When to Apply
|April 1, 2024 - May 31, 2024
|Application Submission Period
|August 31, 2024
|Award Status Notification
|September – October 2024
A Note about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At Union Pacific, we understand that diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are critical to our success and that of our communities and partners. Our goal is that 100% of Union Pacific’s Community Ties giving supports programs or organizations which demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion by 2023.
DEI-aligned grants will be defined as meeting one (or more) of the following:
• The purpose of the grant is to advance the interests of an underrepresented or underserved population as they relate to Union Pacific’s priority cause areas
• The grant will primarily serve an underrepresented population; and/or
• The organization is taking actions to instill DEI internally and/or within its programs
We recognize that demonstrating a commitment to DEI in the ways described above may take time and require additional resources. That’s why we view our goal to reach 100% DEI-aligned grants as a multi-year journey, and we are committed to supporting your organization along the way. We now offer the opportunity to apply for capacity building funding to integrate DEI practices internally and/or within community programs, as noted under Grant Objectives.
- Read more on Union Pacific’s commitment to DEI.
Union Pacific’s Community Ties Giving Program, through Union Pacific Railroad, Union Pacific Corporation and Union Pacific Foundation, will consider providing charitable support to non-religious organizations that do not discriminate based on a person's race, color, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, past or present military service, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, political affiliation, marital or familial status, or any other status protected by law ("protected status").
Notwithstanding the foregoing, religious organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues are eligible for funding if they have established a separate 501(c)(3) organization to operate the funded program AND the outreach program is offered to the general population regardless of religious affiliation and does not otherwise discriminate against individuals based upon their protected status. Organizations must be willing and able, if requested, to attest that they prohibit discrimination on these grounds in order to receive charitable support.