How can I get involved?

How is SIL funded?

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.

How does one donate to SIL?

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.

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.


Mail a checkOr 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 628211
Orlando, FL 32862-8211


Whom should I contact?

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

Email: [email protected]