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.
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 Community Ties Giving Program will help you accomplish your goals and, ultimately, further the Local Grants program objectives. Grant applications will be accepted from June 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021 and applicants will be notified of the status of their application in September 2021. 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. Only use Local Needs if your project or program does not align with one of the other areas.