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Our programming depends on supporters like you to help continue preserve and promote German culture, heritage, and language. Please give today.

Thank you for helping us to make the DANK Haus an increasingly welcoming, authentic, and engaging cultural center.

Aufgrund Eurer Unterstützung haben wir in unserem Haus immer mehr Austausch, Authentizität, und Gastfreundlichkeit. Danke.

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You can also always donate via check payable to DANK Haus German American Cultural Center and drop it off with us, or post to, German American Cultural Center, 4740 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625.

Employer Match

Increase your impact by having your employer match your gift! Use this search tool to see if your company matches employee donations.

You may need to enter our organization's tax ID, which is 36-2656050, and our legal name "DANK Haus German American Cultural Center" (you may still see German American National Congress Inc North Side, but we recently changed our name to better reflect our mission and vision). Please reach out to us via email or phone for assistance. 

DAF Direct

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Use the DAF Direct tool to donate directly through your Donor Advised Fund. This tool works for DAFs held with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Are you 70.5 years or older, and required to take a required minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRA? You can use a donation to the DANK Haus to count toward this RMD. Here’s what  you need to know, and how to set it up:

  • This can only be done with Traditional IRAs.
  • The distribution must be made directly to the DANK Haus; that way, it is not added to your taxable Adjusted Gross Income.
  • Ask your IRA administrator to distribute a designated amount (up to a maximum of $100,000/year) as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to DANK Haus German American Cultural Center.
  • Reach out to 773-561-9181 with any questions – we are happy to help!

Annual Gala

Our annual spring gala is the biggest fundraising night of the year. This event features a seated dinner, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, and more.

Save the Date for

May 3, 2025


In 2022 we announced the Skyline Circle, a group to better recognize standout supporters. Households whose giving totals $1,000+ in a year, join this new group of distinguished supporters. Skyline Circle members are recognized on a screen on the first floor, and are invited to a meet-and-greet with our leadership each year.

Whether you give all at once or in multiple donations over the year, we hope you will join us.

Please contact or call 773-561-9181 for additional information.

Ongoing Projects in need of support

DANK Treffpunkt

Accessibility & Plumbing Project 2024

Museum Traces Exhibition

German American Cultural Center 

4740 North Western Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60625

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.

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Phone: +1 (773) 561-9181

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