2011 Third Round Indiana Grantees

The Trust’s third and final round of 2011 grant awards in Indiana totals $1,522,155 and includes grants in the priority areas of Helping People in Need and Protecting Animals and Nature. The Trust did not award grants this round in the Enriching Community Life program area in Indiana. For more detailed information on the grants, please go to project descriptions.

The break down by program category is:
  - Helping People in Need - 16 organizations - $1,472,155
  - Protecting Animals and Nature - 1 organization - $50,000
  *accessABILITY Center for Independent Living, Inc. $30,000
  John H. Boner Community Center $125,000
  *Brothers United $40,000
  Dayspring Center $50,000
  The Domestic Violence Network of Greater Indianapolis $90,000
  Easter Seals Crossroads $40,000  
  Handi-Capable Hands, Inc. $35,000
  Hawthorne Social Service Association, Inc. $120,000
  Indiana Legal Services, Inc. $120,000
  Indiana Partnerships Center $100,000
  Indiana Youth Group, Inc. $50,000
  Indianapolis Urban League $150,000
  Kaleidoscope Church and Community Youth Center $100,000
  Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Inc. $150,000
  St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, Inc. $130,000
  Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, Inc. $50,000
  United Way of Central Indiana $117,155

Total Indiana - 17 Organizations

*Denotes first-time grant recipient

First Round Preliminary Applications
Due February 2, 2012



Copyright 2011
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Welcome to Connections!

Dear Indiana 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 $1,522,155 to 17 Indiana organizations, two of which are new Trust grantees. The largest portion, $1,472,155, went to organizations assisting in the Helping People in Need program area, with a theme of putting families and individuals on the road to self-sufficiency to the greatest extent possible through work and educational preparation programs. This includes grants to several organizations who work with developmentally and physically disabled youth and adults. In acknowledgement of the difficult economy, the Trust also renewed its support for another year of the Community Economic Relief Fund (CERF), administered through the United Way of Central Indiana.

Of special note is the Trust's $125,000 grant to the John H. Boner Community Center to support youth programming at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center. Built adjacent to Arsenal Technical High School, the Center involves multiple program partners, including Indiana University Health and the YMCA. It is the NFL Super Bowl XLVI signature community project. The Center will open by year-end.

In the area of Protecting Animals and Nature, I am pleased to report on the strong success of the first White River Festival. Trust grantee Upper White River Watershed Alliance coordinated the event that ran for 30 days in September and October. The festival spanned five counties and many cities and towns between Indianapolis and Muncie and involved almost 40 governmental, nonprofit and business organizations and hundreds of volunteers. Kicked off by six simultaneous river clean ups, other events included the Hoosier Outdoor Experience at Fort Benjamin Harrison Park, which more than 10,000 people attended; the opening of FLOW: Can You See the River?, created by conceptual artist Mary Miss with a commission from the Indianapolis Museum of Art; and the launching of a new environmental stewardship awards program. The Trust will sponsor the festival again in 2012.

We continue to appreciate your comments and questions.