Green Fund Resources

Campus Green Fund Collaborative and AASHE publish 
"How-to Guide: Campus Green Fund Implementation" and Campus Green Fund Database
"Developed in partnership with the Campus Green Funds Collaborative, the Guide outlines best practices and lessons learned in designing, managing, promoting, and evaluating campus green funds and their respective projects. CGFs create the financial means for promoting sustainability in all areas of higher education; including academics, operations, administration, and engagement. They help to expand knowledge of sustainability by providing educational and research opportunities to students, faculty, staff, and administrators."


Join the Campus Green Fund Collaborative, a non-registered group of campus sustainability officers involved in coordinating and managing green funds on their respective campuses. The CGFC's goal is to share resources on the successes and challenges of starting, implementing, and managing green funds.

The name The Green Initiative Fund was first coined by UC Santa Barbara in 2006. Check out TGIF programs at other UC's.


Featured Green Fund Grant Programs


Resources from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)


Green Fund Presentations and Research Papers

Presentations coauthored by or referencing The Green Initiative Fund.

Mission Statement

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) provides funding for projects that reduce UC Berkeley's negative impact on the environment and make UC Berkeley more sustainable. TGIF will allocate funds to projects that promote sustainable modes of transportation, increase energy and water efficiency, restore habitat, promote environmental and food justice, and reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley. Portions of the fund also support education and behavior change initiatives, student aid (via return to aid), and internships. TGIF is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority committee and a program coordinator.