The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) in Washington, DC, is the only think tank focused exclusively on the most pressing issues at stake for Germany and the United States. Affiliated with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the Institute possesses in-depth policy and academic expertise and an extensive network on both sides of the Atlantic. AICGS collaborates with policymakers, corporate leaders, and scholars to deliver in-depth, actionable analysis and fresh ideas that help anticipate trends, manage risk, and shape policy choices.
Founded in 1983, AICGS possesses in-depth policy and academic expertise and an extensive network on both sides of the Atlantic and collaborates with policymakers, corporate leaders, and scholars to deliver in-depth, actionable analysis and fresh ideas that help anticipate trends, manage risk, and shape policy choices.
Our team of 10 full-time employees, our large network of affiliated scholars, and a world-class Board of Trustees share a common purpose: anticipate challenges, propose solutions, and bolster the German-American partnership.
Our work would not be possible without the support we receive from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. AICGS is unique: focused on the German-American relationship, both at the bilateral level and within a broader global context. Our work addresses today’s top economic, foreign, security, social, and political issues. Our programs focus on the issues that most affect the United States and Germany: trade and investment, how new technologies are changing our economic relationship, German-American defense ties and the NATO alliance, political trends, common approaches to the challenges surrounding China, the impact of migration and integration on politics and the economy, and issues of Holocaust remembrance and reconciliation.
AICGS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3)
Investing in AICGS shows your commitment to the German-American partnership, sustains the critical research of the Institute, and involves you in important policy issues affecting the political, business, and academic spheres.
Contact: Jessica Hart
Director of Finance and Operations
Are contributions to AICGS tax deductible?
Yes. AICGS is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Federal Tax ID number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 52-1309525.
Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes. If your gift was made online with a credit card you should receive a receipt immediately. For all other donation types, you will receive a receipt via email within 3-4 weeks. If you do not receive a receipt within the time frame listed, or need a copy of an old receipt, contact Jessica Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are my AICGS online transactions safe?
Yes! AICGS and our credit card processor use industry-leading Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology for secure e-commerce transactions. SSL encrypts all the personal information you submit, including credit card number, name, and address.
How is AICGS funded?
AICGS’ work is made possible thanks to the generous support of individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments. For more information, see our list of sponsors.
How is AICGS governed?
AICGS is a private nonpartisan, nonprofit organization governed by the Board of Trustees and affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Martin Richenhagen was named chairman of the AICGS Board of Trustees in 2020, and Jeffrey Rathke has led AICGS as its President since 2018.
How To Give
Checks should be made payable to the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies or AICGS. Please mail them to:
1776 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC, 20036
Please notify AICGS when a wire transfer is being made. For account information and instructions, contact email@example.com.
Förderkreis des AICGS e.V.
Individuals residing in Germany may support the Institute with a tax-deductible donation through the AICGS Förderkreis. Residents will receive an official tax receipt from der Förderkreis des AICGS e.V. For account information and instructions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Other Giving Options
AICGS also accepts gifts of wire transfer, stock, donor-advised funds, in-kind, and a range of planned gift options including bequests. For instructions or questions regarding these gift options, contact email@example.com.