The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a nonpartisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting greater cooperation and understanding between North America and Europe.
GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working on transatlantic issues, by convening leaders to discuss the most pressing transatlantic themes, and by examining ways in which transatlantic cooperation can address a variety of global policy challenges. In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies.
Founded in 1972 through a gift from Germany on the 25th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has eight offices in Europe: Berlin, Warsaw, Bratislava, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, and Bucharest.
The new headquarters of the German Marshall Fund in Washington, DC, were inaugurated by Chancellor Angela Merkel in January 2006.