Ways you can make a difference

Invest in SIL LEAD

SIL LEAD is a faith-based nonprofit. Through our network of expert consultants and local partners, SIL LEAD offers extensive capabilities in language, communication and education. You can donate to the SIL LEAD general fund and help to further the work of our staff and consultants. 

Invest in a Minority Language Community's Future

Your donations help local community-based organizations around the world pursue their development goals while maintaining and developing their unique language and culture.  SIL LEAD's Community-Based Language Development fund seeks to help fund efforts by these organizations. Click here to donate now and select "Community-Based Language Development" from the drop-down menu.

Literacy and Development through Partnership

Literacy and Development through Partnership (LDP) exists so that children and adults in northern Ghana can learn to read and apply their literacy skills to better their lives. Local trainers from the Dagomba community work together with the public schools in northern Ghana to improve the quality of basic education. LDP works with these Dagomba trainers to provide teacher training in literacy, to develop reading materials, and to advocate for and implement Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education in schools. Currently, 1,500 in-school-children from 47 rural communities in four districts of northern Ghana are benefiting from LDP’s basic education work. Your support for LDP enables children and adults in the Dagomba community to read and to receive basic education, unlocking opportunities to improve the quality of their lives. 

Click here to donate now and select Literacy & Development through Partnership (Ghana) to designate your gift.

Read More about LDP

 Dagomba children practicing writing in locally-purchased exercise books provided by LDP.

Dagomba children practicing writing in locally-purchased exercise books provided by LDP.

Indigenous Peruvian Teacher Scholarships
(closed to new donations)

Working together with a local Peruvian partner, AIDI, SIL LEAD has funded 12 scholarships and 6 new scholarships will soon be awarded to indigenous teachers seeking to complete their teacher certifications. AIDI has carefully selected teachers who have demonstrated good character, academic capability, and teaching skills. Because of the lack of minority-language speaking teachers, AIDI is confident that they will be given positions once they have finished their thesis requirements. We are currently not raising new funds for this scholarship program and are very grateful for the generous donations we have received to fund this effort. Learn more... 

Committed to Stewardship

SIL LEAD is a faith-based nonprofit organization. We are committed to the highest standards of program effectiveness, corporate governance, and financial transparency. Your giving helps us serve marginalized communities and pursue a world where all communities have a voice in their own development – in their own language.  

Thank you! 

Paul Frank
Executive Director


Donate with Confidence

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If you would like to help eliminate the fees that SIL LEAD must pay when donations are made via credit card, please select the "Bank Account Transfer (ACH)" option on the online donations page to make a direct deposit from your bank account or send your donation by check to:

c/o WeWork
1440 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

SIL LEAD is a 501(c)3, registered to collect donations in all 50 states. Our Federal EIN is 45-25320901.

For more information, please contact us