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Union Pacific Foundation Grants More Than $177,000 to 34 Louisiana Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., April 19, 2013 – The Union Pacific Foundation is granting more than $177,000 in 2013 to 34 Louisiana 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
Alexandria Central Louisiana Arts and Healthcare Inc.
Alexandria United Way of Central Louisiana
Bastrop Morehouse Beautification Inc.
Baton Rouge Douglas Manship Sr. Theater Complex Holding Inc.
Baton Rouge Foundation for Historical Louisiana Inc.
Baton Rouge Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana Inc.
Baton Rouge Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana's Children
Crowley International Rice Festival Association
DeQuincy DeQuincy Railroad Museum
Destrehan St. Charles Humane Society
Donaldsonville River Road African American Museum and Gallery
Lake Charles Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana Inc.
Lake Charles Imperial Calcasieu Museum Inc.
Lake Charles McNeese State University Foundation
Lake Charles Southwest Louisiana Alliance Foundation Inc.
Lake Charles United Way of Southwest Louisiana
Luling St. Charles Rotary Club Scholarship Foundation
Maringouin Town of Maringouin
Monroe United Way of Northeast Louisiana
New Orleans Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
New Orleans National World War II Museum Inc.
New Orleans The Tennessee Williams-New Orleans Literary Festival Inc.
New Roads Capital Area Agency on Aging District II
New Roads City of New Roads Louisiana
New Roads Extra Innings Booster Club
New Roads Pointe Coupee Animal Shelter
Opelousas City of Opelousas Tourism Department
Opelousas Louisiana Orphan Train Society
Opelousas St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office
Plaquemine Central Iberville Community Complex Inc.
Port Allen West Baton Rouge Historical Association
Shreveport Lifeshare Blood Centers
Shreveport Shreveport Regional Arts Council
Shreveport United Way of Northwest Louisiana

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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