3rd Issue    

2010 Second Round Arizona Grantees

The Trust’s second round of 2010 grant awards in Arizona totals $1,750,000 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 in Arizona. For more detailed information on the grants, please go to project descriptions.

The break down by program category is:
  - Helping People in Need - 23 organizations - $1,507,000
  - Protecting Animals and Nature - 5 organizations - $243,000

  About Care, Inc. $45,000
  Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Inc. $75,000
  Arizona Wilderness Coalition $45,000
  *Arizonans for the Protection of Exploited Children and Adults (APECA) $40,000
  *Catholic Charities Community Services, Inc. $50,000
  *Catholic Healthcare West Foundation - East Valley $68,000
  Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. $75,000
  Desert Foothills Land Trust, Inc. $22,000
  Duet $40,000
  Eight, Arizona PBS $25,000
  First United Methodist Church of Tempe $70,000
  Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge $42,000
  Homeward Bound $65,000
  International Rescue Committee $55,000
  Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County, Inc. $48,000
  *My Sister My Friend $50,000
  National Wildlife Federation $54,000
  Native American Connections $45,000
  Open Table $50,000  
  Save the Family Foundation of Arizona $100,000  
  Sky Island Alliance $80,000  
  Society of St. Vincent de Paul $100,000  
  Sun Sounds Foundation $69,000  
  UMOM New Day Centers, Inc. $100,000  
  United Food Bank $127,000  
  Unlimited Potential $35,000  
  Waste Not, Inc. $50,000  
  Summer Youth Program Fund $125,000  
Total Arizona - 28 Organizations

*Denotes first-time grant recipient

Third Round Preliminary Applications
Due September 7, 2010


Copyright 2010
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Welcome to Connections!

Dear Arizona Connections Readers,

Welcome to this summer edition announcing the Trust’s second round of grants for 2010 in Arizona, totaling $1.75 million to 28 nonprofit organizations.  While indicators show that Arizona’s economy is slowly reawakening, the nonprofit organizations that provide the basic necessities of life to families and individuals are experiencing more financial stress than a year ago.  This is due to further significant cuts in state and local government contracts for services and reduced donations from the public, compounded by increasing requests for assistance from current clients as well as from those who have never before asked for help.

Thus far in 2010, the Trust has dedicated 82 percent of the $3.1 million it has awarded in Arizona to its Helping People in Need program category.  In response to these challenging times, the Trust has remained steadfast in its outreach and support of organizations on the front line.  The grants we distributed this round again represent the Trust’s priority of responding to immediate human needs, collaborating to leverage organizational impact and investing over the longer horizon to change lives, preserve the environment and enrich community life.

Other recent activities included a Trustee-hosted welcome luncheon for the 10th cohort of Nina Scholars at The Heard Museum.  This new cohort of nontraditional students consists of eight at Maricopa Community Colleges and six at Arizona State University.  They will be part of a total of 79 Nina Scholars enrolled for the upcoming fall semester.  We also are pleased that for nine years, the Arizona Nina Scholars have a combined graduation and persistence rate of 62 percent:  55 percent for the MCC Scholars and 72 percent for the ASU Scholars. To learn more about the program, please visit our Nina Scholars webpage.

In April when we announced that the Trust’s 2009 annual report was available on the website, we indicated that we would inform our subscribers when the Trust’s 2009 audited financial statements also became available. Follow this link to view the 2009 statements in PDF format.

We also encourage you to visit the website to learn about the Trust’s grant activities in Indiana.

As always, we welcome your questions and comments.