2011 First Round Indiana Grantees

The Trust’s first round of 2011 grant awards in Indiana totals $1,642,000 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 - $933,000
  - Protecting Animals and Nature - 8 organization - $584,000
  - Enriching Community Life - 2 organization - $125,000

  Bosma Enterprises $50,000
  CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, Inc. $50,000
  Community Health Network Foundation, Inc. $30,000
  Conner Prairie $100,000
  Environmental Law & Policy Center of the Midwest $80,000
  Friends of the White River, Inc. $50,000
  Hoosier Environmental Council, Inc. $60,000
  Hoosier Heartland Resource Conservation and Development Council $80,000
  Humane Society of Indianapolis, Inc. $150,000
  *Indiana Family Health Council, Inc. $45,000
  *Indiana Foster Care and Adoption Association, Inc. $53,000
  Indiana Wildlife Federation, Inc. $44,000
  *Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce Foundation $200,000
  Indianapolis Marion County Public Library Foundation $165,000
  Keep Indianapolis Beautiful $70,000
  *Claude McNeal's Musical Theatre Training Program, Inc. $25,000
  National Audubon Society $50,000
  *National Center for Youth Law $75,000  
  *National Foster Youth Action Network $75,000  
  Noble, Inc. $50,000  
  The Salvation Army Social Service Center $50,000  
  Tangram, Inc. $60,000  
  Women In Motion, Inc. $30,000  
Total Indiana - 23 Organizations

*Denotes first-time grant recipient

Second Round Preliminary Applications
Due May 5, 2011


Copyright 2011
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

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Dear Indiana Connections Readers,

Yesterday the Trust made its first round of 2011 grant awards to 23 Indiana nonprofit organizations totaling $1.64 million. Organizations providing basic needs and services to families and individuals severely impacted by the economic recession remained a priority. Also among the Helping People in Need grantees are several organizations working with infants, children and youth, from birth through college age, to improve long-term positive life outcomes. These include two new grantees that are assisting local Indianapolis nonprofits implement initiatives to increase positive outcomes for foster care youth as they approach adulthood.

Animal welfare organizations received significant support to expand ongoing initiatives to decrease the population growth of uncared for domestic animals. Several environmental organizations received grants to educate the public and work with government about how to improve the quality of Indiana's water resources for future generations, both for basic needs and recreational uses.

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 18 Indiana 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.