Communities developing resources and competencies for using their languages
Foundational understanding for language development work of all kinds
Publications, fonts and computer tools for language development, translation and research
SIL offers training in disciplines relevant to sustainable language development.
7,105 languages are spoken or signed. CLICK for map of world languages & regional websites.
SIL's dedication to language development past and present
Resources for the work of SIL are provided primarily by individuals and organizations interested in SIL's work. In addition, for many of its larger projects, SIL seeks grants from a variety of other sources, both public and private. Less than one percent of its income is derived from any sort of government source.
Contributions to SIL may be designated for the SIL Literacy Fund or the Ken Pike Endowment Fund, or they may be undesignated, in which case they will be used where there is the most need. All contributions are tax deductible.
You can support SIL by making a contribution online. Making a donation is fast, easy, and secure, and you will receive an acknowledgement for your tax records. Please note: We use a nonprofit service to process our credit card transactions and online check transactions. CHARITABLE PAYMENT PROCESSING is the name that will appear on your credit card or bank statement, not SIL International. Using a third party helps us keep our costs low and allows us to spend more time and money on our programs.
Or you may choose to mail a check. Checks should be payable to SIL International (please include the name of the specific fund if you have a preference) and send to:
SIL International PO Box 628200 Orlando, FL 32862-8200
If you have questions regarding contributing to SIL, or if you would like information concerning the management or finances of various projects, please feel free to contact:
International Finance SIL International 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road Dallas, TX 75236
Telephone: +1-972-708-7412 Fax: +1-972-708-7317