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Trust releases 2013 annual report

In 2013, the Trust awarded $13.3 million to 195 nonprofit organizations. This year’s digital annual report tells stories of the ripple effect of those grants on people and animals in our two home communities of Indianapolis and Phoenix.

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Next proposal deadline January 12, 2015

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Meet three new Trust staff members

Michael Mendel and Jeff Small have joined the Trust’s grant making team as program associates. Mendel is based in Phoenix and Small in Indianapolis. In addition, Lorie Stringer joined the Phoenix staff as an administrative assistant, working with the grants team and assisting with communications.

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35 Indiana and Arizona nonprofits receive $3.1 million in grants

The Trust recently awarded $3,149,100 to 35 Indiana and Arizona nonprofit organizations in its first round of grantmaking in 2014.

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An evening at the museum with Indiana grantees

Grantees welcomed Trust CEO Gene D’Adamo to Indiana at a reception June 4th at the Indiana State Museum.

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Trust promotes four to program directors

New program directors Robert Berger and Belen Gonzalez in Phoenix and David Hillman and Lee Ann Hoy in Indianapolis will be responsible for leading grant making and initiatives.

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Mega adoption event clears Indianapolis area shelters

More than 650 dogs and cats found homes at the June Indy Mega Adoption Event at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  The event was presented by Love me. Fix me., an initiative of the Trust. The next Indy Mega Adoption event is October 11 and 12 at the fairgrounds.

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Animal Welfare Initiatives: A Tail of Two Cities

In 2013, the Trust became a lead funder in animal welfare initiatives in Indianapolis and Phoenix aimed at reducing the number of unwanted dogs and cats in those cities by increasing spay and neuter surgeries, adoptions and public education on responsible pet ownership. In the first year of the initiatives, the number of animals euthanized at shelters across both cities dropped significantly and continues to decline.

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3 Questions for Gene D’Adamo, Trust president and CEO

The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance interviews the Trust’s new leader.

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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