Pulliam Trust steps up aid for needy people

March 16, 2009
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust will give $2.27 million to human service organizations, which are dealing with increased demand for food and shelter as people lose their jobs, or their homes to foreclosure.

The trust's Emergency Fund Initiative includes $700,000 to be divided evenly among 14 Indianapolis community centers.

As IBJ reported previously, the trust decided last fall that it would not grant money for capital campaigns. Instead, it directed the money toward front-line human service organizations. The trust said this month that grants to its "Helping People in Need" category are the highest since 1998.

In December, the Pulliam trust was one of several organizations, including United Way of Central Indiana, contributing to a $3.2 million emergency fund.
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