BREAKING UPDATE: Apply to become Chair of the Green Initiative Funding Tomorrow (GIFT) Grant Committee

The GIFT Committee is currently taking applications for a new chair for the 2014-2015 school year. The Committee Chair oversees all activities of the Committee and grant recipients, and is responsible for promoting the Grant among the UVa community, soliciting project proposals, and monitoring the progress of recipients. Applications for Committee Chair must be submitted online by Sunday, April 20th 2014 at 11:59 PM, and can be found at Selected applicants will be informed if they have been chosen for an interview the week of April 21st. Email the current chair, Bonnie Pascal (, with questions.

Applications for regular committee membership will be available in the Fall.


The Green Initiative Funding Tomorrow (GIFT) Grant Allocation Program is a new way to secure financial support for sustainable initiatives around grounds.  The Grant Committee has been given the responsibility of distributing $30,000 per year for sustainable initiatives at the University of Virginia. Any University member may apply for funds, including individual students, faculty or staff, and student organizations, and projects must include student participation.  Multiple projects are funded each year.  Check out GIFT’s Proposal Criteria below.

Congratulations to the GIFT Grant recipients for the 2013-2014 application round:

- Community Garden Composting

- Bike Lights Distribution

- Zero Waste Athletics

- Retrofit Drinking Fountains

- Refreshing First Coffee

- Newcomb Composting

- Hereford Rain Garden

- Redefining Transportation

More GIFT Information

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Take a look the past projects from the 2011-2012 GIFT Grant and the projects from the 2012-2013 GIFT Grant!

Check out an interview with a past GIFT Grant recipient!

Your GIFT project could be a front page story! Check out past articles about GIFT in the news!

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