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Union Pacific Foundation Grants $240,000 to 60 Oregon Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., April 25, 2013 – The Union Pacific Foundation is granting approximately $240,000 in 2013 to 60 Oregon 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
Albany Friends of the Albany Public Library
Albany Mid-Willamette Family YMCA Inc.
Eugene Arts Umbrella
Eugene City of Eugene
Eugene Eugene Family YMCA
Eugene Eugene Hearing & Speech Center
Eugene Northwest Youth Corps
Eugene St. Vincent De Paul Society of Lane County Inc.
Eugene Trauma Healing Project Inc.
Eugene Willamette Farm and Food Coalition
Hermiston Eastern Oregon Mission Inc.
Hermiston Umatilla-Morrow County Head Start Inc.
Hillsboro Community Action Organization
Hood River Gorge Ecumenical Ministries
Hood River United Way of the Columbia Gorge
Klamath Falls United Way of the Klamath Basin
La Grande Union County Court Appointed Special Advocates Inc.
La Grande United Way of Eastern Oregon
Milwaukie Northwest Housing Alternatives Inc.
Ontario Family Place Inc.
Ontario Friends of Ontario Fire Department
Ontario Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida
Oregon City Children Center of Clackamas County
Pendleton Arts Council of Pendleton
Pendleton Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon
Pendleton Crows Shadow Institute
Pendleton Oregon East Symphony Inc.
Pendleton St. Anthony Hospital Foundation
Pendleton United Way of Umatilla & Morrow Counties
Portland Albertina Kerr Centers Foundation Inc.
Portland Bradley Angle House
Portland Camp Fire USA
Portland Elders in Action
Portland Hacienda Community Development Corporation
Portland LifeWorks Northwest
Portland Metropolitan Family Service
Portland Operation Nightwatch-Portland
Portland Oregon Children's Theatre Company
Portland Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Portland Oregon Symphony Association
Portland Phame Academy
Portland Pioneer Courthouse Square of Portland Inc.
Portland Portland Children's Museum
Portland Portland Taiko
Portland Portland Youthbuilders
Portland Red Lodge Transition Services
Portland Returning Veterans Project
Portland Store to Door
Portland Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Portland United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
Portland World Forestry Center Inc.
Salem Habitat for Humanity International Inc.
Salem Marion-Polk Food Share Inc.
Salem Microenterprise Resources Initiatives & Training
Salem Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health
Salem Salem-Keizer Community Development Corporation
Springfield Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation
Springfield United Way of Lane County
Stanfield Stanfield Community Center
The Dalles Wonder Works-A Children's Museum

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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