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.
Scott Moore, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, and Union Pacific Foundation President, said:
“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. 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.