GIF Mission

The German Immersion Foundation, Inc. (GIF), is a 501c3 organization that has raised nearly $302,000  over more than 12 years to further its mission of supporting German Immersion Schools in the Milwaukee area. Read our story, here


Mission Statement

The GIF supports the Milwaukee German Immersion School (MGIS) and the Milwaukee School of Languages (MSL) by providing the additional resources to fully fund programs needed to prepare children to excel in the competitive global marketplace.

Purpose Statement

The GIF aims to ensure that children participating in Milwaukee’s German language immersion educational programs benefit from high quality education, and to maintain and enhance the level of educational excellence those schools provide. Our objective is to provide the means to supplement both schools’ programs to give their students a solid cultural awareness and understanding.


The operations of GIF are governed by a set of bylaws, which regulate the internal affairs of the organization. In effect, the bylaws set forth the rules and regulations by which we operate. Access the complete text of the GIF ByLaws. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

The German Immersion Foundation, Inc. is an equal opportunity organization. It is the Foundation’s policy to recruit members and volunteers, elect and appoint officers and members of its Board of Directors and all other committees and provide opportunities to all without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability. All monies or funds awarded to the schools, its teachers and staff or students are determined regardless of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.

To learn more about the foundation, please access the German Immersion Foundation FAQ. Donate or volunteer today.