Endangered Language Fund (ELF)

Program Funding Area: 
Arts, Culture & Humanities
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Populations Served: 
All Populations
Native American
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Mission/Giving Statement: ELF was founded with the goal of supporting endangered language preservation and documentation projects. Its main mechanism for supporting work on endangered languages has been funding grants to individuals, tribes, and museums. 

Grantmaking Program Areas: Language Legacies; Native Voices

Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions: 

Language Legacies: This grant program supports documentation and revitalization efforts throughout the world. It is open to community members and researchers from any country. An academic degree is not required, but the application must provide evidence that the applicant can achieve the stated goals. Grants are for one year and average around $2,500 (US).

Native Voices: ELF will once again be managing and distributing grants through the Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy. This money comes from the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council, which received the revenues from the U.S. Mint's sale of the Lewis and Clark 2004 Commemorative Coin. Grants through this program will be available to members of the Native American tribes that came in contact with the Lewis and Clark Expedition between 1803-1806. Grants are available for work on documentation and revitalization of the languages of these tribes. Principal Investigators must be enrolled tribal members or employees of tribal colleges.

Types of Funding/Funding Restrictions: Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative costs are covered.

Application Instructions: There is no form, but the information requested below should be included in the first page of an electronic document, preferably a PDF file. Email the single file containing all the material to: [email protected]

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Contact Information
Street Address: 
300 George Street, Suite 900
New Haven
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Email Address: 
(203) 865-6163 x265
(203) 865-8963
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Last Updated Date: 
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 12:27pm
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