First Issue 2006

Welcome to this first issue of Connections for 2006.

This month's grant announcement, the first of three we will make in 2006, begins the ninth year in the 50-year life of NMPCT. We are pleased again to expand the Trust's family to include 10 new grantee organizations as the Trust's annual grants budget continues to grow for a second consecutive year to more than $14.5 million in 2006. For this, we can thank sustained growth in our endowment investments from which we derive funds to make grants and support administrative operations. You can read more about our first-round grantees.


Next Application Deadline - May 1, 2006.

Building partnerships with the community
Nina Mason Pulliam was passionate about the outdoors and natural places of both Arizona and Indiana. She was born and raised in the rural Martinsville area in south central Indiana, an area known for its rolling hills and spectacular fall colors, but she equally appreciated the desert and vast open spaces of Arizona. In fact, she visited the Grand Canyon at least 75 times during her lifetime. Her charitable giving reflected her fondness for nature and the Trust continues her legacy of funding organizations that preserve and protect the environment. more>>

First Round of Grants for 2006 Announced
The Trust awards $3,681,000 to 46 organizations in Arizona and Indianapolis . more>>

Application Deadline April 1
The Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program in Arizona and Indiana is accepting applications for the sixth Nina Scholar cohort. In 2001 the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust established the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program to open doors of opportunity and education for men and women who do not qualify for traditional college financial aid. more>>

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