Fourth Issue 2012

Dear Connections Readers,

Welcome to this summer issue of Connections updating you on Trust programs and activities.

I am pleased to announce that the Trust recently achieved a major milestone - surpassing the $200 million mark in grants awarded since its first grant round in the fall of 1998. The renewed commitments to the Trust's signature Nina Scholars program put us over the top. The Trust distributes its grant dollars equally between Arizona and Indiana nonprofits. Since 1998, 864 organizations have benefitted.

Summer grants activities have included support of collaborative Summer Youth Program Funds in both Indianapolis and Phoenix. In Indianapolis the program involved 10 funders, 149 organizations and more than 40,000 youth. In Phoenix, 43 organizations anticipate reaching over 14,000 youth with the support of 12 funders.

More than 350 children residing in South Phoenix enjoyed the inaugural Frank and Nancy Russell Salvation Army Kroc Center Summer Camp. The Trust made the first grant to endow the summer camp in tribute to founding NMPCT Trustees Frank and Nancy Russell who retired last December. The multifaceted Kroc Center opened in late May and is one of 19 that the Salvation Army now has operating around the country.

The Trust is once again announcing the availability of its 2011 audited financial statements on its website.

Thanks for your ongoing interest in the Trust's work, and we always welcome your comments and questions.



  Grantee Hear Indiana offers the state's only camp designed specifically for children with hearing loss who use spoken language to communicate.



Camp Kroc Summer Day Camp
The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Phoenix

Every participating camper received a Russell Summer Day Camp t-shirt modeled after RJ, the Camp mascot


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