Third Issue 2004

Since the Trust began making grants in December 1998, the majority of its funding has supported the program area of Helping People in Need. This was a natural continuation of Mrs. Pulliam's lifetime efforts to help those less fortunate. The Trustees, who all knew Mrs. Pulliam, are conscientious in maintaining the Trust as a living legacy to Mrs. Pulliam's personal charitable interests and giving throughout her lifetime.

The area of Helping People in Need is broad in scope, both in the population groups we seek to serve - women, children, youth and families; the elderly; and the physically and developmentally disabled - and the types of organizations we choose to support.


Helping people in need is the largest of the three areas in which the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust makes grants. Because this was a primary focus of Mrs. Pulliam's community support during her lifetime, the Trustees have been steadfast in continuing her legacy. The Trust provides support to organizations and programs serving those who are without sufficient food, clothing, shelter and other necessities of life.

The Issue

The Trust's geographic giving areas of metropolitan Phoenix and Indianapolis share the problems of a growing homeless population and increasing numbers of residents at risk of becoming homeless. more>>

Trust awards $3,551,000 to Indiana and Arizona agencies in third round of 2004 funding. more>>
40 New Nina Scholars Begin Studies
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust recently welcomed its fourth cohort of Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars to the new academic year. Trustee Chairman Frank E. Russell welcomed the Scholars to celebratory luncheons in Phoenix and Indianapolis, where he shared information about the Trust's grantmaking activities. more>>


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