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The Danube Swabian Foundation of the USA, Inc.

Welcome Fellow Countrymen and Friends of the Danube Swabians

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About The Danube Swabian Foundation of the USA, Inc.

"The Arrival of the Danube Swabians in the Banat" - oil painting by Stefan Jäger

Our Purpose

The Danube Swabian Foundation fosters, supports and encourages the preservation of the customs, traditions, literature, culture and history of the Danube-Swaben people (Germanic people of Southeastern Europe). The foundation was founded in 1982 and is active from coast to coast in providing moral and financial support. Its long-range goal is to help maintain thriving Danube Swabian organizations in the U.S.

The Danube Swabian Foundation of the USA, Inc. Programs

Here’s How We Help

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The cultural award was created to show appreciation of the Foundation for all the cultural work which the recipients of this award have performed.


This event is an opportunity for our youth to learn and experience all that our culture has to offer. This is an event that the Foundation supports and offers financial assistance.

Oma Abt Award

This award is sponsered by the Foundation with the Abt Family in memory of Maria Abt.


The Danube Swabian organizations have had many opportunities to travel for various cultural experiences. Some of these experiences are Welttreffens, cultural exchanges, and dance tours to name a few. The Foundation supports these experiences.

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Donauschwaben Soccer Tournament

The Landesverband der Donauschwaben USA’s soccer tournament is a nationally recognized competition in the United States. Established in 1975, the tournament takes place over Memorial Day weekend and provides high level amateur competition, and cultural camaraderie to the members of the national association. Soccer was and is the sport of the Donauschwaben immigrants and remains an important tradition for the clubs and organizations that participate. 

Brass Bands

The Bands that are part of the Landesverband der Donauschwaben are dedicated to preserving the musical traditions of German and Middle European cultures. Most are structured after the military bands of the late 1800’s and today play many different styles of music. These styles consist of marches, polkas, waltzes, tangos and contemporary tunes. Some of the bands were started by immigrants that missed the music that they grew up with and now those bands have
several generations still playing. All the band members are volunteers and members of their
respective clubs and perform for their respective club events and other public events to promote
the German and Middle European cultures. The Donauschwabian Foundation helps support
these bands with expenses such as new sheet music, stands, lighting, banners, sound
equipment and other expenses the bands have on an annual basis.

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