Friends of SGIMFA


Tax-deductible contributions in the United States of America

In the United States of America, the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy are tax-deductible to the extend permitted by law.

On-line donations are the easiest way to support us.

We can accept on-line gifts for up to $20,000 through our unique profile at Fractured Atlas without requiring a Major Gift letter for on-line donations (also required for donations in excess of $1,000 if made by check; see below).

Simply visit our profile at Fractured Atlas and click on the “donate now” button. Before your credit card is charged, you will be asked whether you want to cover the 7% administrative fee charged by Fractured Atlas, or whether you would like the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy to absorb this fee.

Please only use the Fractured Atlas link above to make credit card donations on-line. We ourselves cannot collect credit card information nor process any credit card payments directly. Please do not send us your credit card information.

Donations by check

Donors should make their checks payable to “Fractured Atlas” only. Please do not make checks payable to the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy or to any individual. The name “Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy” may only be written on the memo line of the check. Any checks made out to any individual or organization other than Fractured Atlas cannot and will not be processed.

Fractured Atlas charges a 7% administrative fee to its sponsored projects. If you would like to cover this amount as well, rather than have the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy absorb the charge, please remember to add 7% to the amount you intend to contribute.

Donations of $1,000 or above made by check require a Major Gift Letter. Without it, donations of $1,000 or above cannot and will not be processed.

Cash donations

We unfortunately cannot accept cash donations through Fractured Atlas.

A few, final important notes!

Please note: the Sankt Goar International Music Festival and Academy is not allowed to directly re-grant any donations made through its fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas. All funds will be used to subsidize tuition for the students involved.

So that due credit may be given to you, when making your on-line donation please do not choose the “remain anonymous” option but rather, either reveal and list your name on our profile, or choose to remain unlisted but to reveal your name to us.

If you are planning on making a donation of $1,000 or more, for example, in order to underwrite the participation of a particular performing artist in our festival or a particular faculty member in our academy, please get in touch with us by writing to to discuss different ways in which your contribution may be acknowledged (for example, by setting up a scholarship fund under your name or in honour or memory of someone of your choosing).