Donate to the Survey

We gratefully welcome donations to support our core missions, especially preservation, access, and outreach. For language documentation we have some restricted-use funds, but to support our other missions we depend on outside gifts and grants. Your contribution will help sustain the following activities:


  • cataloging new manuscript collections, such as field notes on indigenous languages
  • digitizing field notes and other material in our archive, so that it is accessible to users without having to come to Berkeley
  • processing new audio collections, including cataloging, digitizing, and segmenting into usable audio files
  • paying for electronic storage (including backups) of digitized resources

Access and outreach

  • providing research and material assistance to scholars and to heritage community members who visit our archive
  • preparing language-learning material, dictionaries, and other resources based on materials in our collection
  • providing language documentation assistance to California Indian communities
  • supporting the biennial Breath of Life Workshop with archive assistance and other mentoring

No gift is too small. To make a credit card or other online gift, use the Linguistics Online Giving Form. In the Special instructions box at the bottom of the first page, please specify "Survey of California and Other Indian Languages" so your contribution comes to us. To send a check, use our mailing address:

Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Berkeley
1203 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

Thank you!