Igloo No. 4 Foundation was formed and incorporated with the State of Alaska on March 14, 1976, by Alden L. Wilbur, Howard Marlin and William Sheaffer with a 501(c)(3) designation.
Its mission is to:
To accomplish these goals, the Foundation accepts donations, gifts, bequests of funds, real property and personal property. Such contributions are generally eligible deductions per Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Unless otherwise indicated, the contributions become part of the Foundation’s permanent endowment, and only the earnings are used to carry out the work of the organization.
The Foundation operating board is comprised of six representatives from Men’s Igloo No. 4 and five from Women’s Igloo No. 8.
The Fairbanks Home has benefited from projects funded through the earnings of bequests from many local Pioneers. Some notable projects include:
The other five Alaska Pioneer Homes also receive annual support intended to personally benefit the residents.
Examples of the Foundation’s historic preservation projects include:
Awarded annually to descendants of Men's Igloo No. 4 and/or Women's Igloo No. 8. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a University of Alaska facility for the Fall semester and have completed 12 or more credit hours of classes numbered 100 or above the previous Spring semester. There are additional requirements but if you have met the first three, you may want to consider applying.
The number of scholarships and amount awarded varies each year, depending upon the available funds.