The Indianapolis-based Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has awarded more than $1 million to 30 nonprofits in Indiana. Recipients include the White River Alliance, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership Inc. and Marian University. The most recent recipients are:

-100 Black Men of Indianapolis, Inc. – $75,000

-American Farmland Trust – $30,000

-Business Ownership Initiative of Indiana, Inc. – $120,000

-Central Indiana Land Trust, Inc. – $125,000

-Christamore House, Inc. – $100,000

-Coburn Place Safe Haven II, Inc. – $150,000

-Conner Prairie – $100,000

-Corporation for Supportive Housing – $135,000

-Easter Seals Crossroads – $125,000

-Edna Martin Christian Center – $165,000

-Eskenazi Health Foundation, Inc. – $125,000

-FACE – Foundation Against Companion – $50,000

-Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care & Control Foundation – $100,000

-Indiana Forest Alliance, Inc. – $60,000

-Indiana Latino Institute, Inc. – $52,000

-Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Foundation – $50,000

-Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, Inc. – $150,000

-Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center, Inc. – $75,000

-Indianapolis OASIS – $75,000

-Marian University – $157,500

-Niches Land Trust, Inc. – $75,000

-Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. – $150,000

-Southeast Community Services – $26,000

-Southside Animal Shelter, Inc. – $100,000

-Stand for Children Leadership Center – Indiana – $50,000

-Starfish Initiative – $50,000

-TeenWorks – $100,000

-The Salvation Army Ruth Lilly Women and Children's Center – $80,000

-Trusted Mentors, Inc. – $125,000

-White River Alliance – $175,000

Source: The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

May 22, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 21, 2015) – Stand for Children Leadership Center Indiana has received a grant totaling $50,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. The grant will be used to fund the nonprofit organization’s family engagement program, Stand University for Parents (Stand UP).

The funding will help expand Stand UP into at least six additional schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) district.

Stand UP provides parents with the necessary knowledge and tools to better engage in their child’s education and help improve student learning.

“Stand UP has been in Indiana for a little over a year and we have already had nearly 100 graduates,” said Stand Indiana Executive Director Justin Ohlemiller. “The generous support of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust will help us greatly increase the number of parents that graduate and benefit from the program.”

During her career, Nina Mason Pulliam shared her financial success and business leadership skills with many charities. She was particularly sensitive to human needs, animal welfare and environmental issues.

“She had a keen awareness of challenges that face our community and would take great pride in the outstanding work being done by organizations like Stand for Children Leadership Center Indiana,” said Trustee Chairman Carol Schilling. “Through her Trust, we continue to build on her legacy which clearly reflects her heart for philanthropy.”

The grant to Stand for Children Leadership Center represents one of 30 awarded to nonprofit organizations in Indiana by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust during the first of two grant cycles this year. Since the Trust began its grant making in 1998, it has awarded more than $120 million to 463 nonprofit organizations in Indiana.

Stand for Children Leadership Center is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on providing parents with opportunities to increase their direct involvement in their children’s education and to show greater leadership within their neighborhood schools.

The organization has earned the prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator based on strength in Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency.

Source: Stand for Children Indiana

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