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Trust gives Phoenix Zoo $1 million for new habitat along Africa Trail

The Trust awarded $1 million to the Phoenix Zoo for a new 1-acre African lion and spotted hyena habitat, in support of the Zoo’s species preservation efforts for the endangered African lion.

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Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust surpasses $300 million in giving

Since its inception in 1997, the Trust has distributed $305 million in grants and scholarships to 988 nonprofit organizations in Indiana and Arizona helping people in need, protecting animals and nature, and enriching community life.

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Season for Sharing: A great way to help Arizona’s most vulnerable

In a guest editorial for The Arizona Republic celebrating 25 years of Season for Sharing, Trust President and CEO Gene D’Adamo discusses how the program continues to provide an opportunity for those even of modest means to help their fellow Arizonans.

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Pump keeps more water in Verde River

The Trust paid to install a pump in the lagoons at Dead Horse Ranch State Park to improve fish habitat, recreation and keep more water in the Verde River.

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Trust awards $250,000 to Indianapolis-area animal welfare organizations

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust recently awarded $250,000 to 13 Indianapolis-area animal welfare organizations to support efforts to care for homeless pets and reduce euthanasia rates.

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Jeff Small named vice president of programs

Trust promotes Senior Program Officer/Special Projects Jeff Small, of Indiana, to vice president of programs, effective Aug. 1.
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Indianapolis wants to make the White River a destination.

The White River spent much of the last century or so as a dumping ground. Now, the city, conservationists, philanthropy and community are working to make it thrive.

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Nina Scholars Endowment

The Trust has committed the largest single grant in our 20-year history to establish the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholarship Endowment Fund at IUPUI. With this $3 million endowment, we ensure Nina Pulliam’s commitment to education for individuals who have experienced significant adversity will extend far beyond the 50-year lifespan of the Trust.

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Trust and SEJ introduce Nina Mason Pulliam Award for Outstanding Environmental Reporting

This annual international award, which includes a $10,000 prize, will be the highest environmental reporting honor presented by the Society of Environmental Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists.

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Arizona overwhelmingly supports protecting land, air, climate

A recent study by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy showed Arizonans support preserving the state’s natural resources.

Read the Arizona Republic’s reporting on the study.

Read the Morrison Institute study.

Morrison Institute-Trust poll says Hoosiers are concerned about cleaning waterways over lowering taxes

The Trust recently commissioned a poll by the ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy to discover Indianans’ attitudes and opinions about issues related to the environment.

Read the Indy Star’s reporting on the study.

Review the Morrison Institute report.

Shining a light: in-depth environmental reporting

Keep up with the Arizona Republic and Indianapolis Star’s environmental reporting, which is underwritten by the Trust.

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Meet the Nina Scholars

“I want to touch people in the world and bring pride to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. Being a Nina Scholar has given me drive. I want to be a success story.”

– Tiffany Thornhill

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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