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

Our donors engage with GMF and its mission through partnerships, charitable donations, and through our Business Alliance membership. Below you may find a list of funders for the 2021 fiscal year (June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021).

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Strategic Cross-Sector Donors

$1 Million and above 


Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust 

Phokion Potamianos

$100,000 - $999,999

Airbus Group

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Compagnia di San Paolo

Craig Newmark Philanthropies

European Commission

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (through KfW)

Henry Luce Foundation

Hewlett Foundation

Meridiam Infrastructure


Sandler Foundation

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States

The Klarman Family Foundation

Turkish Industry and Business Association

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

$10,000 - $99,999

Air Liquide SA

American Council of Learned Societies

Antwerp Chamber of Commerce


Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, and Development Cooperation

Bertelsmann Foundation (North America)



Business Council of Canada

Capital Group Co Charitable Foundation

Christoph Henkel

Comcast Corporation

David and Vickie Smick Foundation

Directorate General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations

East-West Center

European Council On Foreign Relations

European Cultural Foundation

European Union

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Georgetown University

German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Goldman Sachs Gives

Google LLC

Istituto Affari Internazionali

J.P.Morgan Charitable Giving Fund


McKinsey Global Institute


Microsoft Corporation

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Office of the French Prime Minister

Open Society Foundations

Rainwater Charitable Foundation

Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH

Stiftung Mercator Deutschland

Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

United Airlines

United States Department of State

United States Embassy Ankara

United States Embassy in Belgium

United States Mission to the European Union

Valeo Management Services

Wallenberg Foundations

$1,000 - $9,999

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation


Family Fund

Fundacion ONCE

Goethe Institute

Mission of Japan to the European Union

Québec Government Office in Washington

Raytheon Company

Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies

The Omidyar Group

United States Mission to NATO

University of British Columbia

Wilhelm Merck and Nonie Brady

Board Member Donations

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

Amanda Bennett

Annie Maxwell

Christopher Schroeder

David Ignatius

David Smick

Frank Friedman

Guido Goldman

Heidi Heitkamp

J. Robinson West

Janet Lamkin

John B. Emerson

John Harris

Rear Admiral (Ret.) John Kirby

Joyce Chang

Karen Donfried

Kassie Freeman, Ph.D.

Kathryn H. Ruemmler

Marc Grossman

Meghan L. O'Sullivan

Shyam Reddy

Thomas "Tad" Kelly