Our expeditions rely on grants and donations! Please consider giving money, gear, or time. 

To change a girl's life, click below!

All Inspiring Girls Expeditions*

Please remember to check
"Inspiring Girls Expeditions Program Support"

Gifts are receipted by the University of Alaska Foundation and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Girls on Ice Switzerland*

Note: Donations are in Swiss Francs

Girls on Ice Canada*

We are offering our first expedition in 2018.

Girls on Rock*

We are offering our first expedition in 2018.

To give by Phone: Please call Megan Bean at 907-322-2008 to make your gift. Megan is a UAF Major Gift Officer, UAF Development and Alumni Relations.

To send a check by mail: Please direct your check to the UA Foundation and reference the Inspiring Girls Program (Fund #20417). Mail checks to: University of Alaska Foundation, 2025 Yukon Drive, Suite 106, PO Box 755080, Fairbanks, AK 99775.

Or, if you have further questions regarding the program and ways to be involved, please contact Erin Pettit at: 206-619-1752.

* A donation to All Inspiring Girls Expeditions provides web and application support to our entire organization, and expedition support (gear, food, transportation) to Girls on Ice Alaska, Girls on Ice Cascades, and Girls in Icy Fjords. A donation to Girls on Ice Switzerland provides expedition support to only this expedition. A donation to Girls on Ice Canada provides expedition support to only this expedition. A donation to Girls on Rock provides expedition support to only this expedition.

About your donation

Our program is tuition-free. We try hard to make this program available to any girl who is chosen for the team, regardless of her family’s economic situation. We provide all equipment and loan specialized clothing; we provide all transportation and lodging to and from the city closest to the expedition, for instance, Seattle (Girls on Ice Cascades) or Fairbanks (Girls on Ice Alaska). Although the girls are asked to pay for their transportation to Seattle or Fairbanks (sometimes a girl’s school or other educational organization will cover this), we do our best to provide this support as well if needed.

Many of our girls go on to study science in college (biology, geology, engineering, environmental science, and more!), and several have completed Master’s and Ph.D’s. Those who don’t study science still leave with the confidence, critical thinking skills, and foundation in science to succeed in whatever path they choose.

Any amount is a wonderful gift! Some of our core needs include:

$100: Keep a girl warm! Puffy jacket, base layers, rain gear.

$250: Mountain support! Climbing rope, backpack, sleeping bag.

$1000: Help with transportation! We rent vans to drive up to the mountains.

Sponsoring an instructor training session: $5000 will provide 5 instructors with a 3-day intensive workshop.

Sponsoring our post-expedition mentoring program: a $10,000 gift will help us provide continued mentoring for one team of nine girls years into the future. We help with college decision making, identifying internships, and other ways to set these girls up for future success.  

Supporting our program-wide leadership team: a $90,000 gift will allow us to expand our leadership team to include a new full-time assistant director.

Our organization is growing!

We have new expeditions planned, but need the funding to make them happen!

Every year we get more applications than we have available spots. Your generous donation gives us the ability to expand and provide these programs to more girls from all around the world!

Upcoming: Girls on Rivers (Utah), Girls on Water (Alaska)

Other ways to give

In addition to monetary gifts, we also accept in-kind gifts. Read more about what we are looking for HERE.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards: Do you live in Alaska or the Pacific Northwest and shop at Fred Meyer? Earn donations for Girls on Ice every time you shop, and you’ll have our everlasting thanks! Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Girls on Ice at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name, Girls on Ice, or by our non-profit number: LV634. Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Girls on Ice earn a donation! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today. Note that we do not otherwise have any connection to the Fred Meyer (Kroger) corporation.

If you would like to know more about how we spend the money, please feel free to ask us: info@girlsonice.org

Also, consider volunteering!


We have been able to provide this opportunity to nearly 200 girls through grants from
the National Science Foundation and the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Natural Science and Mathematics is our partner and home institution.

We partner with the North Cascades Institute to make the Mount Baker program happen.

We continue to receive funding and in-kind support from
amazing people, small foundations, and outdoor equipment companies.



Outdoor Research, Osprey, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Patagonia, REI


The North Face

Black Diamond


Thank you for your support!