2010 First Round Arizona Grantees

The Trust’s first round of 2011 grant awards in Arizona totals $1,840,000 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 - 18 organizations - $1,618,500
  - Protecting Animals and Nature - 2 organizations - $107,500
  - Enriching Community Life - 2 organizations - $114,000

  A Stepping Stone Foundation $50,000
  Asian Pacific Community in Action $54,000
  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona $100,000
  Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, Inc. $90,000
  Child Abuse Prevention Fund $150,000
  Civitan Foundation, Inc. $34,500  
  *Educare Arizona $225,000
  *Exito, Inc. $51,000
  *Experience Matters $54,000
  FACCS-Friends of Animal Care & Control $62,500
  *Friends of Saguaro National Park, Inc. $45,000
  *Dress for Success Phoenix $25,000
  Interfaith Cooperative Ministries $30,000
  Justa Center $50,000
  Lodestar Day Resource Center $120,000
  Rosie's House: A Music Academy for Children, Inc. $60,000
  St. Joseph the Worker $30,000
  Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services, Inc. $50,000
  *Tanner Community Development Corporation $65,000
  Tempe Community Action Agency, Inc. $50,000  
  Valley of the Sun United Way $400,000  
  WellCare Foundation $100,000  
Total Arizona - 22 Organizations

*Denotes first-time grant recipient

Second Round Preliminary Applications
Due May 5, 2011


Copyright 2011
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Welcome to Connections!

Dear Arizona Connections Readers,

Yesterday the Trust made its first round of 2011 grant awards to 22 Arizona nonprofit organizations totaling $1.84 million. Organizations providing basic needs and services to families and individuals severely impacted by the economic recession remained a priority. For the third consecutive year, the Trust is participating in the Homelessness and Hunger Funders Collaborative, managed by the Valley of the Sun United Way, to provide operating support grants to 15 Phoenix social service agencies on the front line of helping families in crisis.

With the March 1 application deadline now passed, the Nina Scholars program staff and school advisory boards are gearing up to select the 11th cohort of students for the 2011-2012 academic year as well as prepare for the graduations of an estimated 30 Arizona Nina Scholars this May. We are pleased that the 66 percent graduation and persistence rate of Nina Scholars remains far above the combined averages for the overall student populations of the four participating community colleges and universities in Arizona and Indiana.

Next month, the Trust will again publish its annual report via the Internet. Watch for the Connections article announcing its availability.

Thanks for your ongoing interest in the Trust's programs and grants. We always welcome questions and comments.