Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Grants (Environmental Requests)

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

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Next anticipated deadline: Nov 15, 2020 (Pre proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Jan 15, 2021 9:00am PST (Full proposal), Apr 17, 2021 (Pre proposal), Jun 17, 2021 11:00am PDT (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Environmental Stewardship Environmental Education Environmental Conservation

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Arizona, Indiana

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:

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Overview:

NOTE: The Trust requires that a representative from your organization consult with a program staff member no less than two months prior to the application submittal deadline (represented by the pre-proposal deadline). 

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 Environmental Request within the "Protecting Animals and Nature" grant program area. For other program areas, see the grant page here

Protecting Animals and Nature: Environmental Requests

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

The Trust supports:

  • 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

The Trust will consider more favorably projects that contain the following elements:

Collaboration

Grant proposals that build strong partnerships and alliances with community organizations, environmental groups, government agencies and/or corporations.

Adaptation

Organizations that consider and apply adaptation principles within proposed projects.

Measurable Outcomes

Organizations should carefully develop projects with measurable outcomes. A method to accomplish this is the logic model, which creates a common language for project accountability and evaluation.

Sustainability

Proposals that include other means of financial support will be favored over those that rely totally on Trust funding. Requests should demonstrate clearly how the project will be sustained after the Trust’s grant ends. However, this criteria does not apply to short-term projects that have a distinct beginning and ending without a need for long-term funding. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

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:
    • For environmental requests, the Trust will consider requests from local and national nonprofit organizations working in Arizona and Indiana.

Preferences:

  •  Priority will be given those organizations with local staff and board representation in the respective state.

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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This page was last reviewed June 18, 2020 and last updated June 18, 2020