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The Truman Capote Literary Trust


Last Updated: 2016-02-01

At A Glance

The Truman Capote Literary Trust

9200 Sunset Blvd., Ph. 22

Los Angeles, CA United States 90069-3306

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Entertainment

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $13,615,344

Total giving: $491,200



Additional Contact Information

Application address: 1840 Century Park E., Ste. 1900, Los Angeles, CA 90067, tel.: (310) 586-6517


Established in 1993 in CA - Founded in the name of the late Truman Capote, a famous American author whose works include "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "In Cold Blood." The trust was established in his will to be sustained by revenues from Capote's works, with the purpose to fund various literary prizes and grants

Purpose and Activities

Giving to institutions of higher education for creative writing and literary criticism fellowships.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Humanities
  • Literature and writing
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Alaskan Natives
  • American Indians
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $13,615,344 (market value)

Expenditures: $834,565

Total giving: $491,200

Qualifying distributions: $652,877

Giving activities include:

$491,200 for 9 grants (high: $151,000; low: $10,000)