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The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

The Green Initiative Fund, a campus program supported by student fees, offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to develop and launch innovative sustainability projects on campus, and to have a greater impact on sustainability within the UC Davis campus and the immediate region.

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The Fund typically awards between $100,000 and $200,000 each academic year to student-centered projects that increase educational opportunities, promote environmental awareness or sustainability research, advocate for climate and environmental justice, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy and water efficiency, limit the amount of waste created on campus, and encourage healthier, more planet-friendly lifestyles.

The proposal review and deliberation process is student-driven, led by the majority undergraduate TGIF Committee. This award fund provides student leadership and professional development opportunities both to the many grant recipients awarded each year and also to the TGIF Committee, who serve as conscientious financial stewards of the fund.

Looking for funding to support your own sustainability project?

  • Proposals of all sizes are welcome. TGIF awards grants ranging from $200 - $20000.
  • Three grant cycles per academic year. Submit your proposal during Fall, Winter, or Spring quarters.
  • Students, faculty, and staff can serve as project leads, as long as the project is centered on supporting UC Davis students.
  • Never applied for a grant before? TGIF has a Subcommittee dedicated to guiding first time applicants through the grant writing process.

Learn more about how to apply for a TGIF grant.