Committee Research Grant

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)

The Sustainability Committee holds a number of annual competitions to promote the principles of sustainability and to encourage sustainable behavior on the UALR campus.

Sustainability Investment Fund

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)

UAB students can apply for funding to pursue projects related to sustainability on campus! The fund is a collaborative program of UAB Sustainability and the Division of Student Affairs. The ...

Presidential Green Grant Program

  • Union College - NY (NY)

The Presidential Green Grant Program helps put student ideas into action. Proposals are accepted for the following categories: 1) Campus projects: These are projects that will make Union more sustainable ...

Coca Cola Student Sustainability Grant

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

The Office of Student Life and Coca Cola offer the Student Sustainability Grant for student-led initiatives that support The Ohio State University’s goal to reduce greenhouse gases, conserve resources ...

The New Path Contest

  • The New School (NY)

The New School considers sustainability in its broadest terms and invite applicants to do so as well. Projects can involve anything from environmentalism and recycling to access to better food ...

Green Fee Fund

  • Purchase College - State University of New York (NY)

The Green Fee Fund was established in 2012 and sustains through annual Mandatory Student Activities Fees (MSAF) as part of Purchase Student Government Association (PSGA). The purpose of the fund ...

High Meadows Foundation Sustainability Fund

  • Princeton University (NJ)

The High Meadows Foundation Sustainability Fund requests proposals for initiatives with measurable outcomes that will contribute to cultivating a sustainability ethos on campus, in service to the world. In particular ...

Green Revolving Fund

  • Portland State University (OR)

The Green Revolving Fund (GRF) is a revolving fund that provides funding for efficiency projects across campus that support energy reduction and climate action goals. The initial fund was set ...

President's Sustainability Fund

  • Pomona College (CA)

Thanks to the generosity of President Oxtoby, the President's Advisory Committee on Sustainability administers a fund for student campus sustainability projects. Since 2007 this fund has granted over $40 ...

Sustainability Fund

  • Oregon State University (OR)

The OSU Sustainability Fund enables members of the campus community to support sustainability at Oregon State University. Donations can support a variety of projects and initiatives. Gifts in any amount ...

Renewable Energy and Sustainability Fund

  • Occidental College (CA)

The ASOC Renewable Energy & Sustainability Fund was established by students of Occidental College to help fund projects that make Occidental a more environmentally sustainable community. Our mission is to ...