Who We Are
The Friends of the Truman Foundation is the nonprofit partner of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Friends of Truman raises private donations and support for the operations and activities of the Truman Foundation, including programs and fellowships for Truman Scholars and those committed to public service.
We offer events, programming, mentoring, and other opportunities to those who are working to build the next generation of public service leaders in an increasingly diverse and interconnected world.
Read more about what we do in our Case for Support by clicking here.
Supporting the Presidential Memorial to Public Service
Since 1975, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship has relied almost exclusively on the proceeds of a small trust established by Congress that must be invested in Treasuries. Since 2002, the annual yield on Treasuries has declined by more than 79%. The original value of the scholarship in 1977 covered the full average annual cost of tuition, room, and board. However, the cost of higher education has increased in excess of 500% since 1977, such that the current value of the scholarship fails to cover even the cost of tuition alone for graduate study.
With limited resources, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship has been unable to increase its scholarship for graduate school or expand programming to benefit Scholars and our Friends committed to public service.
Friends of the Truman Foundation is undertaking an ambitious campaign to fund and endow programs that benefit Truman Scholars and our Friends.
How Can I Support?
Friends is a registered 501 c(3) organization and your tax-deductible donation to Friends will allow us to strengthen the next generation of public service leaders. You can invest in the next generation of public service leaders by supporting our work. You can:
- Make a one-time donation now
- Become a sustaining supporter with a monthly gift
- Become a corporate partner
- Join our Pay it Forward Society
Special recognition and naming opportunities exist for leadership gifts. To learn more, please email Jenn Meyers at [email protected].