Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust


Contact Information


The Trust seeks to help people in need, especially women, children and families; to protect animals and nature; and to enrich community life.

Funding Interests

In the Environmental Program the Trust focuses on environmental education and public awareness, planning and collaborative conservation (and prevention), and/or land and species protection.

Geographic Focus


Types of Support

Project and operating support

Grant Size

$3000 to $1500000

Requirements & Limitations

The Trust will not consider grants for international activities, academic research, sectarian purposes, programs that promote religious doctrine and/or political campaigns. Also, the Trust does not make grants to individuals. The Trust makes grants only to tax-exempt organizations whose purposes are described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that are either (1) public charities described in Sections 509(a) or (2) private operating foundations described in Section 4942(j)(3). For environmental requests, the Trust will consider proposals from charitable organizations throughout Arizona if the project has statewide impact.

Application Process

Preliminary Proposal Letter and Preliminary Application available on the Trust?s website.


In 2007, the Preliminary Application Deadlines will be:

  • May 4, 2007.
  • September 4, 2007.

Recent Grants

Grant 1

Grantee: Arizona Trails Association, Phoenix, AZ
Amount: $80000
Purpose: Administrative support for a second year to complete trail development, increase private fundraising and coordinate the involvement of more than 2,800 volunteers.<br><br>

Grant 2

Grantee: Center for Biological Diversity, Tucson, AZ
Amount: $95000

Support for an assessment of Arizona?s endangered species and conservation strategies to improve the management of imperiled wildlife and their habitats and to promote community awareness to protect animals and nature.

Grant 3

Grantee: Malpai Borderlands Group, Inc., Douglas, AZ<br>
Amount: $35000

Support for the second year of the Habitat Conservation Planning Project to conduct region-wide conservation planning for the estimated 25 endangered and threatened wildlife species in the area.

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