2010 Second Round Indiana Grantees

The Trust’s second round of 2010 grant awards in Indiana totals $945,000 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 - 15 organizations - $885,000
  - Protecting Animals and Nature - 1 organization - $35,000
  - Enriching Community Life - 1 organization - $25,000

  Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources, Inc.. $25,000
  Aspire Indiana Behavioral Health System $50,000
  Bethlehem House Residence $60,000
  Center for Leadership Development, Inc. $120,000
  The Changed Life $75,000
  Damar Services, Inc. $75,000
  Forest Manor Multi-Service Center, Inc. $50,000
  Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, Inc. $50,000
  IndyFeral, Inc. $35,000
  International Center of Indianapolis, Inc. $25,000
  Kids' Voice of Indiana, Inc. $40,000
  *Mt. Carmel Community Life Center $50,000
  NAMI Indianapolis, Inc. $30,000
  Society of St. Vincent de Paul $45,000
  Trusted Mentors, Inc. $40,000
  VSA arts of Indiana, Inc. $50,000
  Summer Youth Program Fund $125,000
Total Indiana - 17 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 Indiana Connections Readers,

Welcome to this summer edition announcing the Trust's second round of grants for 2010 in Indiana, totaling $945,000 to 17 nonprofit organizations. While indicators show that Indiana'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 85 percent of the $2.8 million it has awarded in Indiana 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 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. This new cohort of nontraditional students consists of six at Ivy Tech-Central Indiana Campus and five at IUPUI. They will be part of a total of 76 Nina Scholars enrolled for the upcoming fall semester. We also are please that for nine years, the Indiana Nina Scholars have a combined graduation and persistence rate of 63 percent; 55 percent for Ivy Tech Scholars and 72 percent for IUPUI Scholars. To learn more abut 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 Arizona.

As always, we welcome your questions and comments.