The Foundation 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.
Step 1: Eligibility Survey
Any organization interested in receiving a Local Grant must complete a survey to determine eligibility. The Eligibility Survey for the 2018 grant cycle will be open from April – May, 2018.
Step 2: Grant Application
Organizations determined eligible to apply for a Local Grant through the Eligibility Survey are invited to submit, and are provided immediate access to, a full Grant Application. This is your organization's opportunity to demonstrate how a one-year grant from Union Pacific Foundation will help you accomplish your goals and ultimately further UPF's Local Grants program objectives. Grant applications are due by June 1, 2018, and applicants will be notified of the status of their application in September 2018. Please note: eligibility to submit a proposal in no way guarantees funding of that request.