23 Indiana nonprofits receive $1,541,000 Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust grants

November 14, 2003


Agencies Received $41.6 Million to Date.

(Indianapolis) -The Nina

Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust presented $1,541,000 in grants to

23 Indiana agencies Friday, November 14. More than 70 guests representing

the nonprofit organizations attended the check presentation at the

Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street.

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

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

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

and chief executive officer of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable

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

the Trust’s giving. Grants range from $9,000 to $150,000,"

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 $41,617,393

to 272 nonprofit organizations in Indiana.

"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

Indiana 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 five new students

at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and

12 new students at Ivy Tech State College, Central Indiana Campus.

The third cohort of 17 Nina Scholars began classes in the fall 2003

semester. Currently 42 Nina Scholars are enrolled at both schools.

The Nina Scholars application process begins in January of each


The Trust, which also makes grants in Arizona, 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, 135 N. Pennsylvania

Street, Suite 1200, Indianapolis, IN 46204; or by calling 317-231-6075;

or through the Application

page on our web site.