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Submit a Green to Gold Fund Proposal


The Green to Gold Fund will accept proposals up to a maximum of $696,000. Departments are strongly encouraged to consider match funding options to help leverage an award for greater impact. 

Pre-Proposals | February 11, 2022

A pre-proposal is not required in order to submit a full proposal in the spring, but is encouraged. This allows for the Green to Gold Fund Committee to provide feedback and direction on cost-saving sustainability ideas that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or resource use.

Download the Pre-proposal Template

Pre-proposals can be submitted to [[sustain]] 

Full Proposals | September 14, 2022

Complete proposals can be emailed to [[sustain]] 

All proposals must include the following:

  • A GGF Cover Sheet identifying the project leader
Proposal Cover Sheet
  • Project Summary
    • Current conditions
    • Project description including:
      • the purpose and rationale
      • relationship to a culture of sustainability
    • Initiative goals, including direct connections to the purpose of the fund
    • Expected results
    • Potential risks or uncertainties
    • Contingency strategy
  • Project Budget
    • One time expenses
    • On-going expenses
    • Available external grants/gifts
    • Expected returns/outputs of project
    • Terms of payment plan
  • Project Metrics
    • Cost/resources saved
    • Persons impacted by project
    • Personnel involved
    • Key assumptions
  • Project Timeline
    • Duration of project
    • Estimated project phases/benchmarks
    • Target goals/milestones
  • Project Approval/Review
    • Proper department notification
    • Records kept/reported
    • Project upkeep

Awarded funds will be used primarily for project materials. With prior approval from the GGF Committee, project funds may be used for professional work (including installation and design where appropriate), research and testing/monitoring equipment, and education and outreach.

Questions and applications for funding through the W&M Green to Gold Fund should be sent to the Director of Sustainability,(currently in transition). Applications will be forwarded to the GGF Committee for review.

Donors interested in supporting the Green to Gold Fund may contact Robert Waggoner, Office of University Advancement, at [[rdwaggoner]] or (757) 221-1463.