The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) awarded $589,666 to 23 projects in 2017-2018
July 3, 2017

The Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) has finalized its grant allocations for the 2016-2017 academic year, awarding five projects a total of $284,028 in its final funding round. In addition to grants from earlier funding cycles, the CSF awarded a total of $589,666 to 23 projects throughout the year.

That is the largest amount the CSF has allocated in any single year, including the largest single project in CSF history - $150,000 toward solar power installations on the new Life Sciences Building.

The most recent funding round also pushed the fund past the $2 million mark in total project funding. The CSF has awarded more than $2.2 million to 107 projects since it was created in 2010.

The CSF is a student-funded and student-run grant organization supporting on-campus sustainability projects which lessen the University of Washington's environmental impact. The CSF has two funding rounds each year, along with a rolling application process for small project grant applications of less than $1,000. All funding decisions are made by the CSF student committee.

Students who are interested in getting involved with the CSF or want more information about the fund can email The next opportunity to apply for funding will be in Fall quarter 2017. Deadlines will be announced on the CSF website,

The projects funded in the most recent round are listed below. Visit the CSF project page to see information on all funded projects.

2017 CSF spring round projects:

Biodegradable Pots - Replacing Agricultural and horticultural plastics on Campus - $70,000

EcoReps Solar Table - $21,931

Pairing UW Food Waste with Non-Profit Agencies in Need - $17,000

UW Bicycle Library: Cycle Pack - $25,000

UW-Solar Life Sciences Building Photovoltaic Implementation - $150,000