Union Pacific Awards $5.9 Million to Build Safe, Vibrant and Prosperous Communities
Omaha, Neb., September 11, 2018
Union Pacific's Community Ties Giving Program awarded nearly $5.9 million in 2018 local grants to roughly 600 nonprofit organizations throughout its 23-state system. Local grants provide small and medium-sized grants within the railroad's priority cause areas: Safety, Workforce Development and Community Spaces. A small portion of funding is allocated to other local community needs.
"Union Pacific's success is linked to communities where we operate, and we proudly support organizations that improve the quality of life where our employees live and work," said Scott Moore, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, and Union Pacific Foundation President. "Investing in high-quality nonprofits and programs helps achieve our mission of building safe, prosperous and vibrant communities."
As North America's premier railroad franchise, Union Pacific has been building America for more than 150 years. The lives of people throughout its footprint are intertwined with the railroad, which strengthens its communities. The next local grant application period will run April through May 2019. To learn more about Union Pacific's Community Ties Giving Program or apply for local grants, visit www.up.com/foundation.
Grant recipients are listed by state in the links below.
About Union Pacific
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. In the last 10 years, 2008-2017, Union Pacific invested approximately $34 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix is classified into its Agricultural Products, Energy, and Industrial and Premium business groups. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
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