2008 Second Round Grantees

The Trust’s second round of 2008 grant awards totals $3,710,000 and represents every area of the Trust’s mission. For more detailed information see Arizona or Indiana

The break down by program category is:
  - Helping People in Need - 21 organizations - $2,890,800
  - Protecting Animals and Nature - 12 organizations - $669,200
  - Enriching Community Life - 4 organizations - $150,000

Arizona   Indiana
*Advocates for the Disabled, Inc. $13,000 *20/20 Inner Vision, Inc. $40,000
*Altered Tails $150,000 John H. Boner Community Center $75,000
ACCEL (Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life-skills) $46,000 Boy Scouts of America Crossroads Council $135,000
Arizona Foundation for Eye Health $62,000 Child Advocates, Inc. $75,000
Arizona Kidney Foundation $50,000 Coburn Place Safe Haven $50,000
*Arizona Open Land Trust, Inc. $69,200 College Mentors for Kids! Inc. $75,000
Arizonas Children Association $125,000 Eagle Creek Park Foundation, Inc. $30,000
Association for Supportive Child Care, Inc. $75,000 Ebenezer Church Foundation $50,000
Beatitudes Center D.O.A.R., Inc. $55,000 Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Inc. $30,000
Child & Family Resources, Inc. $35,000 Hoosier Heartland Resource Conservation & Development Council $45,000
*Eight/KAET at Arizona State University $75,000 *The Indiana Partnerships Center $25,000
*First United Methodist Church of Tempe $70,000 Indianapolis Medical Society Foundation, Inc. $100,000
Grand Canyon Trust $100,000 Indianapolis Urban League $160,000
Homeward Bound $85,000 IIU Foundation on behalf of IUPUI Solution Center (Nonprofit Solution Center) $75,000
Lions Camp Tatiyee, Inc. $200,000 Jobs Partnership of Greater Indianapolis, Inc. $40,000
Neighborhood Christian Clinic, Inc. $100,000 *Land Trust Alliance $225,000
Sojourner Center $150,000 *New Light Christian Church, Inc. $75,000
Southwest Human Development $70,000 Peace Learning Center, Inc. $130,000
Wellness Community-Central Arizona (TWC) $40,000 Riley Children's Foundation $34,800
    St. Augustine's Home for the Aged $100,000
    St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf $20,000
    Second Helpings, Inc. $150,000
    Shepherd Community, Inc. $125,000
    *TAB Community Services, Inc. $100,000
    *U.S. Dream Academy, Inc. $50,000
    United Way of Central Indiana $50,000
    Workforce, Inc. $75,000

Total Arizona
$1,570,200 Total Indiana $2,139,800

*Denotes first-time grant recipient

Preliminary Applications are Due September 5, 2008

Copyright 2008, The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Welcome to Connections!

Dear Readers,

What some may describe as lazy summer months, translated to anything but “lazy” for the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust as we continue 10th anniversary grantmaking activities.

We recently distributed the Trust’s 2007 annual report that also provides a glimpse into the accomplishments of a selection of Trust grantee organizations from the first decade. Common to all featured organizations is the impact of the Trust’s support told from the perspective of each organization’s leadership. Growth, stability and strengthening of their missions are common themes.

For an online look at the annual report, visit our redesigned web site at ninapulliamtrust.org. The web site incorporates more streamlined navigation of the most updated Trust information, as well as provides historical grantmaking information. We welcome your feedback as you experience our significantly revised site.

July continues to be a favorite month for all of us at the Trust. We welcomed the 8th cohort of 42 Nina Scholars who will begin their classes this month and congratulated the May graduates at luncheons at the Heard Museum in Phoenix and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis. Since the Trust established the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program in 2001, it has funded 326 scholarships and produced 92 graduates. Based upon conservative estimates, the realization of a college degree for these nontraditional students creates a $557,000 premium for each graduate’s career earning potential.

A formal evaluation study of the program’s first six years found that the Trust’s scholarship, along with the living allowance, the on-campus support services and supportive cohort environment have resulted in graduation rates far exceeding those of the full student bodies of all four participating colleges. Nina Scholars persevere, not only over their college counterparts, but also over the challenging circumstances of their lives. They are truly inspiring!

The Trust also distributed its second round of grants for the year. Since the Trust began its grantmaking in 1998, it has awarded more than $148 million to 733 different nonprofit organizations. Please join me in congratulating the Trust’s most recent 46 grant recipients that received $3.71 million. Of special note, 11 organizations were first-time grant recipients.

As always, we welcome your comments and ideas for Connections.