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Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Grant

Grants to Indiana and Arizona Nonprofits for Programs that
Benefit Local Residents and Protect Nature and Animals

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Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Deadline Date:

06/16/21 Noon Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Indiana and Arizona nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for programs that improve the lives of local residents and protect animals and the environment. Organizations must contact the funding source at least two months prior to the deadline. Eligible organizations must serve (and be located in) Marion County, Indiana, and Maricopa County, Arizona, though environmental requests will be considered statewide.

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust was established upon the death of Nina Mason Pulliam in 1997 to support for 50 years the causes she loved in her home states of Arizona and Indiana. The Trust seeks to help people in need, especially women, children, youth, and families; to protect animals and nature; and to enrich community life primarily in metropolitan Indianapolis and Phoenix. 

Helping People in Need

The Trust supports:

  • Self-sufficiency
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Foster Care
  • Education and Literacy

For more information about this giving area, see: https://www.ninapulliamtrust.org/programs/helping-people-in-need/

Protecting Animals and Nature

The Trust supports: 

  • Programs that provide humane and wellness services for domestic animals, including shelter, rescue, spay/neuter, and adoption.
  • Programs that promote conservation of natural habitats and ecosystems that advance preservation, protection, and restoration of land, water, wildlife, and plants.
  • Programs that promote environmental awareness to connect people to the natural world, promote personal stewardship, or offer knowledge and tools for addressing current and future problems. 

Enriching Community Life

The Trust supports: 

  • Programs that add to the overall civic vibrancy and cultural vitality of the community.
  • Programs that create innovative solutions to enhance the quality of life in Indianapolis or Phoenix. 

The Trust awards grants for program support, capital needs, and general operations as follows:

  • Most of the Trust’s grants are for program support for organizations that seek to create, expand, or enhance proven, effective programs.
  • The Trust will consider capital support for organizations that seek immediate capital improvements to continue or expand services.
  • The Trust will consider operating support for organizations with whom the Trust has a long relationship.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179343

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no set range; however, the majority of the Trust’s grants are less than $250,000.

Term of Contract:

Generally, the Trust prefers to disburse funds as a one-year grant, but not for a period longer than three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust provides grants to nonprofit organizations. The Trust makes grants only to tax-exempt organizations whose purposes are described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that are either public charities described in Sections 509(a) or private operating foundations described in Section 4942(j)(3).

The Trust accepts requests only from nonprofit organizations located in and serving Marion County, Indiana and Maricopa County, Arizona, with the exception of environmental requests. For environmental requests, the Trust will consider requests from local and national nonprofit organizations working in Arizona and Indiana.

The Trust does not support sectarian religious activities or sectarian religious facilities. However, churches and other religious organizations may submit an application if their activities benefit the larger community and decisions to accept clients are not made on the basis of religious belief and/or affiliation.

The Trust will consider capital support for organizations that seek immediate capital improvements to continue or expand services. The Trust will occasionally award grants for capital campaigns, either for building or endowment purposes, but such grants are rare and are generally limited to Trust grantees that have received multiple grants from the Trust.

Only by rare exception will the Trust fund organizations that are government agencies. Consult a Trust program officer for further guidance.

Only by rare exception will the Trust consider an application from K-12 public schools supported through public funds, which includes charter schools, or from K-12 private and/or tuition-based schools. Further, the Trust will accept an application only if authorized by or submitted by the school district’s central office or by the private school’s central governing body. The Trust will not fund individual schools, nor will it support requests for buildings and equipment or for general operating purposes.

The Trust will not consider funding the following:

- Grants for international activities, academic research, sectarian purposes, or programs that promote religious doctrine or political campaigns.
- Grants for health-related programs, except for those related to the visually impaired.
- Requests for programs that target those currently incarcerated, exiting the criminal justice system or recently released. Within this area, programs that target children of incarcerated individuals or address youth in foster care will be considered.
- Operating or capital requests from colleges and universities. (The latter includes endowments for professorial chairs, faculty training and research, scholarships and building campaigns.) However, the Trust will continue to accept requests through its regular grant cycles for support of projects that link higher education institutions to their communities.
- Grants to individuals.

Pre-Application Information:

The Trust requires that a representative from your organization consult with grants program staff at least two months prior to the application deadline.

Funding Cycle Deadlines:

1st Round:
- Applicant submits an application: January 20, 2021
- Application status notification: May 10, 2021
- Funding decisions: June 28, 2021

2nd Round:
- Applicant submits an application: June 16, 2021
- Application status notification: September 6, 2021
- Funding decisions: October 27, 2021

Applications must be received electronically by noon on the due dates.

The Trust’s grant process is by invitation only. The Trust requires that a representative from your organization consult with grants program staff at least two months prior to the application deadline.

Before submitting an application:
- Consult with Trust staff at least two months prior to the application deadline.
- If grants program staff determines the project has the potential for funding, your organization will be asked to complete an online Letter of Intent (LOI) describing the project in detail, as well as the proposed grant activities and outcomes.
- Upon approval of the LOI, the Trust will notify the organization by email and provide instructions for completing an application.

Note: The Trust does not accept unsolicited applications.

Requests for funding are limited to one request per organization per calendar year.

Application Process: https://www.ninapulliamtrust.org/grant-information/application-process/
FAQs: https://www.ninapulliamtrust.org/grant-information/frequently-asked-questions/
Deadlines: https://www.ninapulliamtrust.org/grant-information/funding-cycle-deadlines/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application (or Letter of Intent) portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=ninamason

Dayna Brady
dbrady@nmpct.org

To ensure you receive all emails from the Trust, add administrator@grantinterface.com to your safe sender list, address book or contacts.

Arizona Contact Info:
Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
2201 East Camelback Road, Suite 600B
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602.955.3000

Indiana Contact Info:
Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust
One American Square, Suite 2650
Indianapolis, IN 46282
Phone: 317.231.6075

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Maricopa County;   Indiana: Marion County

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