Application Process

Grant Process

On an invitation-only basis, the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust funds primarily nonprofit organizations in Arizona and Indiana that align closely with the following giving areas: Helping People in Need, Protecting Animals and Nature, and Enriching Community Life.

Inquire

The first step in our process is a conversation with a Trust program officer. To contact a program officer, see the contact information below.

Submit

If a Trust program officer believes that your project or organization is a good fit, you will be invited to submit a grant application.

Application Process

Note:  The Trust does not accept unsolicited applications.

  1. Familiarize yourself with the Trust’s website to see whether your organization or program aligns with the Trust’s funding priorities. Specifically, you may want to review the “What We Fund” section of the Trust’s website and the FAQs.
  2. To begin the process of applying for a Trust grant, first contact one of the Trust program officers below:
    Arizona – Environmental: Laura McBride (lmcbride@ninapulliamtrust.org)
  3. Arizona – Animal welfare: Maureen Salloom (msalloom@ninapulliamtrust.org)
  4. Arizona – Helping People in Need: info@ninapulliamtrust.org (We will route your request to the appropriate program officer.)

    Indiana – Environmental: David Hillman (dhillman@ninapulliamtrust.org)
    Indiana – Animal welfare: Lee Ann Hoy (lhoy@ninapulliamtrust.org)
    Indiana – Animal welfare: Lee Ann Hoy (lhoy@ninapulliamtrust.org)
  5. After learning about your organization or program, if the program officer believes that your project or organization might be a good fit for the Trust, you will be asked to provide additional information via email to the program officer.
  6. After reviewing the additional information provided, the program officer may invite you to submit a grant application via the Trust’s online grants management system. You will receive instructions about how to complete the application when you are invited to apply. If, at any time, you experience technical difficulties during the application process,  contact the Trust’s grant administrator, Rachel Weaver, at rweaver@ninapulliamtrust.org.
  7. In 2023, the Trust will accept applications and make funding decisions according to the following timelines:

    First round application deadline: Dec. 16, 2022
    First round funding decisions: Feb. 22, 2023

    Second round application deadline: Feb. 17, 2023
    Second round funding decisions: May 4, 2023

    Third round application deadline: June 23, 2023
    Third round funding decisions: Sept. 7, 2023

    2024 first round application deadline: Dec. 8, 2023
    2024 first round funding decisions: Feb. 21, 2024 (tentative)