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German Marshall Fund of the US

Strengthening Transatlantic Cooperation

four stars

92.24

1744 R Street NW Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 683-2650   Web Site
EIN: 52-0954751

Board Leadership
J. Robinson West
Chair

CEO
Karen Donfried
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.24 four stars
  Financial 89.03 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship. In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies.

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Financial

three stars

89.03

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
73.5%
  Administrative Expenses 23.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.54
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by German Marshall Fund of the US on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by German Marshall Fund of the US on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
German Marshall Fund of the US (DC) 92.24 four stars
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.06 four stars
The Ireland Funds America (MA) 85.85 three stars
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC) 91.50 four stars
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam (CA) 93.55 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,343,875
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,673,880
Total Contributions $21,017,755
   Program Service Revenue $1,208
Total Primary Revenue $21,018,963
   Other Revenue $2,958,544
TOTAL REVENUE $23,977,507
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $25,270,180
   Administrative Expenses $5,859,058
   Fundraising Expenses $1,046,150
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $32,175,388
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-8,197,881
   
Net Assets $162,073,928

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Policy $14,157,451 56.0%
Civil Society $7,959,209 31.5%
Leadership $3,153,520 12.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 11/01/2020 92.24 four stars
2018-05 07/01/2019 82.96 three stars
2017-05 06/01/2018 81.38 three stars
2016-05 12/01/2017 84.98 three stars
2015-05 11/01/2016 85.05 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 86.27 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 09/01/2015 88.56 three stars
2013-05 06/01/2014 90.02 four stars
2012-05 02/01/2014 74.98 two stars
2012-05 09/01/2013 74.82 two stars
2012-05 08/01/2013 73.80 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-0954751
Name in IRS Master File GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OF THE US
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$516,577 1.60% Karen Donfried President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
German Marshall Fund of the US (DC) 92.24 four stars
Abraham Initiatives (NY) 85.28 three stars
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 89.15 three stars
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC) 91.50 four stars
American Council on Germany (NY) 95.26 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

German Marshall Fund of the US
1744 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 683-2650
fax: (202) 265-1662
EIN: 52-0954751

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Board Leadership

J. Robinson West
Chair

CEO

Karen Donfried
President

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