The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation espouses the values upon which our nation was founded: freedom and individual responsibility. The mission of the foundation is to promote national security, entrepreneurship, self-reliance, free enterprise, and to enhance quality of life by supporting the arts, education, global understanding, health advancements, and preservation of the environment.

Letter from
the President

Dear Friends,


Here at the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, we believe individuals are our most precious resource. Only by investing in them can we ensure a strong national defense, a free society, and a vibrant economy where innovation and entrepreneurship thrive.


As one of the few philanthropic organizations focused on bolstering U.S. national security, we’ve committed extensive resources to supportĀ our military and intelligence communities.


Yet we recognize a strong national defense depends on more than just having the best training and information. Only an educated populace, instilled with America’s founding values and unshackled from overbearing government institutions, can secure the full blessings of liberty.


This is why we’re collaborating with a host of like-minded groups to make those goals a reality. With every grant, the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation seeks to provide people with tools to take charge of their own lives. From early education programs that enable students to accelerate their development, to public policy institutes that help defend economic and political freedoms, our foundation is committed to empowering individuals to reach their full potential.


As we tackle current issues and take on new challenges, we’re excited to continue making our nation and the world safer and more prosperous.




Diana Davis Spencer

Chairman and President