Union Pacific Foundation Grants $250,000 to 47 Arizona Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., April 17, 2013

The Union Pacific Foundation is granting approximately $250,000 in 2013 to 47 Arizona nonprofit organizations.

"Union Pacific is proud to support these charitable organizations as they work to build strong, sustainable communities," said Robert W. Turner, Union Pacific senior vice president - Corporate Relations and Union Pacific Foundation president. "It is important that we help these groups continue to make positive impacts in the towns and cities where many of our employees live and work across our 23-state network."

Union Pacific assists nonprofits in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more than 50 years, the Union Pacific Foundation has upheld the tradition of supporting community and civic programs. Grants to nonprofit organizations support community, cultural, and health and human services.

To apply for a 2014 grant, visit the Union Pacific Foundation website beginning May 1, 2013, and follow the online application instructions. The application deadline is August 15, 2013.

2013 Foundation Grants
City Recipient
Benson City of Benson
Benson Community Food Pantry of Benson Arizona
Casa Grande Boys & Girls Club of Casa Grande
Casa Grande Casa Grande Community Hospital Foundation Inc.
Casa Grande Casa Grande Valley Historical Society Inc.
Casa Grande City of Casa Grande
Casa Grande Sun Life Family Health Center Inc.
Catalina Saddlebrook Rotary Club Foundation
Coolidge Central Arizona College Foundation
Gilbert Arizona Capitol Broadcast Education Foundation
Goodyear New Life Center
Mesa House of Refuge Inc.
Mesa Paz De Cristo Community Center
Nogales Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz County Inc.
Nogales Nogales Community Development Corporation
Nogales Nogales Educational Foundation Inc.
Nogales United Way of Santa Cruz County Arizona Inc.
Oro Valley Anza Society Inc.
Phoenix Arizona Chamber Foundation
Phoenix Arizona State Parks Foundation
Phoenix Arizona Town Hall
Phoenix Arizona Opera Company
Phoenix Barry Goldwater Institute for Public Policy Research
Phoenix Hope and A Future Inc.
Phoenix Keep Phoenix Beautiful Inc.
Phoenix Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona Inc.
Phoenix Urban Land Institute
Phoenix Women's Transportation Seminar Foundation
Phoenix Young Arts Arizona Ltd.
Tempe O'Connor House
Tubac Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona
Tucson El Rio Health Center Foundation Inc.
Tucson Habitat for Humanity Tucson Inc.
Tucson Old Pueblo Trolley Inc.
Tucson Southern Arizona Aids Foundation
Tucson Tucson Clean and Beautiful Inc.
Vail Vail Preservation Society
Willcox City of Willcox
Willcox Rex Allens Arizona Cowboy Museum
Yuma Assistance League of Yuma
Yuma Crossroads Mission
Yuma Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center
Yuma Humane Society of Yuma Inc.
Yuma United Way of Yuma County
Yuma Yuma Community Food Bank
Yuma Yuma Territory Live Steamers

About the Union Pacific Foundation

The Union Pacific Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of Union Pacific Corporation. The Foundation has distributed funds since 1959 to qualified organizations in communities served by Union Pacific. The Foundation is not endowed, but is funded each year from the operating profits of Union Pacific Corporation.

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 links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2012, Union Pacific invested $18 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure, including a record $3.7 billion in 2012. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. 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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