Friends of Goethe

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The aim of the Friends of Goethe Southern California is the advancement of the arts, culture, heritage and science for the benefit of the public in Los Angeles and Southern California.

The development of major projects depends, now more than ever, on people and institutions willing to support this kind of work. Additional resources from foundations and private sponsors help us assume responsibility to realize exceptional projects aimed at promoting international understanding.

About us

For more than 20 years, the Friends of Goethe Southern California has supported the Goethe Institut’s cultural program in the Southern California/Los Angeles region. Our mission is to actively engage everyone who expresses an interest in the German culture by encouraging the intercultural dialogue and enabling cultural involvement. 

By becoming a member of the Friends of Goethe, or through your tax-deductible contribution, you directly assist the Goethe-Institut in bringing the best of Germany to Southern California. Friends of Goethe Southern California a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that sponsors several fund-raising events a year and an annual pledge drive to supplement the public dollars the Goethe-Institut receives. Through its support, FOG enhances the activities of the Goethe-Institut and promotes its activities in the region.