The German Marshall Fund of the United States is grateful for the generous contributions it receives from individuals, foundations, corporations, and US and foreign government agencies. Our donors make possible the strategic initiatives needed to strengthen transatlantic cooperation in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.

Our funders engage with GMF and its mission through partnerships, charitable donations, and through membership of GMF’s business alliances. Below you may find a list of funders for the 2018 fiscal year (June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018).

Strategic Cross-Sector Donors

$1 Million and above


$500,000 - $999,999

Sandler Foundation

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Compagnia di San Paolo

Robert Bosch Stiftung

Stiftung Mercator

Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

The Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ)

U.S. Dept. of State

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

$250,000 – 499,999

Democracy Fund

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


NWI Management LP

The Kresge Foundation

$100,000 – 249,999


Airbus Group


Bertelsmann Stiftung


BSA | The Software Alliance


Daimler AG


European Commission

Google LLC

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Meridiam Infrastructure

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Policy Center for The New South

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation


Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

$99,000 and below

Asan Institute of Policy Studies Ministry of Defence of Finland
Baker McKenzie LLC Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia
Bank of America Charitable Foundation Inc Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belguim
Bayer AG Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
Boumbouras Foundation Open Society Foundations
Brussels-Capital Region Porticus
Chevron Corporation Polish Naval Academy
Cleveland Foundation Quicken Loans
Delegation of the European Union to the U.S. Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Delegation of the European Union to Turkey Raytheon
DTE Energy Foundation Romanian-American Foundation
Embassy of the United Kingdom, Warsaw Rona and Randolph M. Nelson Foundation
Enel Foundation SAAB AB
European Leadership Network SilverParker Group
Exxon Mobil  Solvay S.A. 
Gemini Industries Inc. StrategEast
Gilead Sciences Inc. U.S. Department of Defense
Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment Profile   U.S. Mission to the European Union
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. The Wallenberg Foundation
King Baudouin Foundation Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
Luso-American Development Foundation World Jewish Congress
Microsoft Corporation  

Board Member Donations

We are grateful to every one of our esteemed board members for their demonstrated commitment to GMF’s mission.

Greg Craig  Robert G. Liberatore
Karen Donfried   Annie Maxwell
Kassie Freeman Meghan L. O’Sullivan
Frank Friedman     Richard Powers
Marc Grossman  Shyam Reddy
John F. Harris Christopher Schroeder
David Ignatius  David Smick
Thomas Kelly    J. Robinson West  
Marc E. Leland  Robert Wexler
Dr. Guido Goldman, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, is specially recognized for his contribution of over $300,000.

Individual Donors

GMF is highly appreciative of the support of its top 10 individual donors. 

Nonie Brady Wilhelm Merck  
Andrew Bronin  Leonard Shavel 
Charles Buchanan Elpidio Villarreal 
William Burke   Greg Waldorf
Seth Klarman Eric Wolf
* The list above does not encompass any donors that do not wish to publicly disclose their charitable giving. 



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