Grantees

Our Grantees

Arizona Arizona Newspapers Foundation Publicize, implement and manage the 2019 and 2020 Nina Mason Pulliam Environmental Journalism Awards. $10,000
Arizona Audubon Arizona Support to update the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center located in south Phoenix. $400,000
Indiana Broad Ripple Village Association Construct a protected multi-use trail for pedestrians and bicycles, including two White River overlooks, between the entrance to Broad Ripple Park and the Monon Trail. $100,000
Arizona Desert Botanical Garden Support the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance (CAZCA) and further implement the Regional Open Space Strategy for Maricopa County parks and preserves. $250,000
Indiana Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Publicize, implement and manage the 2019 and 2020 Nina Mason Pulliam Environmental Journalism Awards. $10,000
Indiana Indiana Humanities Council Inc. Host up to 20 Next Indiana Campfires treks in the White River watershed, sponsor documentary filmmakers to create at least two short films about the river and host a series of public film screenings in Marion and Hamilton Counties. $100,000
Indiana Indiana Land Protection Alliance Expand organizational capacity by hiring an executive director. $50,000
Arizona Lighthawk Conduct coordinated flights within the Verde River watershed that visually demonstrate conservation alternatives that benefit people and wildlife. $50,000
Arizona Nature Conservancy – Arizona Support a crop conversion program in collaboration with Yavapai-Apache Nation farmers that transitions crops to small grains, such as wheat, barley and rye, in order to reduce water usage from the Verde River. $150,000
Arizona Nature Conservancy – Arizona Continue the Verde River Exchange, a water market program that allows participants to voluntarily reduce consumption and save water for the Verde River. $90,000
Arizona Nature Conservancy – Arizona Convene and facilitate stakeholders to create a decision support tool that demonstrates the impact of water-related decisions on the Verde River and future water supply. $200,000
Arizona Nature Conservancy – Arizona Support for a pilot erosion-control project in the Wikiup Mesa area to reduce sediment contamination along the Verde River and its waterways. $150,000
Arizona Nature Conservancy – Arizona Provide hydrologic modeling tools for groundwater management to mitigate the impacts of groundwater pumping on the Upper Verde River. $170,000
Arizona Nature Conservancy – Arizona Install headgates and telemetry systems to increase diversion efficiency and leave more water in Oak Creek for fish and wildlife. $80,000
Arizona Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Conduct master-site planning studies and related activities to determine the suitability of a proposed site to construct a new facility. $30,000
Indiana White River Alliance Host forums with water planning leaders to improve regional and statewide water planning. $85,000
Arizona Arizona Newspapers Foundation Publicize, implement and manage the 2018 Nina Mason Pulliam Environmental Journalism Award. $5,000
Indiana Conservation Law Center Inc. Implement the Indiana Water Report recommendations. $100,000
Indiana Conservation Law Center Inc. Enhance education and awareness for the statewide regional water management plan, and develop a pilot water-management plan for central Indiana. $109,000
Arizona Grand Canyon Association Provide trail maintenance on a three-mile section of the iconic Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon. $500,000
Indiana Indiana Land Protection Alliance Expand capacity for the ongoing work of Indiana’s land conservation organizations. $75,000
Indiana Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields Repair the eroded and damaged trail located between the White River and the lake in the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park. $100,000
Arizona Nature Conservancy – Arizona Chapter Develop a social, ecological and economic watershed health report card to help guide work along the Verde River. $50,000
Arizona Nature Conservancy – Arizona Chapter Implement municipal water conservation projects for communities along the Verde River in central Arizona. $75,000
Indiana Tourism Tomorrow Inc. Develop a regional plan to enhance the White River in Marion and Hamilton Counties. $250,000
Arizona Arizona State University Foundation for A New American University Secure long-term protection for the Verde and San Pedro rivers by resolving water rights. $90,000
Arizona ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy through ASU Foundation Conduct a series of polls among Arizona and Indiana stakeholders to study opinions and perceptions about environmental topics. $202,403
Indiana Central Indiana Land Trust, Inc. Restore habitat to open three new nature preserves on the White River. $645,000
Indiana DaVinci Pursuit, Inc. Utilize art, science and education installations to connect central Indiana residents to the White River’s waterways. $240,000
Arizona Desert Botanical Garden Complete and implement a regional open space strategy that creates a sustainable preserve system in Maricopa County. $460,000
Indiana Friends of the White River, Inc. Expand White River raft tours, cleanup projects and other on-water experiences with the public and community leaders. $240,000
Indiana Hoosier Environmental Council, Inc. Reduce the impact of three major environmental threats to the White River and assist in Mounds Greenway planning. $315,000
Indiana Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Launch the 2018 Nina Mason Pulliam Environmental Journalism Award for community or statewide environmental reporting concerning natural resources, ecology, environmental policy or human interaction with nature. $5,000
Indiana Indiana Humanities Council, Inc. Expand the Next Indiana Campfires program with a dedicated focus on the White River watershed. $40,000
Indiana Indiana Wildlife Federation, Inc. Launch and expand the Certified Sustainable Trails Program within the White River Watershed. $185,000
Indiana Indianapolis Art Center, Inc. Create a multiyear plan to transform the ArtsPark into a cultural gateway to the White River. $25,000
Indiana Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Complete habitat restoration projects along the White River Watershed. $500,000
Indiana Land Trust Alliance, Inc. Increase Indiana land trusts' impact and ability to protect the state's natural and working lands and restore degraded landscapes. $150,000
Indiana Nature Conservancy – Indiana Chapter Improve the White River's water quality through agricultural and urban conservation practices. $970,000
Indiana Reconnecting to Our Waterways Continue revitalization, recreation, economic development and ecological sustainability efforts along six Indianapolis waterways. $1,050,000
Arizona Society of Environmental Journalists Establish the Nina Mason Pulliam Award for Outstanding Environmental Reporting. $21,600
Indiana Society of Environmental Journalists Establish the Nina Mason Pulliam Award for Outstanding Environmental Reporting. $21,600
Arizona Sonoran Institute Finalize the regional open space strategy for Maricopa County in partnership with the Central Arizona Conservation Alliance. $190,000
Arizona The Arizona Republic / Environmental Reporting Team Support of in-depth reporting teams focusing on local and national environmental issues impacting Arizona. $652,650
Indiana The Indianapolis Star/Environmental Reporting Team Support of in-depth reporting teams focusing on local and national environmental issues impacting Indiana. $493,500
Arizona The Nature Conservancy in Arizona Support over one to three years to restore water flow, improve water management, identify pollution sources and increase understanding of the need for local groundwater management in relation to the Verde River watershed, for the benefit of the wildlife, people and communities depending upon it. $3,076,000
Indiana White River Alliance Promote the White River's sustainability through public awareness and call-to-action campaigns. $790,000
Arizona Arizona Forward Expand outreach capacity in northern and southern Arizona. $75,000
Arizona Arizona Wilderness Coalition Restore and maintain environmental conditions for 18 sites in wilderness areas on Arizona public lands. $90,000
Indiana Cope Environmental Center Inc. Create the Center's long-term property stewardship plan and support the next generation of environmental leaders through professional development. $50,000
Arizona Desert Botanical Garden Enhance protection for the nearly 200,000-acre desert preserve system supporting healthy ecosystems and communities $135,000
Arizona Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, Inc. Plan and prepare for a Center at the Gateway in Scottsdale to change environmental attitudes and behavior. $140,000
Arizona Friends Of Verde River Greenway Improve land use and water management in the Verde River Basin. $127,500
Arizona Grand Canyon Trust Accelerate forest restoration in northern Arizona that spans the entirety of the Mogollon Rim. $200,000
Indiana Groundwork Indy, Inc. Improve the Central Canal area on the near northwest side. $35,000
Indiana Indiana Forest Alliance, Inc. Establish the Indiana Forest Habitat Protection Project to protect maturing forests from logging and restore old growth forests. $60,000
Indiana Indianapolis Parks Foundation Create a floating wetland ecosystem in Fisherman’s Cove on Eagle Creek Reservoir. $150,000
Indiana Niches Land Trust, Inc. Establish the Education and Outreach program to improve communications, broaden the membership base and increase community engagement. $41,000
Arizona Pew Charitable Trusts Engage Arizona partners to advocate for the protection of public lands in the Kingman and Safford areas. $150,000
Arizona Sky Island Alliance Ensure the long-term protection and sustainability of water resources in southern Arizona. $315,000
Arizona Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife. $100,000
Indiana The Conservation Law Center Implement the Indiana Water Management Plan. $200,000
Indiana American Farmland Trust Empower women farmland owners and/or operators to be confident and knowledgeable business and conservation leaders in central Indiana. $30,000
Arizona Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Construct an educational exhibit about the natural history of the Sonoran Desert. $300,000
Indiana Central Indiana Land Trust, Inc. Establish the Nature Preserve Stewardship Program to provide the ongoing care and maintenance for the organization's nature preserves. $125,000
Indiana Conner Prairie Construct The Treehouse, an interactive outdoor space designed to provide environmental education and awareness programming for children and their families. $100,000
Arizona Conservation Lands Foundation Assist Friends groups to advocate for proper management of 3.3 million acres of conservation lands throughout Arizona. $120,000
Arizona Friends of Saguaro National Park, Inc. Develop resource management methods for water and wildlife in the Sonoran Desert/Sky Island eco-region. $72,500
Indiana Indiana Forest Alliance, Inc. Establish the Indiana Forest Habitat Protection Project to provide the scientific basis for protecting mature forests and their forest-dependent plants and animals. $60,000
Indiana Marian University Upgrade the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab Nature Center to enhance the environmental education experience for students. $157,500
Arizona National Forest Foundation Establish the Northern Arizona Forest Fund to give businesses, residents and philanthropic organizations a vehicle to improve Arizona's lands and watersheds. $60,000
Indiana Niches Land Trust, Inc. Establish the Education and Outreach program to improve communications, broaden the membership base and increase community engagement. $75,000
Arizona Northern Arizona University Foundation, Inc. Conduct a demonstration riparian restoration project on Babbitt Ranches along the Little Colorado River in northern Arizona. $100,000
Arizona one n ten Support for the Youth Education and Success program to assist LGBTQ youth gain employment and life skills. $47,000
Indiana The Conservation Law Center Develop a water management plan report for Indiana. $250,000
Indiana The daVinci Pursuit, Inc. Establish the Eureka Water Project to raise awareness and promote responsible stewardship of local waterways. $60,000
Arizona The Nature Conservancy in Arizona Develop water resource protection and management within the Verde River watershed. $75,000
Arizona The Trust For Public Land Protect and restore the land and wildlife habitat of the Sky Island Grasslands in southeastern Arizona. $150,000
Arizona The Wilderness Society Advance conservation and protection decisions affecting public lands, wilderness and wildlife issues in Arizona. $165,000
Indiana White River Alliance Support for the White River Festival to raise public awareness about the White River and its surrounding 16-county watershed. $175,000
Arizona Wildlands Network Develop new technology for citizen-science volunteer monitoring of springs in northern Arizona forests. $110,000