Language Grants

As part of our continuing effort to revitalize the endangered Native languages of the Doyon region, Doyon Foundation awards Our Language grants of up to $5,000 each year to support language revitalization efforts in the Doyon region.

Doyon region tribal governments/tribal councils/communities; nonprofit Alaska Native organizations, societies and community groups; and Alaska Native cultural, educational and recreational organizations/centers are eligible to apply for an Our Language grant.

Grant proposals must include a project description and timeline; plan for language documentation; project budget; completed community language survey; letter of support from village council or tribal office; and community language plan (optional). Each awardee agrees to schedule two mandatory project check-ins, and submit a final report at the end of their project.

Doyon, Limited established the language grant program in 2012, and the Doyon Foundation language revitalization program now manages the grant program.

Upcoming deadlines

We are now accepting applications for round two of the Our Language grant program. Interested applicants may now apply online. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. AKDT on Monday, April 11, 2022.