Union Pacific Foundation Grants $140,000 to 34 Nevada Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., April 23, 2013

The Union Pacific Foundation is granting approximately $140,000 in 2013 to 34 Nevada 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
Boulder City St. Jude's Ranch for Children Boulder City Campus
Carson City Nevada Rural Counties RSVP Program Inc.
Elko Elko County Transportation Division
Elko Save the Children Federation Inc.
Henderson Nevada Child Seekers
Henderson SAFE House Inc. Stop Abuse in the Family Environment
Henderson Spread the Word Nevada
Las Vegas Aid for Aids of Nevada Inc.
Las Vegas Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada
Las Vegas Blind Center of Nevada Inc.
Las Vegas Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer
Las Vegas Clark County Public Education Foundation Inc.
Las Vegas Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Inc.
Las Vegas Goodie Two Shoes Foundation
Las Vegas Lied Discovery Children's Museum
Las Vegas Lutheran Social Services of Nevada
Las Vegas Nevada Blind Children's Foundation
Las Vegas Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
Las Vegas Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas Inc.
Las Vegas Spirit Therapies
Las Vegas The Huntridge Teen Clinic Inc.
Las Vegas The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Las Vegas Three Square
McCarran The Food Bank of Northern Nevada Inc.
North Las Vegas Our Children, Our Vets, Our Community Inc.
Reno Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada
Reno Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
Reno Bristlecone Family Resources Center
Reno HAWC Inc.
Reno Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation Inc.
Reno University of Nevada - Reno Foundation 
Sparks Sparks Heritage Foundation and Museum Inc.
Wells Wells Family Resource Center
Winnemucca Winnemucca Domestic Violence Shelter Inc.

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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