Statements
December 7, 2021

Truman Center Will Address National Security Institution Modernization with New Funding from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Truman Center Will Address National Security Institution Modernization with New Funding from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Statements
December 7, 2021

Truman Center Will Address National Security Institution Modernization with New Funding from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Truman Center Will Address National Security Institution Modernization with New Funding from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Truman Center for National Policy has received a two-year grant from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for its work towards the modernization of U.S national security institutions.

WASHINGTON D.C. - Truman Center for National Policy (TCNP) 501(c)(3) is proud to announce new funding from the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation. This two-year grant will further Truman Center’s work to modernize U.S. national security institutions to make them more agile and inclusive.

For decades, the U.S. government has attempted to advance “whole of government'' approaches to policy-making, working to streamline and coordinate efforts across government agencies, but progress has been halting. As national security challenges have become more complex, the imperative for modernization efforts that yield faster, more effective, and inclusive responses has grown increasingly urgent.

“At Truman, we believe that civil-society organizations can provide vital, complementary capabilities to help make government responses more agile and responsive, especially in complex crises.” said Truman’s President & CEO, Jenna Ben-Yehuda. “That is why we are proud to partner with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to develop strategies and partnerships to make national security institutions more resilient, responsive, and inclusive.”

Following the fall of Kabul in August 2021, TCNP launched its Afghanistan Operations Center to facilitate the rapid evacuation of vulnerable Afghans. By creating a mission-center and recruiting over 100 volunteers, we directly evacuated 1,000 people; helped to manifest and fill seven private charter flights; and provided 13,000 case referrals and additional support to the NSC, USAID, State Department, the National Counterterrorism Center, and members of Congress.

This experience offers lessons for future coordination and response efforts. TCNP is well-positioned to identify additional frameworks and partnerships to best help federal agencies respond to such crises, especially those that require complex multiple agency responses crossing domestic and foreign policy divides.

TCNP thanks William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for their generous support that will enable this critical work.

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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world.