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Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc. has received a grant totaling $150,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for its new Desert Sky Health Center in the west Phoenix Maryvale community.

“Planned Parenthood has been providing access to sexual and reproductive health care in Arizona for over 80 years, and has been a part of the Maryvale community for more than 30 years” said Bryan Howard, Planned Parenthood Arizona President & CEO. “This grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust funds construction costs for our new Desert Sky Health Center, enabling us to provide care in a more accessible and secure location. The Desert Sky Health Center will significantly increase our capacity to care for more people who otherwise have no or limited access to affordable reproductive and sexual health care. ”


“We’re grateful that our support for the Desert Sky Health Center is helping greater numbers of low-income patients in underserved neighborhoods access vital and quality healthcare,” said Carol Schilling, trustee chair, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.

Since the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust began its grant making in 1998, it has awarded more than $310 million to 987 nonprofit organizations in its home states of Arizona and Indiana. For more information about the Trust and its programs visit www.ninapulliamtrust.org.

Planned Parenthood Arizona promotes and protects every person's freedom and right to enjoy sexual health and well-being, to make reproductive choices, and build healthy, strong families. We have been providing sexual health care to Arizonans for over 80 years. We currently operate seven health centers across the state, five in the greater Phoenix area.  Our organization also provides comprehensive fact-based sexuality education including workplace education programs that promote acceptance, diversity, and inclusion, and operates advocacy and outreach programs that provide opportunities for individuals to get involved in current issues related to our mission.