2010 First Round Indiana Grantees

The Trust’s first round of 2010 grant awards in Indiana totals $1,872,500 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. For more detailed information on the grants, go to descriptions.

The break down by program category is:
  - Helping People in Need - 15 organizations - $1,548,500
  - Protecting Animals and Nature - 6 organizations - $324,000

  Child Advocates, Inc. $150,000
  College Mentors for Kids! Inc. $50,000
  D.R.E.A.M. Alive, Inc. $60,000
  Dress for Success Indianapolis $40,000
  Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. $65,000
  Friends of the White River, Inc. $50,000
  Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc. $100,000
  Handi-Capable Hands, Inc. $37,500
  Hoosier Environmental Council, Inc. $60,000
  Improving Kids' Environment $50,000
  Indiana Wildlife Federation, Inc. $44,000
  Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Inc. $175,000
  Indy Reads $100,000
  La Plaza, Inc. $50,000
  Edna Martin Christian Center $150,000
  National Audubon Society $70,000
  Outreach, Inc. $76,000
  Planned Parenthood of Indiana, Inc. $150,000
  Second Starts, Inc. $45,000  
  *Southside Animal Shelter, Inc. $50,000  
  United Way of Central Indiana $300,000  
Total Indiana - 21 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 winter is winding down in Indianapolis, our state’s economy continues to struggle, like it is in almost every state in the country. 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 $300,000 to the Community Emergency Relief Fund, which is being so ably managed by the Central Indiana United Way and the 211 Call for Help organization.

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 $1.87 million in grants to 21 Indiana 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 Indiana and Arizona.

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 IUPUI or Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana Campus.

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