The German Marshall Fund is an institution that was founded in 1972 with a donation by the Federal Republic of Germany in memory of the Marshall plan. Its headquarters are located in Washington, D.C. but it also has offices in Ankara, Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels and Paris. The Fund is administered by a Board of Trustees composed of representatives of institutions, scholars, experts and journalists, from the United States and Europe. The Fund's president is Craig Kennedy.
The German Marshall Fund's goals are to promote dialogue and cooperation between Europe and the United States, in the spirit of the Marshall Plan, through initiatives in three areas: Transatlantic Policy, Transatlantic Leaders and Wider Europe.The Compagnia collaborates with the German Marshall Fund in the studies Transatlantic Trends, Transatlantic Public Opinion Survey on Immigration and Integration, Balkan Trust for Democracy and the programme Comparative Domestic Policy, that deals with urban policy.
The Compagnia di San Paolo's support of foreign policy research and defence and its transatlantic relations have taken form in projects such as the yearly study Transatlantic Trends, which received 145,000 Euros in 2003; 200,000 Euros in 2004; 200,000 Euros in 2005; 225,000 Euros in 2006 and 235,000 Euros in 2007. Moreover, 165,000 Euros were allocated in 2006 for The Comparative Domestic Policy Program; 200,000 Euros for The Balkan Trust for Democracy and 150,000 Euros in 2007 for Annual Transatlantic Public Opinion Survey on Immigration and Integration.