Other Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities:

Green Initiatives Fund

The Green Initiative Fund, or GIF, is a grant offered through UISG & GPSG for student organizations that have projects on their agenda that overall promote sustainable or green practices and outcomes. The process of selection is outlined below, and the criteria is listed on the application.

General Process:

  1. The Green Initiatives Fund Committee will meet regularly to award funds to organizations. Organizations can submit the application on a rolling basis.

  2. When funds are awarded, the committee will send organizations an award letter through e-mail. The Student Organization Business Office will be aware of the e-mail and of the organization’s permission to use funds.

  3. When student organizations spend the funds, they will need to provide the GIF Committee co-chairs copies of their receipts. This will allow UISG to authorize the reimbursements SOBO provides from the GIF account.

Past projects include:

  • Compostable Materials for a Zero Waste Event

  • Milk Weed Planting on the Westside of Campus

  • Sustainability Conference Attendance

  • Programming for the Culinary Ride

  • Sustainable Clothing Magazine

  • Garden at Lakeside Laboratory

  • Solar Car Competition

If you think your student organization may be eligible,  see the application here. Please send questions to UISG Director of Sustainability, Ioannis at ioannis-koutsonikolis@uiowa.edu.

Green Event Guide

Green Initiatives Fund Evaluation Report

Green Initiative Fund By-laws

Student Leader Training Incentive Program (SLTIP)

The Student Leader Training Incentive Program encourages student leaders to be more informed on the issues of diversity and inclusion, sexual assault prevention, and mental health and wellness by participating in trainings offered through various programs and departments on campus. Find more information here - https://uisg.uiowa.edu/student-services/student-leader-training-incentive-program/

 CSIL Grant Funding

The purpose of the CSIL Grant Funding Program is to support and encourage student programming, provide funding for student-planned events, and provide marketing support for student-planned events. Find more information here - https://csil.uiowa.edu/about-us/manage/csil-grant-funding/

Associated Residence Hall Funding

Associated Residence Halls can provide additional funding for your on-campus event. Find more information here - 


Accessibility Fund: 

UISG has funds set aside to make events more accessible to students. If you are in need of funds to make an event more accommodating to people with differing abilities, please contact the Director of Finance, Noel Mills, for more information on receiving this type of funding.