Funding resources

Find grant and other support resources

Community Grants

The Indigenous Language Institute "provides vital language related services to Native communities so that their individual identities, traditional wisdom and values are passed on to future generations in their original languages."

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme "gives grants worldwide to individuals to document endangered languages."

The Documenting Endangered Languages program at the National Science Foundation.

The US Administration for Native Americans (ANA) awards grants to US tribes for language revitalization.

The Phillips Fund for Native American Research gives small grants for "research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada."

Rising Voices provides microgrant funding.

The Foundation for Endangered Languages "awards grants to projects that support the use of endangered languages in all contexts."

Recovering Voices -- project at Smithsonian that provides funding for visits to the Smithsonian Archives

American Philosophical Society has Research Grants

Mini-Grants

The Awesome Foundation offers $1000 microgrants on a monthly basis.

Doyon Foundation occasionally will offer grants up to $6000.

The Alaska Humanities Forum no longer offers minigrants, but you can contact them for more information about how to fund your small project

Focused Fields

 Health/Wellness Studies & Programs 

The Indigenous Language Institute "provides vital language related services to Native communities so that their individual identities, traditional wisdom and values are passed on to future generations in their original languages."

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme "gives grants worldwide to individuals to document endangered languages."

The Documenting Endangered Languages program at the National Science Foundation.

 

Immersion School Grants

The US Administration for Native Americans (ANA) awards grants to US tribes for language revitalization.

The Phillips Fund for Native American Research gives small grants for "research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada."

Rising Voices provides microgrant funding.

The Foundation for Endangered Languages "awards grants to projects that support the use of endangered languages in all contexts."

Recovering Voices is a project at Smithsonian that provides funding for visits to the Smithsonian Archives.

American Philosophical Society has Research Grants available.

Federal Programs

Department of Education English Language Acquisition ESEA, Title III-A

 

Department of Education Indian Education Formula Grant Program ESEA, Title VI-A-1

 

Department of Education Improvement of Educational Opportunities for Indian Children ESEA, Title VI-A-2

 

Department of Education Professional Development for Teachers and Education Professionals ESEA, Title VI-A-2

 

Department of Education Native American and Alaska Native Language Immersion Schools and Programs ESEA, Title VI-A-3

 

Department of Education Alaska Native Education Equity Program ESEA, Title VI-C

 

Department of Health and Human Services Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance Programs 42 U.S.C. §2991b-3

 

Department of the Interior Indian School Equalization Program (ISEP) 25 U.S.C. §2007

 

Department of the Interior Living Languages Grant Program (LLGP) Snyder Act

 

Department of the Interior Education Program Enhancements Snyder Act; 25 U.S.C. §2007

 

Department of the Interior Johnson O’Malley 25 U.S.C. §§5342 and 5348

 

Department of the Interior Early Child and Family Development (FACE) 25 U.S.C. §2019