Support the Foundation
The Students on Ice (SOI) Foundation relies on funding and donations from a large variety of sources to conduct its work. The SOI Foundation is a registered Canadian charity and its affiliate The Polar Education Foundation has 501(c)(3) charitable status as a public charity in the USA.
By contributing to the SOI Foundation, you contribute to:
Scholarships for students, scientists and educators to participate in the Students on Ice Arctic and Antarctic expeditions; in 2015 more than 80% of the participants in the Arctic expedition received a full scholarship due to the generous support of partners, funders and donors.
New programs that benefit the Polar Regions, such as the Foundation’s Arctic Youth and Partnerships Program, which focuses on increasing the benefits of the Foundations work for Arctic youth and their communities. A program currently under development is the SOI Alumni Program, which will significantly enhance the support for Alumni from SOI’s programs.
New projects that raise awareness of the importance of the Polar Regions, contribute to sustainable development or enhance environmental protection in the Polar Regions.
Examples of projects recently supported by the SOI Foundation are:
- SOI at IUCN World Conservation Congress: a team of staff and expedition alumni engaged in meaningful conversation, led Polar themed workshops, and heard from world leaders with a goal of conserving the environment and working with nature to solve global challenges.
- Q is for Qajaq: a collaborative initiative to help inspire a renaissance of kayaking and kayak building in Canada’s Arctic.