The Foundation awards grants through an annual application process through which nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in Union Pacific communities may apply. Applications are accepted only through the online process.
Copies of the application mailed to the Foundation will be returned.
The Foundation does not provide leadership gifts or support requests for which it is asked to be the sole funder. An organization is allowed to complete only one application for only one program/project during the open application process.
Applications undergo a competitive review process. A Foundation invitation to submit an application in no way guarantees funding of that request. The Foundation receives a multitude of grant requests for worthwhile projects every year.In a typical year, we are able to provide some level of funding to about 50% of the requests. The volume of funding requests received also precludes providing individual critiques of unsuccessful requests.
To see recent grants awarded to organizations in your state or community, please visit our Community News Releases section and look for your state.ˆTop
The Foundation requires that an organization be located in a community served by Union Pacific Railroad, is a 501(c)(3) public charity as identified by the IRS, or Municipality, and falls within one of the two areas of interest outlined below.
The Foundation generally will not consider a request from/for:
Union Pacific Foundation will accept only online applications through the two-stage process outlined below. Printed copies of the application are not available and will not be accepted.
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Stage One: Preliminary Application – Due by 4:00 p.m. CDT August 14
Note: A last-minute submission of your Stage One Application Form may not allow for “processing time” of that Application, or, if your Stage One Application is accepted to move on to Stage Two, you may not have allowed yourself enough time to complete the Application by Midnight, August 15.
Complete the Stage One Application by selecting the appropriate link for your organization type.
You first will be asked to create an account by providing your email address and creating a personal password which will allow for future access to the application. DO NOT use an account creataed by a former employee.
The Foundation will notify you of acceptance or rejection of your preliminary application via your account email address . Please call the Foundation at 402-544-5600 if you do not receive a response from us in a timely manner.
Stage Two: Final Application – Due by Midnight CDT, August 15
Instructions on how to access your Stage Two Application (through your account) will be included in the notification e-mail. Stage two allows you to provide more details about your organization and the program/project for which you are seeking funds.
Applications undergo a competitive review process. A Foundation invitation to submit an application in no way guarantees funding of that request. The Foundation receives a multitude of grant requests for worthwhile projects every year. In a typical year, we are able to provide some level of funding to about 50% of the requests. The volume of funding requests received also precludes our providing individual critiques of unsuccessful request.ˆTop
|May 1, 2013||2014 open application process begins|
|August 15, 2013||2014 full applications must be submitted online by midnight CDT|
|January 2014||Union Pacific Foundation Board Meeting|
|February 2014||Applicants notified of grant status|
|May 1, 2014||2015 open application process begins|
|August 15, 2014||2015 full applications must be submitted online by midnight CDT|
|January 2015||Union Pacific Foundation Board Meeting|
|February 2015||Applicants notified of grant status|