Protecting Animals and Nature
Mrs. Pulliam loved animals – domesticated and wild – and the natural environment. She sought ways to encourage human bonds with both.
The Trust supports organizations and programs that:
- provide humane and wellness services for domestic animals, including shelter, rescue, and adoption.
- promote conservation of natural habitats and ecosystems that advance preservation, protection and restoration of land, water, wildlife and plants.
- provide environmental education and awareness to connect people to the natural world, promote personal stewardship, or offer knowledge and tools for addressing current and future problems.
The Trust may accept proposals from local and national nonprofit organizations operating in Arizona and Indiana. Priority will be given those organizations with local staff and board representation in the respective state.
The Trust will consider more favorably projects that contain the following elements:
Grant proposals that build strong partnerships and alliances with community organizations, environmental groups, government agencies and/or corporations.
Organizations that consider and apply adaptation principles within proposed projects.
- Measurable Outcomes
Organizations should carefully develop projects with measurable outcomes. A method to accomplish this is the logic model, which creates a common language for project accountability and evaluation.
Proposals that include other means of financial support will be favored over those that rely totally on Trust funding. Requests should demonstrate clearly how the project will be sustained after the Trust’s grant ends. However, this criteria does not apply to short-term projects that have a distinct beginning and ending without a need for long-term funding.
For environmental education and awareness proposals:
- Comprehensive Curriculum
The project’s education curriculum (or programs of instruction) should be based on qualified scientific research, include multi-disciplinary educational approaches, provide hands-on opportunities for learning, contain local environmental themes, and produce measurable results through meaningful exposure to the program’s core components.