THE POLAR EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Address
12 CHEMIN FOSBERY
CHELSEA, QUEBEC J9B 2G6
CA
Contact
Phone: +1 (819) 827-3300
Nonprofit
NTEE: B11 - Single Organization Support
EIN: 20-5853356

Mission

TO PROVIDE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTIC AND THE ANTARCTIC REGIONS. IT IS DEDICATED TO ADVANCING THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE WORLD'S POLAR REGIONS BY EMPOWERING YOUTH AND POLAR EDUCATORS. THE ORGANIZATION HOPES TO FOSTER WITHIN THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD A DEEP UNDERSTANDING AND RESPECT FOR THE POLAR REGIONS TO HELP PROMOTE AND DEVELOP ENVIRONMENT AWARENESS AND CONSERVATION EFFORTS.
 201620152012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2006
Subsection code03
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$0.00$0.00 
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00$0.00 
Number of employees00 
Number of people compensated >$100k00 
Number of volunteers33 
Number of highly compensated contractors00 
Personnel
Farella, Ben
TitleSECRETARY & DIRECTORSECRETARY & DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personBEN FARELLABEN FARELLA 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue 
Current officerTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.02.0 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0  
Green, Geoff
TitlePRESIDENT & DIRECTORPRESIDENT & DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personGEOFF GREENGEOFF GREEN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue 
Current officerTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org6.06.0 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0  
McCallum, Jamie
TitleTREASURER & DIRECTORTREASURER & DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personJAMIE MCCALLUMJAMIE MCCALLUM 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue 
Current officerTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.02.0 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.0  
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTO PROVIDE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTIC AND THE ANTARCTIC REGIONS.TO PROVIDE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTIC AND THE ANTARCTIC REGIONS. 
Program service expenses, total$270,292.00$556,500.00 
Programs, including revenue & expenses
THE ORGANIZATION SPONSORS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN SCHOOLS DEALING WITH THE POLAR REGIONS. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO DEVELOPS MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS TO USE IN THEIR CURRICULUM ON THE POLAR REGIONS. IN ADDITION TO THE IN-SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDES STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND SCIENTISTS WITH THE ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THE ARCTIC AND THE ANTARCTIC BY HOSTING RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL EXPEDITIONS TO THOSE AREAS. EACH YEAR, THERE IS ONE TRIP TO THE ARTIC AND ONE TRIP TO ANTARCTICA. THE COST PER PERSON IS APPROXIMATELY $10,000. THE ORGANIZATION BELIEVES THAT THE STUDENTS WHO ARE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EXPEDITION WILL LEARN INVALUABLE LESSONS AND WILL RETURN TO THEIR HOMES AND SCHOOLS AS "POLAR AMBASSADORS" FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. IT IS HOPED THAT THESE STUDENTS WILL ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND CONSERVATION IN THEIR PEERS. EACH ADMITTED STUDENT WILL PARTICIPATE IN A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM WHICH WILL BEGIN WITH PREPARATORY STUDY AND RESEARCH PRIOR TO THE EXPEDITION. DURING THE EXPEDITION, EXPERIENCED EXPERTS WILL BE ON BOARD OFFERING SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES FOCUSED ON MANY TOPICS INCLUDING THE HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE, SCIENCE, FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE ARCTIC OR ANTARCTIC. THE EXPEDITION STAFF WILL INCLUDE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS CONDUCTING ON-GOING RESEARCH PROJECTS IN WHICH THE STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE. DAILY FIELD EXCURSIONS IN THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTICA WILL BRING THEIR STUDIES TO LIFE AND MAKE THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE EVEN MORE ENRICHING AND LIFE CHANGING. THE REPORTING ORGANIZATION GRANTED $270,000 TO STUDENTS ON ICE FOUNDATION IN CANADA TO PROVIDE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND SUPPORT FOR A SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND.
Program expenses$270,292.00$556,500.00 
Program revenue$0.00$0.00 
Grants and allocations made$270,000.00$556,500.00 
Program descriptionTHE ORGANIZATION SPONSORS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN SCHOOLS DEALING WITH THE POLAR REGIONS. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO DEVELOPS MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS TO USE IN THEIR CURRICULUM ON THE POLAR REGIONS. IN ADDITION TO THE IN-SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDES STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND SCIENTISTS WITH THE ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THE ARCTIC AND THE ANTARCTIC BY HOSTING RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL EXPEDITIONS TO THOSE AREAS. EACH YEAR, THERE IS ONE TRIP TO THE ARTIC AND ONE TRIP TO ANTARCTICA. THE COST PER PERSON IS APPROXIMATELY $10,000. THE ORGANIZATION BELIEVES THAT THE STUDENTS WHO ARE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EXPEDITION WILL LEARN INVALUABLE LESSONS AND WILL RETURN TO THEIR HOMES AND SCHOOLS AS "POLAR AMBASSADORS" FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. IT IS HOPED THAT THESE STUDENTS WILL ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND CONSERVATION IN THEIR PEERS. EACH ADMITTED STUDENT WILL PARTICIPATE IN A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM WHICH WILL BEGIN WITH PREPARATORY STUDY AND RESEARCH PRIOR TO THE EXPEDITION. DURING THE EXPEDITION, EXPERIENCED EXPERTS WILL BE ON BOARD OFFERING SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES FOCUSED ON MANY TOPICS INCLUDING THE HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE, SCIENCE, FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE ARCTIC OR ANTARCTIC. THE EXPEDITION STAFF WILL INCLUDE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS CONDUCTING ON-GOING RESEARCH PROJECTS IN WHICH THE STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE. DAILY FIELD EXCURSIONS IN THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTICA WILL BRING THEIR STUDIES TO LIFE AND MAKE THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE EVEN MORE ENRICHING AND LIFE CHANGING. THE REPORTING ORGANIZATION GRANTED $270,000 TO STUDENTS ON ICE FOUNDATION IN CANADA TO PROVIDE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND SUPPORT FOR A SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND.THE ORGANIZATION SPONSORS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN SCHOOLS DEALING WITH THE POLAR REGIONS. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO DEVELOPS MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS TO USE IN THEIR CURRICULUM ON THE POLAR REGIONS. IN ADDITION TO THE IN-SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, THE ORGANIZATION PROVIDES STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND SCIENTISTS WITH THE ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THE ARCTIC AND THE ANTARCTIC BY HOSTING RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL EXPEDITIONS TO THOSE AREAS. EACH YEAR, THERE IS ONE TRIP TO THE ARTIC AND ONE TRIP TO ANTARCTICA. THE COST PER PERSON IS APPROXIMATELY $10,000. THE ORGANIZATION BELIEVES THAT THE STUDENTS WHO ARE SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EXPEDITION WILL LEARN INVALUABLE LESSONS AND WILL RETURN TO THEIR HOMES AND SCHOOLS AS "POLAR AMBASSADORS" FOR THE ENVIRONMENT. IT IS HOPED THAT THESE STUDENTS WILL ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND CONSERVATION IN THEIR PEERS. EACH ADMITTED STUDENT WILL PARTICIPATE IN A COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM WHICH WILL BEGIN WITH PREPARATORY STUDY AND RESEARCH PRIOR TO THE EXPEDITION. DURING THE EXPEDITION, EXPERIENCED EXPERTS WILL BE ON BOARD OFFERING SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES FOCUSED ON MANY TOPICS INCLUDING THE HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE, SCIENCE, FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE ARCTIC OR ANTARCTIC. THE EXPEDITION STAFF WILL INCLUDE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTISTS CONDUCTING ON-GOING RESEARCH PROJECTS IN WHICH THE STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE. DAILY FIELD EXCURSIONS IN THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTICA WILL BRING THEIR STUDIES TO LIFE AND MAKE THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE EVEN MORE ENRICHING AND LIFE CHANGING. THE REPORTING ORGANIZATION GRANTED $556,500 TO STUDENTS ON ICE FOUNDATION IN CANADA TO PROVIDE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND SUPPORT FOR A SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND. 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$336,744.00$561,201.00 
Revenue from contributions (total)$336,743.00$561,200.00$0.00
Investment income, current yr$1.00$1.00 
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$336,743.00$561,200.00 
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00 
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00 
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$336,743.00$561,200.00 
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00$0.00 
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$0.00$0.00 
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00$0.00 
Investment income$1.00$1.00 
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$0.00$0.00 
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00$0.00 
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$304,018.00$567,500.00 
Total functional expenses: program service $270,292.00$556,500.00 
Total functional expenses: management and general$10,776.00$9,500.00 
Total functional expenses: fundraising$22,950.00$1,500.00 
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00 
Legal fees (total)$0.00$0.00 
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00 
General management fees (total)$0.00$0.00 
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$38,757.00$6,031.00$1,632.00
Total assets, beginning of year$6,031.00$3,830.00 
Total liabilities$8,500.00$8,500.00$5,000.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$8,500.00$0.00 
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00 
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00$0.00 
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$30,257.00-$2,469.00 
Temporarily restricted net assets$0.00$0.00 
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$0.00$0.00 
Net assets$30,257.00-$2,469.00 
Net assets, beginning of year-$2,469.00$3,830.00 
Other liabilities$0.00$0.00 
Bond liabilities$0.00$0.00 
Intangible assets$0.00$0.00 
Other assets$0.00$0.00 
Investments: other securities$0.00$0.00 
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00$0.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$38,757.00$6,031.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$6,031.00$3,830.00 
Investments -- program-related$0.00$0.00 
Escrow or custodial account liability$0.00$0.00 
Loans and other payables to key persons$0.00$0.00 
Grants payable$0.00$0.00 
Inventories for sale or use$0.00$0.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$32,726.00-$6,299.00 
Advertising (total)$0.00$0.00 
Savings & temp cash investment$0.00$0.00 
Accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$0.00$0.00 
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$8,500.00$8,500.00 
Deferred revenue$0.00$0.00 
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties$0.00$0.00 
Secured mortgages and notes payable$0.00$0.00 
Total net assets or fund balances$30,257.00-$2,469.00 
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$0.00$0.00 
Payment to affiliates$0.00$0.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members33 
Number of independent voting members33 
Financial sheets were auditedTrueTrue 
Accrual accountingTrueTrue 
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-01 
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990 
IRS schema version2016v3.12015v2.1 
Filing identifier201732789349300318201612669349300406 
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