2009 Second Round Arizona Grantees

The Trust’s second round of 2009 grant awards totals $1,475,000 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 see Arizona

The break down by program category is:
  - Helping People in Need - 19 organizations - $1,251,000
  - Protecting Animals and Nature - 3 organizations - $224,000
  - Enriching Community Life - 0

  *AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute $70,000
  Arizona Foundation for Eye Health $30,000
  *Banner Health Foundation $27,000
  Beatitudes Center D.O.A.R., Inc. $50,000
  Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, Inc. $100,000
  Child Abuse Prevention Fund $150,000
  *Community Information & Referral $75,000
  Eight, Arizona PBS $50,000
  First United Methodist Church of Tempe $70,000
  Girl Scouts - Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. $50,000
  HomeBase Youth Services $100,000
  Homeward Bound $50,000
  Interfaith Cooperative Ministries $25,000
  National Wildlife Federation $49,000
  *Neighbors Who Care, Inc. $24,000
  Newtown Community Development Corporation $30,000
  *Paz de Cristo Community Center $45,000
  Phoenix Herpetological Society, Inc. $100,000
  Sky Island Alliance $75,000
  Sojourner Center $95,000
  Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development $85,000
  UMOM New Day Centers, Inc. $100,000
Total Arizona - 22 Organizations



Preliminary Applications are Due September 8, 2009






Copyright 2009
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Welcome to Connections!

Summer 2009

Dear Arizona Connections Readers,

The summer has been very busy for the Trust, beginning with the June board meeting in Indianapolis during which the Trustees approved $1.5 million in grants to 22 Arizona nonprofit organizations. This action brought the total of grants awarded this year in Arizona to $4.79 million, including previously announced emergency funding initiatives and summer youth program fund grants. The 2009 grants budget for both Arizona and Indiana is $14.3 million.

Executive and board leadership of the 2009 2nd Round grant recipient organizations recently gathered at a Trust-hosted reception at the Heard Museum. Overall, Americans seem cautiously optimistic that the economy is starting to rebound and the investment markets have been inching upward over the past quarter. However, Arizona’s housing market meltdown combined with the state’s deficit – one of the highest per capita in the nation, have severely threatened basic need services for thousands of poor and lower-income Maricopa County residents. Therefore, the Trust remains committed to targeting the majority of its grants to helping families and individuals whose livelihoods continue to be most affected by the ongoing economic recession.

Also in July, the Trust held its annual welcome luncheon for the ninth cohort of 23 new Nina Scholars who will begin their studies as Nina Scholars at ASU and Maricopa Community College campuses throughout the Valley of the Sun later this summer. This year’s new Arizona cohort members include 18 women and 5 men who range in age from 18 to 56 years. They will join 61 continuing Nina Scholars.

The Nina Scholars program seeks to increase the likelihood for long-term financial and family stability for lower income nontraditional students, most of whom are the first in their families to attend college. Since initiating the program in 2001, 64 Arizona Nina Scholars have earned their associate and bachelor degrees. The commitment of the Nina Scholars is truly inspirational.

In addition to reading more about 2nd Round Trust grantees, the following link will take you directly to the Trust’s audited financial statements for 2008 and 2007. (In April when we published our 2008 annual report online, we indicated that we would announce availability of the auditor’s report on the Trust’s web site as soon as it became available.) The web site also includes information about similar Trust activities that took place in Indianapolis, Indiana, last month, as well as the Trust’s previous announcements of its emergency grant initiatives in Phoenix and Indianapolis.

As always, we welcome your comments and ideas for Connections.