The Community Ties Giving Program receives a multitude of grant requests for worthwhile projects every year. Unfortunately, we cannot fund every worthy request. Therefore, we use the following annual competitive online process to identify nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in Union Pacific communities that best align with the Foundation's funding guidelines and criteria.
Prospective Local Grant applicants will complete an eligibility questionnaire as the first step in the process. This occurs after logging into the application portal. Organizations determined eligible to apply for a Local Grant may then continue completing the full grant application.
This is your organization's opportunity to demonstrate how a one-year grant from the Community Ties Giving Program will help you accomplish your goals and, ultimately, further the Local Grants program objectives.
The grant application link will be posted on this site when the application period opens. Grant applications will be accepted from April 3, 2023 through May 31, 2023 and applicants will be notified of the status of their application in September 2023.
Reminder: The four giving priorities (Community Spaces, Safety, Workforce Development, and Environmental Sustainability) receive a larger share of funding than Local Needs.