24 Indiana nonprofits receive $1,807,500 Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust grants

July 19, 2004


Agencies Received $45,370,508 Million to Date.

(Indianapolis) – The

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust presented $1,595,000 in grants

to 24 Indiana agencies Monday, July 19. More than 70 guests representing

the nonprofit organizations attended the check presentation at the

American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis, 441 E. 10th 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. "Six of today’s grantees are first-time recipients of

the Trust’s giving. Grants range from $10,000 to $200,000,"

Ivey added.

This is the second of the Trust’s three funding rounds for 2004.

Since the Trust began making grants in 1998, it has committed $45,370,508

to 291 nonprofit organizations in Indiana.

"As the

Trust enters its seventh 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 43 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.

This fall, our fourth cohort of Nina Scholars, five at Indiana University

Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and 12 at Ivy Tech State

College, Central Indiana Campus, will join the 35 Nina Scholars

currently enrolled at the two schools. Additionally, 10 Nina Scholars

have already graduated. The Nina Scholars application process begins

in January of each year.

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

$336 million in assets as of May 31, 2004.

The next deadline

for nonprofit organizations to apply for funding is September

14, 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.