22 Arizona Nonprofits Receive $2,713,000 Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Grants

July 12, 2007

(Phoenix)
–The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust awarded $2,713,000 to
22 Arizona nonprofit organizations Thursday, July 12. The presentation
was held at The Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Avenue at 3:30 p.m.
Recipients began arriving at 3 p.m. for refreshments and an informal
"mixer" with the Trust’s Trustees, staff and representatives
from other grantee organizations.

"The Trust has continued
to further the causes Nina Pulliam supported during her life. Since
the Trust began its grantmaking in 1998, it has awarded more than
$68 million to 320 Arizona nonprofit organizations. As Trustees,
we are pleased to continue her legacy of helping people in need,
protecting animals and nature, and enriching community life,"
said Frank E. Russell, Trustee chairman.

"Nina Pulliam believed
we all have a responsibility to give back to our community. Nina
called Indianapolis and Phoenix home, which is the reason her Trust
focuses its grants to organizations in these cities," Russell
added.

"The Trust presents
grants three times a year. This is the second grant award this year,
and the organizations receiving funding today represent every area
of the Trust’s mission," said Harriet M. Ivey, Trust president
and CEO. Today’s grants range from $10,000 to $750,000.

"Nina spent a lifetime
helping others, and her Trust has evolved into a strong resource
for nonprofit groups in her beloved hometown of Phoenix. With a
strong emphasis on encouraging self-sufficiency, the Trust serves
individuals, including the elderly and disabled, women, children
and their families," Trustee Carol P. Schilling said.

Helping People in Need grant recipients are: A & A Cottages
$50,000; Arizonans For Children $45,000; Be A Leader Foundation
$150,000; Chrysallis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence $750,000;
Community Outreach & Advocacy for Refugees $60,000; Girls For
A Change – Phoenix $60,000; Interfaith Community Care $200,000;
Justice For Children – Arizona Chapter $100,000; Mission of Mercy
– Arizona Mobile Clinic $75,000; A New Leaf $180,000; Phoenix Birthing
Project $75,000; Phoenix Indian Center $100,000; St. Joseph the
Worker $30,000; Teach For America $100,000; Timber Trails Children’s
Project $10,000; United Food Bank $30,000; Valle del Sol $200,000;
Valley of the Sun United Way $50,000.

"Nina was known
for her love of animals and was concerned for their welfare. Throughout
her life, she supported efforts to protect animals of all kinds,
as well as their habitats and the natural beauty of Arizona,"
Schilling said.

Protecting Animals
and Nature

grant recipients are: National Wildlife Federation $68,000; Wild
At Heart $55,000.

"During her life,
Nina supported programs that brought cultural and educational opportunities
to children and adults who otherwise might not have realized such
experiences," Schilling explained.

Enriching Community Life grant recipients are: Children’s
Museum of Phoenix $250,000; Youth Re:Action Corps $75,000.

Trustee Nancy M. Russell discussed the impact of the Trust’s college
scholarship program. "The Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars
program continues to bring the dream of a college education to those
who are overlooked by traditional scholarship programs. Since the
Nina Scholars program began in 2001, it has touched the lives of
more than 161 men and women in Arizona.

In 2006, the Trust extended
the Nina Scholars program through 2010, committing $7.8 million
over the next four years to scholarships for 168 nontraditional
college students in Arizona and Indiana. The program extension also
includes an annual $2,750 living allowance for Scholars, books,
fees and the program’s administrative costs. The Nina Scholars program
now accounts for 10 percent of the Trust’s annual grantmaking.

Nina Scholars are 25
years or older with dependents, college-age students and adults
with physical disabilities, or college-age youth who were raised
in the foster care system and are self-supporting. The seventh cohort
of 23 Arizona students will begin their studies this fall at Arizona
State University and Maricopa Community Colleges.

"Nina believed in
education’s power to transform lives, and our Nina Scholars are
testimony to this," Russell added.

To receive additional
Nina Scholars program information visit the Trust
Scholars
page or contact: Cory Gonzales, nina.scholars@asu.edu
at ASU, 480-727-6561; or Susan Taffer, nina.scholars@domail.maricopa.edu
at Maricopa Community Colleges, 480-731-8820.

The Trust, which also
makes grants in Indiana, had approximately $410 million in assets
as of May 31, 2007.

The next preliminary
application deadline for nonprofit organizations applying to the
Trust for funding is September 4, 2007.

Preliminary applications may be obtained through the Application
page on our web site; by writing to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable
Trust, 2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 600B, Phoenix, AZ 85016; or
by calling 602-955-3000.