• Masthead

    From composting to social justice, the Green Fund program supports a diversity of projects proposed by students, staff and faculty. 

  • Masthead

    From composting to social justice, the Green Fund program supports a diversity of projects proposed by students, staff and faculty.

  • Masthead

    From composting to social justice, the Green Fund program supports a diversity of projects proposed by students, staff and faculty.

The Green Fund

The Green Fund is a student-led program that provides funding for projects and programs that advance sustainability, equity, and social justice at Willamette University and in our community. 

Proposals can be submitted by students, staff, and faculty. Learn more below.

The committee can be contacted directly by sending an email to wu-greenfund@willamette.edu.

Sarah Brush '18

"We created a recycling program for our intro biology labs that makes a big difference for us and our world!"
—Sarah Brush ’18

Who can apply for a Green Fund grant?

Students have received funding to support an number of projects that advance sustainability, equity and social justice, including events, speakers, residence hall programming, training and professional development, recycling and donation programs, personal wellness, and improving facilities with water bottle filling stations and bike racks. In many cases students have collaborated with faculty and/or staff when developing their proposal. We're especially interested in projects that create leadership opportunities, engage many other students, and if possible create change and have a lasting impact.

Check out the "how to apply" section for more information and for proposal forms for mini-grants (under $3,000) and annual grants (over $3,000).

Faculty have received funding to expand sustainability, equity, and social justice in their curriculum, incorporate service learning into their courses, support invited speakers, and more. While faculty may submit proposals in support of their research, the research should provide benefits to students (e.g., paid roles or research contributing to improvements in programs for students) since the Green Fund is supported by student fees.

Check out the "how to apply" section for more information and for proposal forms for mini-grants (under $3,000) and annual grants (over $3,000).

Staff have received funding to support facilities improvements (e.g., bike racks), improved wellness programming for students, targeted recycling programs, improving equipment reuse, and for greening labs and athletic events. The Green Fund committee looks forward to many more proposals from staff that advance sustainability, equity, and social justice on campus and in our community, and that provide direct or indirect benefits to students (a requirement since the Green Fund is supported with student fees).

Check out the "how to apply" section for more information and for proposal forms for mini-grants (under $3,000) and annual grants (over $3,000).