Endangered Language Fund
Endangered Language Fund (ELF) was founded in 1996 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. ELF’s grants have promoted work in over sixty countries and have funded a wide range of projects, from the development of indigenous radio programs in South Dakota, to recording of the last living oral historian of the Shor language of western Siberia, to the establishment of orthographies and literacy materials to be used by endangered language teaching programs all over the world.
A 2018 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported two ELF projects: one on Basaa, a language of Cameroon, and one on a dialect of Zapotec, in Mexico.