Helping People in Need | Protecting Animals and Nature | Enriching Community Life
Helping People in Need | Protecting Animals and Nature | Enriching Community Life
Helping People in Need | Protecting Animals and Nature | Enriching Community Life
Helping People in Need | Protecting Animals and Nature | Enriching Community Life

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84 Acres on Verde River Added to the Prescott National Forest

The Trust for Public Land and the U.S. Forest Service today announced the permanent protection of 84 acres on the […]

Discovering the Riverwalk all over again

If you haven’t walked along downtown Noblesville’s Riverwalk lately, you might take a walk there. For those who haven’t yet […]

Concern for climate?

Two local schools show us how they’re succeeding with in-person learning amid the coronavirus crisis; why Arizona teachers are bolting […]

Extreme heat, little relief: Will every summer in Phoenix be as hot as this year?

As yet another heat record fell on Wednesday in Phoenix — 144 days this year when temperatures reached or exceeded 100 […]

Protecting Nature

Protecting Nature

Trust outlines $19.5 million, five-year environmental roadmap

The Trust is implementing a five-year environmental roadmap that dedicates $19.5 million to investments in protecting nature in Arizona and Indiana. The roadmap supports the Verde and White rivers to protect river flows, address water quality, preserve wildlife habitat, foster development of sound water policy and innovate economic and conservation collaborations. With the additional funding, the Trust continues to underwrite environmental reporting at The Arizona Republic and The Indianapolis Star, and annual state and international environmental reporting awards, to keep people informed about pressing environmental concerns of our time.

Learn more about the Trust’s environmental initiatives  

You can be part of realizing a bold vision for the White River: unifying and diverse, productive and protected, timeless and contemporary. Learn more at, mywhiteriver.com.
Trust-supported projects led by The Nature Conservancy have helped protect more than 9 billion gallons of water in the Verde River since 2012.

Helping People in Need

Helping People in Need
Helping People in Need

A better future through higher education

Achieving a college degree can be challenging, even under ideal circumstances, but consider if you were a former foster youth, an adult with dependents in the home or an individual with limiting physical disabilities trying to complete a degree. The Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program, now in its 20th year, embraces students with often serious barriers to higher education – and those students are thriving. Nina Scholars graduate at twice the rate of peers facing similar challenges. Eighty-one percent of Scholars who graduated in the past five years are employed in a field related to their degree, compared with 27% of their traditional student peers nationwide. The program offers personalized supports and services, intensive coaching, financial assistance and extended graduation timelines. Nina Scholars are inspiring examples of overcoming to achieve. If you know someone who might qualify to be a Nina Scholar, encourage them to apply by March 1.

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Over 360 Nina Scholars have earned college degrees since the program began in 2001.
Nina Scholars’ overall graduation and college success rate is over 76 percent, outpacing the success rates of their traditional student peers.

Protecting Animals

Protecting Animals

$7.75 million over five years for Arizona and Indiana pets

The Trust works closely with animal welfare agencies in Maricopa County, Arizona and Marion County, Indiana to keep pet euthanasia rates low and curb overpopulation. Since the Trust began collaborative grantmaking in 2012, euthanasia rates among cats and dogs in both counties have dropped 86 and 73 percent, respectively. Vigilance is critical to maintain this progress, so the Trust is dedicating nearly $8 million in Arizona and Indiana over the next five years to continue funding spay/neuter surgeries, vaccines and wellness access, and expand partnerships with animal welfare providers.

Learn more about the Trust’s animal welfare initiatives  

A single pair of cats and its kittens can produce up to 420,000 kittens in just 7 years.
From 2012 - 2019, the Trust invested over $12.5 million in animal welfare in Arizona and Indiana.

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Flanner House of Indianapolis

Flanner House supports, advocates for and empowers individuals, children and families in the near northwest side of Indianapolis, so they may move toward stabilization and self-sufficiency. The organization works on health and wellness, food justice, economic development and personal development to strengthen the individual and the community.

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Altered Tails

Altered Tails is focused on ending pet euthanasia through accessible and affordable spay and neuter services for companion animals and free-roaming cats. The organization works with pet owners, providing affordable services to keep companion animals healthy and avoid unwanted litters; rescue organizations, preparing cats and dogs for adoption, and organizations that focus on sterilizing roaming cats.

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Gen Justice

There are 15,000 infants and children in Arizona removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Over half entering state care are under 5 years old. Gen Justice is creating a one-stop education and legal information center so caretakers and child welfare professionals can better advocate for the abandoned and abused children in the dependency court system, and help them find safe, permanent homes.

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