Who We Are

Friends of the Truman Foundation is the nonprofit partner of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Friends raises, manages, and disburses private (nongovernmental) donations and support for the operations and activities of the Truman Foundation and its mission. Every year, Friends contributes XXXX OF DOLLARS and helps the Foundation continue to inspire and support Americans from diverse backgrounds and from across the United States to public service. We rely on the continued support of Truman Scholars and private citizens to ensure we can continue supporting the next generation of public service leaders. 

Our History

In January 2016, the Foundation launched the Truman Council, a leadership advisory group of twenty-one seasoned and experienced Truman Scholars who are supporting the Foundation’s fundraising and communication efforts. The Council meets quarterly, and members assist on all fronts with the Foundation’s development activities.

In October 2016, members of the Truman Council filed with the Washington, DC, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs to create “Friends of the Truman Foundation” as a 501(c)3 support organization for the Truman Foundation.