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News and Announcements

A tribute to founding Trustee Nancy Russell, 1930 – 2018

Founding Trustee Nancy Russell was a longtime friend of Nina Pulliam and helped establish the Trust upon Nina’s death in 1997. Ms. Russell passed away May 2, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her contributions to the Trust were immeasurable.

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Nina Scholars Endowment

The Trust has committed the largest single grant in our 20-year history to establish the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholarship Endowment Fund at IUPUI. With this $3 million endowment, we ensure Nina Pulliam’s commitment to education for individuals who have experienced significant adversity will extend far beyond the 50-year lifespan of the Trust.

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2017 Annual Report: Mapping the Course

In our 20th year of grantmaking, we are proud to continue to work with amazing organizations to help chart a path to a better future for the people, animals, nature and communities we hold dear. Mapping the Course provides a snapshot of the work we and our valued partners set in motion in 2017.

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835 cats and dogs fixed and vaccinated

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

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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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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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Our Founder

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