Partners and Supporters

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As a non-profit organization, Terralingua relies on public support to operate and to carry out its projects. Our funding comes from grants from foundations and other agencies, contracts for services to other organizations, and individual donors. Over the years, we have been fortunate to receive support from the following sources, which we gladly acknowledge:

  • Logan Foundation
  • Kalliopeia Foundation
  • Swift Foundation
  • Philip & Muriel Berman Foundation
  • New England Biolabs Foundation
  • Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research
  • Estate of Aldon N. Roat
  • The Christensen Fund
  • Ford Foundation
  • International Development Research Centre
  • Lush Cosmetics
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Go to the Support Us page to find out how to donate or become a member.

Many other individuals and institutions have offered equally valuable in-kind support from- volunteering on a variety of tasks, to making equipment and facilities available to us, and much more. While the list is too long to include here, we are grateful to all of them too.


Since Terralingua’s founding in 1996, partnerships have been one of the pillars of our approach to promoting and supporting the vitality of biocultural diversity. We have fostered our activities through various forms of collaboration with other organizations and institutions, including:

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Berkeley Natural History Museums
  • COMPAS Network
  • Conservation International
  • Convention on Biological Diversity
  • Endangered Language Fund
  • Festival della Scienza
  • Field Museum of Natural History
  • Foundation for Endangered Languages
  • Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP)
  • International Society of Ethnobiology
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
  • National Geographic Society
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwestern University
  • Reasearch Institute on
  • Humanity and Nature, Japan
  • Sacred Natural Sites Initiative
  • Slow Food
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
  • United Nations Centre for Human Rights
  • United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Environment Programme  (UNEP)
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Florida
  • University of Tokyo
  • Wiser Earth
  • World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

As an organization committed to the maintenance and revitalization of biocultural diversity, Terralingua makes every effort to ensure that our activities are informed by the range of knowledges and perspectives held by both our members and partners. Consider joining us. We especially welcome partnerships with community groups and individuals working “on the front lines” in defense of biocultural diversity.

Please visit our Terralingua Ubuntu Membership Website to become a member or to donate to Terralingua.

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