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What you need to know about the 2023 Fall Quarter Grant Cycle Applications

Applications due Nov. 13th at 5 pm pst

Do you have a project that needs funding? If it's a project led by undergraduate students or one that directly benefits undergraduate students, and it aligns with any of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you may be eligible for funding from The Green Initiative Fund!


The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is excited to announce we are now accepting applications for the Fall Quarter Grant Cycle, the only grant cycle for the 2023-24 academic year! From now until November 13, 2023, anyone whose project applies to the guidelines can apply for a grant of up to $20,000.


Who We Are and General Information:

TGIF is a campus-wide green fund program, hosted by UC Davis Sustainability and managed by a student-majority committee that focuses on empowering the UC Davis community through projects that advance sustainability and the UN SDGs. TGIF allows students, staff, and faculty to develop and implement innovative projects on and off campus that support the Davis community and undergraduate population. Each academic year, TGIF offers two different types of grants: Main Grants and Mini Grants. 


Main Grants:

  • Main Grant applications are due by November 13th, 2023 by 5:00 pm. All main grant applications are reviewed after this date. 
  • The total amount requested must be between $200-$20,000.
  • For further instructions as well as a grant proposal template, click here.


Mini Grants: 

  • Mini Grant applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis during the academic year until May 1st and the project must be completed and the final report submitted by June 1st of the Academic Year. 
  • The total amount requested must be less than $1000.
  • For further instructions as well as a grant proposal template, click here.

If you have any questions or would like to workshop your proposal, TGIF will be hosting weekly office hours on Zoom on Thursdays from 5 pm to 6 pm and on Fridays from 8 am to 9 am. You can also email us at or check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, for more information or general questions!