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|
|Belleville||Christian Social Service of Illinois|
|Chicago||Access Community Health Network|
|Chicago||Big Shoulders Fund|
|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|
|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.|
|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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