Fall Grants

TGIF offers an annual Fall Grant program called “TGIF Mini-Grants”. Since 2012, TGIF has awarded an estimated $20,000 in Mini-Grants each fall semester. The TGIF Spring Grant Program continues to annually award an estimated $250,000+ to larger and more complex projects.

The Fall Mini-Grant program takes place during the fall semester and awards grants up to $2,000 to small projects that must be completed within one year. There is only one application form and applicants must submit it by the Fall Grant Deadline.

Fall mini-grant requests must be no larger than $2,000. 

2017 Fall Grant Deadline
Friday, October 20, 2017 by 5pm

Submit the 1) Application Submission Form, 2) Project Approval Form(s), and 3) the TGIF Metrics Spreadsheet by the deadline. Failure to submit these three requirements will disqualify your application. Also, pay close attention to the requirements listed in the grant application submission form.

Mini-Grant Application Forms 

  1. Mini-Grant Application Submission Form
  2. Mini-Grant Project Approval Form
    • If your project team is partnering with other organizations, or departments, or needs permission to undertake a specific project, please submit a completed Project Approval Form for each named entity. For example, if you are attempting to do a project in the dining halls, you would need a project approval from a Cal Dining staff member.
  3. TGIF Metrics Spreadsheet
    • Fill out at least one of the spreadsheet tabs to prove your anticipated project metrics.

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.