By using bis-N,N'(salicylidene)-1,3-diaminopropane and reduced form of this ligand bis-N,N'(2-hydroxybenzylidene)-1,3-diaminopropane, we prepared eight trinuclear complexes in the core form of Ni-II-Ni-II-Ni-II and Ni-II-Cu-II-Ni-II. Complexes have been characterized with element analysis, IR spectroscopy and NMR spectroscopy methods and also investigated with Thermogravimetry (TG). It was observed that thermal characteristics of the complexes prepared by the reduced form of Schiff base are different from complexes prepared by the Schiff base. According to TG, two thermal reactions between 120 and 180 A degrees C endothermic separation of coordinative dimethylformamide molecules and then around 300 A degrees C exothermic decomposition of molecule were observed for Schiff base-prepared complexes. On the other hand, the complexes resulted from reduced Schiff base reactions were shown decomposed around 250-270 A degrees C by exothermic thermal reaction. Kinetic parameters of decompositions were determined by isothermal and non-isothermal kinetic methods, Coats-Redfern (CR), Ozawa, Ozawa-Flynn-Wall (OFW) and Kissenger-Akahira-Sunose (KAS). Departing from these values, thermodynamic parameters were calculated and the results were interpreted. It was concluded that the complexes prepared with reduced Schiff bases are more strained structures. Biological activities of these complexes were also inspected, and antibacterial and antifungal activities were tested against four different bacterial strains (E. coli, P. aureginosa, S. aureus and E. feacalis) and a fungus species (C. albicans).