Donate by Check

Get involved financially

Thank you for your donation toward the service that SIL provides to minority language communities worldwide—building their capacity for sustainable language development by means of research, training, materials development, translation, and software and font development.


Mail a checkChecks 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 620122
Orlando, FL 32862-0122

Contributions to SIL may be designated for the:

  • Development and publication of minority language dictionaries

  • Development of software for those working in minority languages

  • Development of complex scripts and fonts for minority languages

  • Kenneth Pike Endowment for Integrative Scholarship


Undesignated donations will be used where there is the most need.

All contributions are tax deductible.

Donations can also be made online via credit card or EFT check, which 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.

How SIL is 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.


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