Phoenix, Ariz. – May 28, 2015 – Homeward Bound has received a grant totaling $230,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.
These funds will be used by the Phoenix-based nonprofit to support a newly designed, multi-purpose space for homeless families, including an adult education classroom, a licensed school-age classroom, and expanded computer lab.
“We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Pulliam Trust and confidence they’re showing in the efficacy of our programs,” said Barbara Ralston, Executive Director of Homeward Bound. “The new space will enable us to significantly improve key measures of our program’s success in helping the homeless families we serve with education courses and job training.”
Since its inception in 1990, Homeward Bound has been one of the largest providers of safe and secure housing to homeless families in Arizona. Every year, the organization helps 150 families on average with stable housing and support services that incorporates education, employment services, and budget and debt counseling.
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 Homeward Bound,” said Carol Schilling, Trustee chairman. “Through her Trust, we continue to build on her legacy which clearly reflects her heart for philanthropy.”
The grant to Homeward Bound represents one of 23 awarded to nonprofit organizations in Arizona 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 $121 million to 443 nonprofit organizations in Arizona.
The Trust also makes grants in Indiana, and as of April 30, 2015, had assets of approximately $390 million. Visit www.ninapulliamtrust.org.