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.
Any organization interested in receiving a Local Grant must first complete a survey to determine eligibility. Organizations determined eligible to apply for a Local Grant through the Eligibility Survey are provided immediate access to a full Grant Application. This is your organization's opportunity to demonstrate how a one-year grant from the Union Pacific Foundation will help you accomplish your goals and ultimately further UPF's Local Grants program objectives. Grant applications are open from April 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019 and applicants will be notified of the status of their application in September 2019. To access the Eligibility Survey and grant application, select the priority cause area that relates to your project or program below.