The Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) does not pursue government funding. We rely on the generous contributions of people like you who are passionate about working to establish greater equality and improved communication and understanding amongst peoples of the world. Please make a donation of a $100 or more to ESF, and your name will appear on our Donor Wall!
Please choose one of the options below to make a secure PayPal donation. If you already have a PayPal account, you can send it directly to ESFs PayPal account: .
By becoming a monthly contributor, you not only contribute to important ESF initiatives, but also provide us with a predictable source of income that allows us to more efficiently plan our future projects.
Make even more difference in our effort to enhance linguistic justice in a multicultural world by giving a leadership level donation ($1000).
You may also choose to make a one time donation to ESF in general, supporting the current and future projects, or you may direct your support to a specific program that is of most interest to you. ESF programs currently fall into the following categories: education; research; language policy and planning (more information below).
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You may also donate by making a legacy gift, property gift or in honor gift. Click here for more information, or you may contact our board member Wallace G. Du Temple, or 1-250-656-1767. Any donation to ESF is tax deductible for U.S. taxpayers. Our charitable number: The Esperantic Studies Foundation: 52-0885287. Our UEA account: esfo-p.
ESF’s initiatives in education include innovative web-based learning environments for learners and teachers of Esperanto, projects in global and intercultural education, and high-quality learning materials. We also support the North American Summer Esperanto Institute, the longest-running university-level program of this kind in the world. Click here to learn more about projects that we have supported in the past as well as current projects under development.
A central focus for ESF since its inception has been to provide funding for original research on issues of language equality, interlingual communication, and the history and sociolinguistics of Esperanto. We have supported the development of invaluable tools for researchers in these fields, including databases (corpora) of written and spoken Esperanto, a series of research bibliographies, and research libraries in Europe and North America. Click here to view a list of past and currently funded research projects. For more information about the field of interlinguistics, click here.
Language Policy and Planning
In addition to our research mission, ESF works to raise the level of public and political debate on equitable and effective solutions to language problems. Through conferences, publications, and networking, we seek to bring together a wide range of academics, policymakers, government officials, journalists and activists to develop common ground on language policies and language planning issues. Our ongoing support of the Nitobe Process is one of our most important vehicles for stimulating dialogue amongst these diverse stakeholder groups.