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, 2020 through May 31, 2020 and applicants will be notified of the status of their application in September 2020. To access the Eligibility Survey and grant application, select the priority cause area that relates to your project or program below.
Select the application below that best suits your project or program. If applying for COVID-19 assistance and your project or program aligns with one of the other three cause areas, select the most applicable application (e.g., choose Workforce Development for a job-related program). Only use Local Needs if your project or program does not align with one of the other areas.