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News and Announcements

Trust releases its 2015 Annual Report.

Click here to view our 2015 Annual Report. To view all 2015 Grants, click here.

Meet the New Nina Scholars

Since 2001, the Nina Scholars Program brings the dream of a college education to nontraditional students attending ASU and Maricopa Community colleges. The Trust offers scholarship opportunities to three groups: Foster Youth, Adults with Dependents, and students with Physical Disabilities. This year, eight scholars are entering the program at Maricopa, while 10 scholars begin their studies at ASU this fall.
From Left to Right
Front Row: Monique Artis, Deeysi Paz, Deja Broughton, Erin Munoz
Back Row: Nijah Morgan, Marizol Singleton, Awout Bagat, Marcus Downing

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A new day for cats and dogs
in Phoenix and Indianapolis

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust is a major supporter of animal welfare initiatives in Indianapolis and Phoenix. Through increased spay and neuter surgeries, adoptions and public education, local animal welfare groups are reducing the number of animals euthanized. The numbers tell the story.
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Arizona and Indiana nonprofits receive more than $5 million in grants

The Trust recently awarded $5,644,052 to 49 Indiana and Arizona nonprofit organizations in its first round of grantmaking in 2016.

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Pulliam Trust takes a stand to keep the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center open

Read the Our Turn column in The Arizona Republic about why we gave $100,000 to save an embattled wildlife sanctuary.
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Mega Adoption Event Indiana

Indiana’s third Mega Adoption Event took place June 20-21 at the State Fairgrounds where 815 (484 dogs and 331 cats) were adopted! More than 4,500 people attended the adoption fair, which featured 26 central Indiana animal welfare groups. The next Mega Adoption Event in Indianapolis will take place at the Fairgrounds October 10-11. For more exciting photos from the event, check out this link.

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Arizona Grantee Reception Slideshow 2015

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PetSmart Charities and ABC15 Fix-Your-Pet Event

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, in collaboration with PetSmart Charities, co-sponsored the recent ABC15 Fix-Your-Pet Weekend event on August 15 and 16. Over the two days of this free event, veterinarians provided vaccines and performed 944 spay/neuter surgeries on dogs and cats from across the Valley. In addition, staff and volunteers distributed 1,260 free spay/neuter vouchers to pet owners at the four event locations.


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Meet the newest Nina Scholars

In 2001, the Trust established the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program to open doors of opportunity to men and women seeking college degrees. A total of 509 students in Arizona and Indiana have received scholarships since then. Meet the new scholars from Class 14.




Meet the newest Nina Scholar Graduate

“If I could sit down and talk with Nina,” she said, “I would thank her for giving me the opportunity and tools I needed to fulfill my dreams.”

– Renee Wright

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Independent Sector Slideshow

More than 150 nonprofit, business and philanthropic leaders from Arizona gathered October 27 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix to learn about the trends, obstacles and opportunities that will affect every organization and individual working toward the common good over the next 20 years. This community conversation – or THREAD – was a result of a year-long study by Independent Sector, a national leadership organization for nonprofits, foundations and corporate giving programs, to assess the challenges and opportunities that face the charitable sector. The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust was proud to sponsor this regional convening, the 14 of its kind in the United States.
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Click here for information about Independent Sector and a summary of the Phoenix THREAD

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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