Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Grants (Non-Environment Requests)

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust


Grant amount: US $9,000 - US $500,000

Next anticipated deadline: Nov 17, 2018 (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Jan 17, 2019 (Full proposal), Mar 23, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), May 23, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Maricopa County, Arizona, Marion County, Indiana

Location of residency: Maricopa County, Arizona, Marion County, Indiana

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Overview:

NOTE:

  • The first step in our process is a conversation and, if invited, the submittal of an online Letter of Intent.
    • The Trust requires that a representative from your organization consult with a grants program staff member no less than two months prior to the application submittal deadline.
    • The "letter of inquiry" deadlines are for this initial consultation/conversation. 
  • Once you have been approved to submit an application, follow the instructions to submit information to the Trust. 
    • The "full proposal" deadlines are for application submittal. 

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust provides grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on the philanthropic interests and causes Nina Pulliam supported during her lifetime. Further, the Trust seeks to embody her values by encouraging people to take advantage of opportunities that enhance the quality of their lives. The Trust especially is interested in funding nonprofit organizations that can demonstrate and measure the impact of their work.

The Trust awards grants for program projects and capital needs, and provides application opportunities two times during the calendar year. We prefer to disperse funds as a one-year grant, but will consider projects of up to three years. 

Program areas

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust provides grants to nonprofit organizations that focus on the philanthropic interests and causes Nina Pulliam supported during her lifetime. Further, the Trust seeks to embody her values by encouraging people to take advantage of opportunities that enhance the quality of their lives. The Trust especially is interested in funding nonprofit organizations that can demonstrate and measure the impact of their work.

NOTE: This grant page is specifically for "Helping People in Need", non-environmental requests within "Protecting Animals and Nature", and "Enriching Community Life". For Environmental Requests within the "Protecting Animals and Nature" grant program area, see the grant page here

Helping People in Need

Mrs. Pulliam valued giving people experiencing difficulty a hand-up and firmly believed that education was essential to reaching one’s full potential.

The Trust supports:

Self-sufficiency

  • Programs that provide adult education or training with accompanying social supports for individuals to obtain and maintain gainful employment.
  • Programs that focus on economic self-reliance through micro-lending, small business development and entrepreneurial efforts for low-income individuals.
  • Programs that assist the elderly in maintaining their independence and remaining in their homes.

Crisis Intervention

  • Programs that assist vulnerable families, women and children to help move them from crisis or instability to greater functioning.
  • Programs that provide basic needs, such as food, clothing, emergency shelter or transitional housing.

Foster Care

  • Programs that increase the number of licensed foster families and kinship providers.
  • Multigenerational programs that help prevent children from entering the system.
  • Programs that support young adults ages, 18-25 who are aging out of the system, with post-secondary educational attainment, job training and financial self-sufficiency.

Education and Literacy

  • Programs that provide mentoring and tutoring to disadvantaged youth.
  • Out-of-school time programs and projects for underserved children.
  • Programs that improve literacy skills of adults.
  • Programs that work with children (0 – 5) and their families to improve literacy, reading and language acquisition.

Protecting Animals and Nature

Mrs. Pulliam loved animals – domesticated and wild – and the natural environment. She sought ways to encourage human bonds with both.

The Trust supports organizations and programs that:

  • provide humane and wellness services for domestic animals, including shelter, rescue, and adoption.

Enriching Community Life

Mrs. Pulliam appreciated the importance of having vibrant communities that benefit all residents, while ensuring that nonprofit organizations fulfill their missions at a level of excellence.

The Trust supports:

  • arts and cultural organizations whose program offerings primarily reach children and adults who might otherwise have limited access to participate.
  • organizations and programs that add to the overall civic and cultural vitality of the community and strengthen the nonprofit sector’s effectiveness.

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Eligibility:

  • 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).
  • Geographic priorities:
    • The Trust accepts requests only from nonprofit organizations located in and serving Marion County, Indiana and Maricopa County, Arizona

Ineligibility:

  • What the Trust will not consider funding
    • The Trust will not consider grants for international activities, academic research, sectarian purposes, or programs that promote religious doctrine or political campaigns.
    • The Trust will not consider grants for health-related programs, except for those related to the visually impaired.
    • The Trust will not consider 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.
    • The Trust will not accept 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.
    • Also, the Trust will not consider grants to individuals.


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