2010 First Round Arizona Grantees

The Trust’s first round of 2010 grant awards in Arizona totals $1,348,500 and represents every area of the Trust’s mission. For more detailed information on the grants, go to descriptions.

The break down by program category is:
  - Helping People in Need - 13 organizations - $1,041,000
  - Protecting Animals and Nature - 4 organizations - $287,500
  - Enriching Community Life - 2 organizations - $20,000

  *100 Club Of Arizona $5,000
  *Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits $35,000
  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum $75,000
  Asian Pacific Community in Action $63,000
  *Arizona Press Women $10,000
  Central United Community Services $50,000
  The EAR Foundation of Arizona $64,000
  FACCS-Friends of Animal Care & Control $62,500
  *Friends of O'Connor House, Inc. $10,000
  Grand Canyon Trust $130,000
  Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk, Inc. $40,000
  Interfaith Community Care $50,000
  New Dawn Livestock Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. $20,000
  Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation $129,000
  Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc. $65,000
  Southwest Human Development $65,000
  Valley of the Sun United Way $400,000
  Valley of the Sun YMCA $25,000
  WellCare Foundation $50,000  
Total Arizona - 19 Organizations

*Denotes first-time grant recipient

Second Round Preliminary Applications
Due May 5, 2010


Copyright 2010
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Welcome to Connections!

Dear Readers,

While tourists and Phoenicians alike are enjoying balmy spring weather, Arizona’s economy continues to struggle very seriously. Subsequently, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust’s family of grantees, which are predominantly in the area of Helping People in Need, are facing ongoing financial challenges without experiencing a decline in individuals and families seeking assistance in finding work, keeping their homes and meeting basic needs. Their tenacity, creativity and commitment are inspirational.

In response, at the February board meeting the Trustees approved a grant of $400,000 for a collaborative emergency fund. To date 11 funders have pledged over $1 million to support 15 Maricopa County nonprofit agencies on the front lines of assisting those most in need of basic services. The Valley of the Sun United Way again is coordinating the collaboration.

Recognizing that present times are difficult, the Trust also remains optimistic about the future, especially through continued funding of programs that enrich educational experiences for children and youth, as well as improve and conserve the environment, often through collaborative initiatives.

In total, the Trust awarded $1.35 million in grants to 19 Arizona organizations and projects in its first round of 2010 funding. I am pleased to share the organizations and their specific grants with you in this e-mail. The Trust will distribute approximately $11.5 million in 2010 in Arizona and Indiana.

April 1 is the deadline for interested applicants to apply to be a member of the 10th cohort of Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars. Please visit our Nina Scholars web site page for information about how to apply to either Arizona State University or Maricopa Community Colleges.

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