Get Funded

UC Berkeley offers competitive funding for sustainability oriented projects, TGIF grants and the CACS Green Fund grants and internships.

TGIF Grants

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The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is UC Berkeley's Campus Green Fund. TGIF provides funding, via grants, for projects that improve and support UC Berkeley's campus sustainability efforts. TGIF is supported by student fees. TGIF allocates 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 & behavior change initiatives, student financial aid (via return to aid), and student internships. Students, faculty, and staff may submit project proposals, which are selected for funding by the annually appointed TGIF Committee, consisting of students, faculty, and staff, on which the students have the majority vote. TGIF has awarded over $1.8 million in grants since 2008.

Students, staff and faculty are eligible to apply for TGIF grants.  

Please see the TGIF page on this site or the TGIF web site for more information.

Green Fund Grants & Internships

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Green Fund Grants are administered by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS). Funds to support nternships are also available.  For more information on these opportunities, see the Green Fund Grants and Internships page, including the list of past grant recipients that will help you determine if your idea fits within the scope of Green Fund programs.  

Do you know of other funding opportunities?

If you find other grants that might be of interest to the UC Berkeley community, please let us know. You can write to us at sustainability@berkeley.edu or stop by our office, 203 A&E Building.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed on federal holidays and university administrative holidays.