Environmental Organizations at UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley has over 40 student run organizations related to environmental and sustainability work! Click here and check them out now!

Green Jobs & Learning Opportunities

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  /    /  The Green Initiative Fund


The Green Initiative Fund 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 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.

Since its inaugural grant cycle in spring 2008, TGIF has awarded more than $2.8 million in grants to 208 grant projects. These projects have included the funding of over 350 student sustainability internships and student interns have worked an estimated 20,000+ hours on TGIF-funded projects.


Students, faculty members, and/or staff members of the University of California, Berkeley are encouraged to submit a proposal for consideration by The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) Committee. TGIF funds projects that focus on environmental sustainability and environmental justice. Along with a grant application, individuals or groups of applicants must submit necessary project approvals and estimated metrics for their proposed project’s sustainability impact on campus. TGIF hosts a fall mini-grant cycle for projects up to $5,000 and a larger spring grant cycle for projects $5,000 or above. The spring grant cycle has an optional early abstract deadline to receive feedback on your project idea, then a required final abstract deadline, upon which TGIF’s Committee will invite applicants to submit a final application for review. Check out our website or Facebook page for more updates on TGIF grant-writing workshops and informational sessions that will help you develop your ideas into strong grant proposals!

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2018-2019 Grant Deadlines

  • Spring Grant Deadlines:
    • Early Abstracts: Friday, February 1st, 2019 by 5PM (optional)
    • Final Abstracts: Friday, March 1st, 2019 by 5PM
    • Final Applications: Friday, April 5th, 2019 by 5PM (Note: by invitation only)

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