The SOI Foundation supports a number of programs that deepen, enhance and accelerate the impacts of its core expedition program. Through these programs SOI supports its alumni in their further growth and catalyses valuable projects and initiatives by connecting the people, ideas and funding.
Alumni Chapters are a way for SOI Alumni from specific cities and regions to stay in touch with their local network. These groups are spaces for planning Alumni Chapter events, sharing interesting and relevant events and news in the area, asking questions and finding answers, keeping connected with peers, educators, and mentors, as well as connecting with other chapters during travels.Find out more
Students on Ice is dedicated to making its programs accessible to all high school and university students, regardless of their socio-economic or cultural background. Thanks to the SOI Foundation’s great base of partners, sponsors and supporters, the Foundation has been able to offer scholarships to over 80% of participants on its recent Arctic Expeditions.Find out more
The growth and personal development of our alumni is a cornerstone of the Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation experience, and arguably as important as the expedition itself. Over 2700 students, scientists, educators, elders, community leaders, artists and others have joined the SOI Foundation on its expeditions over the past 17 years.Find out more
The SOI Foundation has a strong focus on building relationships and partnerships with youth, communities and organizations in the Arctic. Annually over 30% of the participants in SOI’s programs calls the Arctic home. To ensure that the Foundation’s programs are aligned with the needs of Arctic youth and other Arctic stakeholders, the Foundation has launched its Arctic Youth and Partnerships Program.Find out more
PolarCatalyst is a crowd-funding platform created by the SOI Foundation to support initiatives that benefit the Polar Regions. Polar catalyst features projects and initiatives led by SOI, its alumni, its partners and other stakeholders in the Polar Regions. Through PolarCatalyst, you can direct a gift right to the project or opportunity that is closest to you, or presents the greatest possibilities.Find out more