The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan policy organization committed to the idea that the United States and Europe are stronger together. GMF champions the principles of democracy, human rights, and international cooperation, which have served as the bedrock of peace and prosperity since the end of World War II but are under increasing strain. Today, polarization and intolerance mark every country in the transatlantic space. From this comes the need for GMF to double down on our commitment to strengthening transatlantic cooperation in support of an open, rules-based international system founded on shared values.
Those values and that system are under threat from enemies both internal and external.
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We cannot achieve this mission without the support of our donors, both individual and institutional. All of us at GMF deeply appreciate your support.
Institutional GivingExpand All
GMF accepts individual contributions of cash gifts, online giving, electronic fund transfers, and checks.
For information on giving opportunities for individuals, including estate bequests, please contact:
Kate Smyth Haskins, Vice President for External Relations and Chief Development Officer
Nathalie Scharpf, Donor Relations Assistant
For democratic governments seeking to make a gift, please contact: David Cotter, Head of Government Funding, Development.
For foundations seeking to make a gift, please contact: Ansgar Gessner, Deputy Director, External Relations.
For multilateral organizations seeking to make a gift, please contact: Klaudia Tani, Development Manager.
Our Funding Acceptance Policy
View our funding acceptance policy, here.
Honor Roll of Donors
We are grateful for the grants and charitable gifts that the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) receives from individuals, corporations, democratic governments, foundations, and multilateral organizations. It is thanks to our partners and their generous support that we can carry out the strategic work needed to strengthen transatlantic cooperation in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. Thank you for contributing to GMF: we hope that it is work that you are proud to support.
Our annual honor roll of donors from the last fiscal year can be found here.
Frequently Asked QuestionsExpand All
Are donations to The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) tax deductible?
Yes; GMF is incorporated with 501(c)3 charitable status in the United States and all donations to GMF are considered deductible to the fullest extent of the law. GMF’s institutional Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 52-0954751.
Will I receive a receipt for my gift?
Yes; If you donate via our website, you will receive an immediate acknowledgement letter confirming receipt of your donation. This should be kept for your tax purposes. If you donate another way (e.g., via bank transfer or check), you will receive an email as soon as your donation is processed. This will also be followed up within two weeks by a formalized tax receipt (if applicable).
How will my gift be directed? Can I support a particular program?
You are welcome to direct your donation to any area of GMF that you would like to support. On our website, you have the option of contributing to specific listed programs or to where it is needed most (which will be determined internally by GMF). Additionally, if you would like to give to a program or purpose that is not listed, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us so that we can work with you to direct your gift.
Can GMF offer tax-efficient charitable giving for donors outside the U.S.?
GMF is enrolled in the Transnational Giving Europe Program and can accordingly facilitate tax-efficient giving for taxpayers in Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and the UK. For further information, please contact us.
My employer offers a matching gift program—how can I support GMF through that?
Thank you for thinking about how to additionally leverage your donation. To check if your employer offers a matching gift program as an employee benefit, please check with your HR team. Alternatively, you can check Charity Navigator’s list of employers offering matching gift programs.
We recommend checking the process with your HR team before making the donation. Generally, you will make your donation to GMF and then submit a matching gift request to your employer, and they will issue the matching payment directly to GMF. If you or your HR team have any questions on this process, please email us.
How is The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) funded?
We are grateful for the grants and charitable gifts that the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) receives from individuals, corporations, democratic governments, foundations, and multilateral organizations.
It is thanks to our partners and their generous support that we can carry out the strategic work needed to strengthen transatlantic cooperation in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. Thank you for supporting GMF: we hope that it is work that you are proud to support.
How is The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) governed?
GMF is governed by a volunteer board of trustees, with members individually elected for terms of service. The board is led by an elected chair and vice chair. Trustees additionally serve on board committees with oversight for specific areas of governance.
GMF is managed by the organization’s president in consultation with the executive team. Programs and offices are led by staff directors.