Sustainability Fund (S.A.F.E.)

Beginning in the fall of 2015, all students pay an annual $30 fee that provides a fund to support campus projects that promote the environmental, social and financial sustainability of the Southwestern community.

Sustainable Advancements Funding Endeavor (S.A.F.E.) projects can be proposed by students, faculty, and staff, with priority given to student proposals and to projects having no other funding sources from Southwestern University. The S.A.F.E. will support projects that:

  1. Promote various dimensions of ecological sustainability, energy efficiency, and environmental knowledge/awareness;
  2. Promote social sustainability including environmental and social justice, diversity, and/or the public health and well-being of the campus community;
  3. Promote economic sustainability, fiscal responsibility, and/or the long-term financial health of Southwestern University.
For projects and programs occurring in…      Call for pre-proposals will be open      The deadline to submit a full proposal* Awarded grants will be announced     
January - June 2022 October 1-14, 2021 October 31, 2021  November 2021
July - December 2022 TBD, 2022 TBD, 2022  April 2022

*Only those with approved pre-proposals will be invited to submit full proposals.