22 Arizona nonprofits receive $1,496,705 Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust grants

November 18, 2003

(Phoenix)- The

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust presented $1,496,705 in grants

to 22 Arizona agencies Tuesday, November 18. More than 70 guests

representing the nonprofit organizations attended the check presentation

at Sydney’s Community Center, a program facility of Grand Canyon


"Our funding helps people in need, protects animals and nature,

and enriches community life in Arizona and Indiana, the states Mrs.

Pulliam called home," explained Harriet M. Ivey, president

and chief executive officer of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable

Trust. "Five of today’s grantees are first-time recipients

of the Trust’s giving. Grants range from $20,000 to $150,000 and

represent every area of our program interests," Ivey added.

This is the third of the Trust’s three funding rounds for 2003.

Since the Trust began making grants in 1998, it has committed $40,835,863

to 254 nonprofit organizations in Arizona.

"As the

Trust completes its sixth year of funding, we are most pleased with

the long-term impact of our grant dollars and the relationships

and programs established with our family of grantees," said

Trustee Carol Peden Schatt. "Nina would have been so proud

of the work her dollars are supporting today," she added.

"The Trust will be a part of this community for many years

to come – during the next 44 years of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable

Trust’s 50-year life and, more importantly, through the legacy of

your work," Trustee Chairman Frank E. Russell stated to the

Arizona organization representatives attending.

Trustee Nancy Russell updated the audience about the Nina Mason

Pulliam Legacy Scholars

program, which opens doors of higher education for men and women

who are often overlooked for traditional college scholarships.

"We are very pleased that many of our Nina Scholars are referred

from nonprofit organizations the Trust supports," Russell said.

Beginning in 2001, each year the Trust has sponsored eight new students

at Arizona State University and 15 new students at Maricopa Community

Colleges. Currently 60 Nina Scholars are enrolled at both schools.

The third cohort of 23 Nina Scholars began classes in the fall 2003

semester. The Nina Scholars application process begins in January

of each year.

The Trust, which also makes grants in Indiana, had approximately

$330 million in assets as of October 31, 2003.

The next deadline for nonprofit organizations to apply for funding

is January 15, 2004.

Applications may be obtained

by writing to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, 2201 E. Camelback

Road, Suite 600-B, Phoenix, AZ 85016; or by calling 602-955-3000;

or through the Application

page on our web site.