The Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP), along with its parent organization the Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research (FGER), relies on the support of a wide variety of individuals and organizations. There are many ways to support our mission- we welcome donations of time, equipment, and mentorship, as well as financial support. We had a highly successful 2018 field season due to both the 40,000+ volunteer hours donated by faculty and staff and the many donations from alumni, their families and individuals who believe in the worth of the program. Please consider supporting JIRP in whatever way you can. Together we are doing critical work training the rising generation of Earth scientists, teachers, artists, science communicators, and field technicians.



JIRP and FGER rely heavily on charitable contributions to provide an unparalleled educational and expeditionary experience.  We rely on donations both big and small to sustain Icefield programming. If you would like to donate, we accept checks made out to FGER at our Seattle address (below), or credit card donations through PayPal. We accept donations to three funds, the General Operating Fund, the Joan W. Miller Scholarship Fund to support student financial aid, and the M3 Legacy Fund to support Icefield infrastructure.

Seattle address (for checks):

The Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research
4616 25th Avenue NE, Suite 302
Seattle, WA 98105

Donate to the FGER:

General Operating Fund

Donate to the FGER:

JWM JIRP Scholarship Fund

Donate to the FGER:

M3 JIRP Legacy Fund

Chris McNeil (JIRP ‘09-present) models one of his many JIRP shirts at Camp 10. Photo: Billy Armstrong.

Chris McNeil (JIRP ‘09-present) models one of his many JIRP shirts at Camp 10. Photo: Billy Armstrong.

Get some JIRP gear!

You can order JIRP t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, postcards, and stickers any day of the year!

Go to our official online store whenever you’re looking to replace your t-shirt or find a great present for someone.



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When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Foundation for Environmental and Glacier Research. Bookmark the link: and support us every time you shop (with no extra cost to you).



Let Program Manager Annie Boucher ( know if you’d like to volunteer for JIRP! We’re always looking for recent participants to give talks at their local college or outdoor club, to help out in Juneau, and (of course) to come up as faculty and staff.  


Thank you to the following organizations their recent support:


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia Univ.)

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Montana State University


University of Alaska Southeast

University at Buffalo

University of Maine

Ward Air

500 Women Scientists

Amalga Distillery

Atlin Recreation Center

City and Borough of Juneau

Coastal Helicopters

Geological Society of America

American Geophysical Union

California Institute of Technology

Ice Drilling Design and Operation (U.S.)

Juneau Community Fund


… and numerous private donors.