ELF Grants Support Language Legacies, Education Efforts

Funder: Endangered Language Fund; Opportunity: Language Legacies Grants; Funding Focus: Education, higher education and Native Americans; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Colleges and universities, researchers and language activists; Funding: Multiple awards averaging $2,000 each; Deadline: TBA, the completion is to open soon, last year’s deadline was April 10.

Summary: Grants support native languages for future generations. The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work. Priority goes to work that has immediate applicability to one group. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Colleges and universities receiving awards can’t use any of the funding for administrative costs.

Other Funding

These grants are different from the Native Voices Endowment program, which supports individual tribal members, tribal government or community language programs, and tribal colleges and universities of federally recognized nations along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. That program runs on a different track.

Info: www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/; telephone, 203/865-6163; elf@endangeredlanguagefund.org, e-mail.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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