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Union Pacific Lives Out Mission of Service with $5.3 Million in Local Community Grants

Omaha, Neb., October 21, 2019

Union Pacific's Community Ties Giving Program awarded over $5.3 million in local grants to roughly 600 nonprofit organizations across the railroad’s 23-state system. These grants primarily provide funding in Union Pacific’s priority cause areas: safety, workforce development and community spaces, while a smaller portion is allocated to assist communities with local needs.

"We believe having a safe place to live, a family-supporting career and access to vibrant spaces are critical for communities to thrive," said Scott Moore, Union Pacific Foundation president. "By investing in high-quality nonprofits and programs in these cause areas, where our employees live and work, we achieve a step toward our mission of service while helping communities grow and prosper."

Local grants provide funding ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 to local organizations across Union Pacific’s system. Recipients are selected through an open, competitive application process. The next local grant application period will run April through May 2020. To learn more about Union Pacific's Community Ties Giving Program or apply for local grants, visit

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. The railroad's diversified business mix is classified into its Agricultural Products, Energy, 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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