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Summer Institute of Linguistics

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Summer Institute of Linguistics is a international development organization based in Dallas, TX that was founded in 1982. As of 2017 they had $42 million in revenue and $87 million in assets.

SIL International is a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to serving language communities worldwide as they build capacity for sustainable language development.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Sil International.

(972) 708-7400
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Program areas at Summer Institute of Linguistics

Language Development and Translation Programs-- SIL works with 2,000 ethnolinguistic minority communities around the world as they build their capacity for the sustainable development of their own languages. Language development is the series of ongoing planned actions that a language community takes to ensure that its language continues to serve its changing social, cultural, political, economic and spiritual needs and goals. SIL's expertise related to language development includes training and consulting for activities such as linguistic analysis, orthography and writing systems development, literature development (including translation) and multilingual education and literacy.

Training in Language Development and Multilingual Education-- SIL offers technical expertise and training to support the decisions of local communities about how to maintain their cultures and use their languages in new ways to address their changing needs. To do this, SIL assists with multilingual education programs to help students learn effectively through both their mother tongues and other languages. In addition to working with communities at the local level, SIL is an acknowledged leader in formal academic programs for the components of cross-cultural language development work. SIL works in partnership with more than 25 institutions around the world to offer classroom and online training in applied linguistics.

Logistics -- SIL serves minority language communities who may reside in very remote locations. It is often necessary for SIL to provide services to its staff that are not available in the local economy, such as housing, transportation, and food.

Form 990s for Summer Institute of Linguistics

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-09Sep 30, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Sep 17, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Sep 1, 2017990View PDF
2015-09Jul 28, 2016990View PDF
2014-09Jul 14, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Summer Institute of Linguistics

Total grants, contributions, etc.$25,854,576
Program services$10,913,053
Investment income and dividends$1,964,630
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$13,703
Net rental income$679,516
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,214,504
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,204,714
Miscellaneous revenues$190,795
Total revenues$42,035,491

Vendors for Summer Institute of Linguistics

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Google IncSoftware2020-03-16
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██████Fundraising software2020-03-03
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-03
█████████Content management system software2020-03-03
█████████Tax accounting2019-09-30

Personnel at Summer Institute of Linguistics

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Don Buhler, M.a.Chief Financial Officer$22,606July 14, 2019
Steve MoitozoChief Innovation Development Officer-July 14, 2019
█████ ████████Global Chief Human Resources Officer-July 14, 2019
██████ ████████Dictionary Editor in Chief-March 6, 2018
████ ██ ██████Chief Research Officer-July 14, 2019
███████ ███████ ████████Founder-July 16, 2018
██████ █████████ █████Executive Director$67,756July 14, 2019
█████ ███████Africa Strategic Communications Director and Crisis Preparedness-July 23, 2018
████ ██████Language Technology Director-July 14, 2019
██████ ██ ████Global Technology and Information Services Director-July 14, 2019
...and 49 more key personnel

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