About Us

Activities and purposes of the Truman Foundation are best summed up by the following quote from its Articles of Incorporation:

(The Foundation) “shall cultivate, promote, foster, sponsor, develop and preserve among persons of the United States and elsewhere throughout the world an understanding and devotion to the principles espoused by Harry S. Truman; shall create and promote a better understanding and more friendly relationship between races, nations and classes of people; shall select persons in public life whose observance of the ‘Good Neighbor’ principles of Harry S. Truman have improved their community and nation, and shall award such persons the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award; and shall perpetuate the memory and spirit of Harry S. Truman and commemorate his birthday by an appropriate celebration.”