2011 Third Round Arizona Grantees

The Trust’s third and final round of 2011 grant awards in Arizona totals $2,715,880 and represents every area of the Trust’s mission. For more detailed information on the grants, please go to project descriptions.

The break down by program category is:
  - Helping People in Need - 20 organizations - $2,064,880
  - Protecting Animals and Nature - 7 organizations - $521,000
  - Enriching Community Life - 2 organizations - $130,000

  Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Inc. $75,000
  Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA $65,000
  Arizona Foundation for Eye Health $92,000
  Arizona Science Center $60,000
  *Arizona South Asians For Safe Families $15,000
  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum $75,000  
  Assistance League of Phoenix Arizona $90,000
  Audubon Arizona $100,000
  Bat Conservation International, Inc. $60,000
  Be A Leader Foundation $375,000
  Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley $100,000
  Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. $75,000
  Crisis Nursery, Inc. $130,000
  District Medical Group $80,000
  Dress for Success Phoenix $41,000
  *Ear Candy Charity $70,000
  Foundation for Blind Children $75,000
  Lost Our Home Pet Foundation, Inc. $25,000
  McDowell Sonoran Conservancy $50,000
  Northern Arizona University Foundation, Inc. $146,000  
  *P.O.P.S.I.C.L.E. Center - Parent Organized Partnerships Supporting Infants and Children Learning to Eat $25,000  
  Ryan House $75,000  
  Society of St. Vincent de Paul $100,000  
  Sojourner Center $155,880  
  Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center $25,000  
  Teach For America, Inc. $250,000  
  Templo Maranatha, Inc. $86,000  
  UMOM New Day Centers, Inc. $100,000  
  Valley of the Sun YMCA

Total Arizona - 29 Organizations

*Denotes first-time grant recipient

Next Preliminary Application Deadline
February 2, 2012


Copyright 2011
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Welcome to Connections!

Dear Arizona Connections Readers,

Welcome to the fall edition of Connections. Today we announce the Trust's third and final competitive round of 2011 grant awards of $2,715,880 to 29 Arizona organizations, three of which are new Trust grantees. The largest portion, $2,064,880, went to 20 organizations Helping People in Need, with a theme of putting families and individuals on the road to self-sufficiency, including programs to encourage youth to complete high school and matriculate to college regardless of the family's economic status. Several other grantees are providing financial, housing and nutritional safety nets to families in severe economic stress. Another group of grants is providing medical and related services for children and adults.

Last month, Trust staff participated in the joyful dedication ceremony of the Educare child development center in Phoenix's Baltz school district. Educare Arizona is part of a national network that provides comprehensive early childhood services to more than 100 children, from 6 months to pre-school age, and their families to narrow the achievement gap for children in low-income neighborhoods. The Arizona program is a public-private nonprofit partnership involving Southwest Human Development and the Teachers College of Arizona State University. Educare Arizona also will serve as a training center for pre-school educators throughout the state.

The third round of grants also provided $521,000 to seven organizations in the Trust's growing portfolio of Protecting Animals and Nature grantees, both for animal welfare and environmental purposes. Of special note this quarter is the outstanding success of the 2011 BioBlitz held in Saguaro National Park in mid-October, sponsored by National Geographic and the National Park Service. The Trust's grant to Friends of Saguaro National Park helped to coordinate the voluntary efforts over a 24-hour period of more than 5,000 people of all ages and walks of life who combed the east and west sides of the park flanking Tucson. Their work identified over 400 species of plants and animals previously unknown to the park and possibly one plant new to the science community. Thousands of long-distance learning schoolchildren also participated in the first Electronic Field Trip through the National Geographic website. This was the fifth national BioBlitz and the first in Arizona. Next year's site is Rocky Mountain National Park.

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