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Phoenix’s HeatReady City proposal finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2018 Mayors Challenge

Extreme heats not only affect vulnerable residents in Arizona but also economic viability, according to the HeatReady City proposal submitted by Phoenix officials to The Bloomberg challenge. The HeatReady City program would help Arizonans deal with the deadly summer heat that claims more than 125 lives every year.


We are proud to support environmental reporting on and in The Arizona Republic. 

835 cats and dogs fixed and vaccinated

More than 2,000 devoted pet owners lined to participate in the Fix.Adopt.Save Spay/Neuter Weekend.

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Indianapolis’ new DigIndy tunnel system passed its first test

The 11-mile stretch of tunnels prevented more than 55 million gallons of sewage from flowing into the White River and Eagle Creek.




A story of courage and triumph at the heart of the Young Actors Theatre in Indianapolis

“Self-empowerment theater is a reaction to everything I’ve been through in my life.” Justin Wade, Executive Director of the Young Actors Theater


Trust and SEJ introduce Nina Mason Pulliam Award for Outstanding Environmental Reporting

This annual international award, which includes a $10,000 prize, will be the highest environmental reporting honor presented by the Society of Environmental Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists.

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Fostering Success Helps Challenged College Students

New IUPUI program helps foster and homeless youth, emancipated minors and other challenged students transition to college and unlock potential.

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Save the Family grant will help homeless Valley families

The Trust’s $150,000 grant will assist 100 homeless families with housing and services.

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Arizona overwhelmingly supports protecting land, air, climate

A recent study by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy showed Arizonans support preserving the state’s natural resources.

Read the Arizona Republic’s reporting on the study.

Read the Morrison Institute study.

Morrison Institute-Trust poll says Hoosiers are concerned about cleaning waterways over lowering taxes

The Trust recently commissioned a poll by the ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy to discover Indianans’ attitudes and opinions about issues related to the environment.

Read the Indy Star’s reporting on the study.

Review the Morrison Institute report.

Shining a light: in-depth environmental reporting

Keep up with the Arizona Republic and Indianapolis Star’s environmental reporting, which is underwritten by the Trust.

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Meet the Nina Scholars

“Being a Nina Scholar has inspired me to reach high. I want to be like Nina when I grow up. I am in awe and respect of all that she has done for others.”

– Daphne Thompson

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Nina Mason Pulliam was a business leader, journalist, humanitarian and a lover of all creatures. At her direction, upon her death, her assets were placed into an irrevocable charitable trust to support the causes she loved in her home states of Arizona and Indiana. Read More