The Penn Green Fund welcomes ideas from the Penn community about ways to improve Penn’s environmental performance and reduce campus emissions. Since 2009, this initiative of Penn’s Green Campus Partnership, funded by the Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services, has seeded innovative ideas in environmental sustainability from Penn students, faculty, and staff.
Proposed projects must support goals and objectives outlined in Penn’s Climate Action Plan, a long-range strategy, launched in 2009 and updated in 2014, to reduce the University’s carbon footprint and enhance its overall sustainability.
The variety and creativity of projects funded in the last five years has been impressive. Now, as Penn introduces Climate Action Plan 2.0 (2014-2019), the Green Fund Program has been updated. The refreshed program offers new grant award amounts and deadlines, all designed to make the grantmaking process more nimble and responsive to those who submit ideas. The Green Fund Review Board has announced the following program updates, effective for the Fall 2014 semester:
The Green Fund is available to current students, faculty and staff at Penn. The Green Fund does not cover on-going costs or salaries. In an effort to replenish the fund and make future awards possible, prospective grant-seekers should note that projects generating financial savings to the University are expected to repay the award.
The following items are included in the Green Fund application and are required for review:
Rolling applications to the Green Fund are due on the 30th of every month. Application can be found here .
The Fall deadline for grants over $7,500, up to $30,000, is 5pm on October 31, 2014. Application can be found here. 
Please send submissions to:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org  with the subject line “Green Fund Submission”
Penn Green Fund
Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services
3101 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6289
Considering Applying to the Green Fund? We highly recommend that you email email@example.com  to schedule a time to meet with our sustainability staff to discuss your project. These meetings are helpful to identify other University partners and to understand the types of projects the Green Fund supports.
The Penn Green Fund Review Board is made up of nine individuals from the Penn Community. These individuals will represent students, faculty, and staff.