Union Pacific Foundation Grants $310,000 to 36 Illinois Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., April 19, 2013

The Union Pacific Foundation is granting approximately $310,000 in 2013 to 36 Illinois 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
Belleville Christian Social Service of Illinois
Chicago Access Community Health Network
Chicago Big Shoulders Fund
Chicago Centro Romero
Chicago Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Chicago Jane Addams Resource Corporation
Chicago Jewish Council for Youth Services
Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council
Chicago National Able Network Inc.
Chicago The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired
Chicago United Neighborhood Organization
Chicago United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Chicago Women Employed
Des Plaines Operation North Pole ORD
Dupo Dupo Police Department Shop with a Cop
Dupo Village of Dupo Park Activities Committee
East Carondelet Village of East Carondelet
East St. Louis Christian Activity Center
Evanston Youth Organizations Umbrella Inc.
Geneva Marklund Charities
Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn Community Resource Center
Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn Youth & Family Counseling Service
Joliet United Way of Will County
Lisle Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities
Lombard Council of State Governments
Mt. Vernon United Way of South Central Illinois
Oak Brook Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana
Oak Park Hephzibah Children's Association
Pinckneyville Illinois Rural Heritage Museum Inc.
Salem City of Salem
Salem Salem Community Activities Center Inc.
Springfield Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation
Urbana Cunningham Children's Home Foundation
Villa Park Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region
Wheaton DuPage PADS Inc.
Winfield Village of Winfield

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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