Funding Opportunities

On-Campus Funding

Check out our current and past Sustainability Fellowships by clicking on the link. To apply for a sustainability fellowship this year, click here.

Also, please check out our Green Fund projects and application for the new academic year.

Pierce Conservation District, Green Partnership Fund

The Green Partnership Fund was established in 2004 to further the goal of implementing natural resource and sustainable agriculture conservation… projects between $1,000 and $10,000 will be considered. Annual awards. Letter of Intent Due November 15, if invited, Full Applications Due January 31. Learn more at

Previously Funded Projects:

  • 2011, Foss Hall Rain Garden 
  • 2014, PLU reDesign House, no-irrigation landscaping

Clover Creek Watershed Council

Small projects up to $2,500 for watershed health projects. Application due XX. Read more at XX.

Previously Funded Projects:

  • 2014, PLU reDesign House, no irrigation landscaping
  • 2012, native plants for Fred Tobiason Outdoor Learning Center

Solar 4R Schools

PLU is much closer to being carbon neutral by 2020 thanks to a $50,000 Solar 4R Schools grant from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. The grant will pay for a 20-ft solar panel system, which will be installed on the Facilities Management Building. In addition to the solar panel system, PLU also received a kiosk in the Anderson University Center. The kiosk will show real-time usage of the electricity being produced by the panel, as well as information about renewables in the Pacific Northwest.

Previously funded projects:

  • 2012, Facilities Management Solar Panel, AUC Energy Usage Kiosk