2008 Third Round Grantees

The Trust’s third round of 2008 grant awards totals $4,405,925 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 - 39 organizations - $3,690,925
  - Protecting Animals and Nature - 8 organizations - $505,000
  - Enriching Community Life - 5 organizations - $210,000

Arizona   Indiana
About Care, Inc. $40,000 Art With a Heart, Inc. $65,000
*Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents $50,000 Asante Children's Theatre, Inc. $30,000
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living, Inc. $250,000 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Inc. $100,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona $89,000 Brooke's Place for Grieving Young People, Inc. $60,000
Bridging AZ Furniture Bank, Inc. $30,000 Catholic Charities Indianapolis $250,000
Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. $50,000 *The Changed Life $65,000
Defenders of Children $96,925 Choices, Inc. $60,000
*Foothills Animal Rescue, Inc. $50,000 Community Development Law Center $75,000
Grand Canyon Wildlands Council $100,000 The Conservation Law Center, Inc. $70,000
Habitat for Humanity of the West Valley $150,000 Horizon House, Inc. $150,000
*International Rescue Committee $40,000 *The Immigrant Welcome Center, Inc. $50,000
*Keogh Health Foundation $90,000 *Indiana Juvenile Justice Task Force, Inc. $65,000
*National Advocacy & Training Network $60,000 *Indiana University Foundation
on behalf of the IU School of Law - Bloomington
*Native American Fatherhood & Families Association $66,000 Indianapolis Civic Theatre $15,000
New Dawn Livestock Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. $30,000 *Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership $10,000
*Open Table $90,000 Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc. $50,000
Rehoboth Community Development Corporation $55,000 International Center of Indianapolis, Inc. $25,000
*The Sierra Club Foundation $40,000 Kaleidoscope Church and Community Youth Center $150,000
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance $500,000 Kids' Voice of Indiana, Inc. $50,000
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, Inc. $100,000 Latino Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Inc. $25,000
Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies $100,000 Learning Well, Inc. $180,000
*Toby House, Inc. $90,000 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Indianapolis $45,000
Valley Christian Centers, Inc. $84,000 Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center $50,000
    Save the Youth, Inc. $50,000
    School on Wheels $100,000
    Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, Inc. $50,000
    Starfish Initiative $100,000
      Sycamore Land Trust, Inc. $100,000
      *Use What You've Got Prison Ministry Keeping Families Connected, Inc. $50,000

Total Arizona
$2,250,925 Total Indiana $2,155,000

*Denotes first-time grant recipient

Preliminary Applications are Due January 8, 2009

Welcome to Connections!

Dear Readers,

The third round of $4.41 million grants distributed to 52 organizations last week in Indianapolis and Phoenix brought to a close the 10th Anniversary year of grantmaking for the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Over the first 10 years of the Trust’s 50-year life, 750 nonprofit organizations in Arizona and Indiana have put to good work more than $154 million in grants. It is through this diverse family of committed and effective organizations that Nina Pulliam’s legacy of helping people in need, protecting animals and nature and enriching community life continues to grow. We hope you agree that our anniversary theme, “Building a Legacy of Community Grantmaking,” appropriately reflects the Trust’s work to date. We recently incorporated this statement into our permanent logo to guide future grantmaking.

In keeping with the Trust’s grantmaking pattern during its first 10 years, 75 percent of Trust grants awarded in November went to organizations helping people in need. Fifteen organizations were first-time grant recipients.

Looking to 2009, many of you have acknowledged seeing on the Trust’s web site the recent announcement that the Trust will not accept proposals for capital campaigns, either for building or endowment purposes. The Trustees approved this significant policy change at the October board meeting to allow more flexibility in responding to the heightened needs of nonprofits that provide basic services to the most vulnerable in our communities. Many of these organizations already are experiencing serious challenges in meeting their fundraising goals at a time when more people are seeking their assistance. We will have more to say about our plans in late December or early January. However, the next preliminary application deadline
is January 8.
Please contact the grants program staff if you have any questions about applying.

As we are about to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Trustees and staff join me in thanking the Trust’s extended family of grantee organizations and other readers for all they and you have done to improve our communities, country and planet over the past year.

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





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The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust