Support German in the US with a donation to an endowed fund

Programs, Scholarship, and Community since 1926 

The American Association of Teachers of German supports the teaching of the German language and German-speaking cultures in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education in the United States. The AATG promotes the study of the German-speaking world in all its linguistic, cultural and ethnic diversity, and endeavors to prepare students as transnational, transcultural learners and active, multilingual participants in a globalized world. 

What we offer: 

Student Scholarships (Summer programs in Germany for high school students) 

Teacher Scholarships (Professional development programs in the US, Germany and Austria) 

Direct support for schools (Program supplies, funding for projects, and stipends for teachers) 

Annual initiatives (Support for partners like the German Embassy and Educational Foundations) 

Giving Opportunities 

Note: AATG Endowed funds are restricted giving opportunities meaning your money will only be used to support the issues you care most about. Unrestricted gifts may be made to the general fund.

The AATG Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 to support study abroad in German-speaking countries. This fund has been used to support fully funded scholarships for high school students taking part in AATG summer programs. 

The Friends of AATG Endowment was founded to support the association and ensure the continuation of AATG’s programs and services to German teachers in the US. 

The AATG Endowed Professional Development Fund supports German teachers in professional development at all levels of instruction (K-16).  

Contributing the to the AATG General Fund helps support the day-to-day operation of the organization. A donation to this fund goes to where the funds are needed most at any given time. 

Planned Giving: Include AATG in your personal estate planning. A sample form can be used as a starting point, or reach out to start a conversation. 

Custom Giving: Interested in funding a new endowment, a larger bequest, or a specific cause?
Contact the  Executive Director at 

How does AATG finance its work? See our financial overview page. 

The AATG is a 501(c) (3) non-profit public charity. All gifts and donations are 100% tax deductible. Donations made are not in exchange for goods or services.