Union Pacific Foundation Grants $170,000 to 37 Idaho Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., April 17, 2013

The Union Pacific Foundation is granting approximately $170,000 in 2013 to 37 Idaho 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
Boise Boise Rescue Mission
Boise Children's Home Society of Idaho
Boise Discovery Center of Idaho Inc.
Boise Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc.
Boise Idaho Foodbank Warehouse
Boise Idaho State Historical Society
Boise United Way of Treasure Valley
Caldwell Caldwell Meals On Wheels Inc.
Caldwell The Salvation Army
Coeur d'Alene Trinity Group Homes Inc.
Dover City of Dover
Garden City Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County
Garden City Wyakin Warrior Foundation
Gooding Gooding County Historical Society Inc.
Hayden Kootenai County Police and Fire Memorial Foundation Inc.
Idaho Falls Bonneville County Historical Society
Idaho Falls National Council of The United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Meridian Valley Shepherd Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Ctr Inc.
Montpelier Bear Lake Valley Health Care Foundation
Mountain Home Mountain Home Historical Society Inc.
Mountain Home Mountain Home Senior Center Inc.
Nampa Canyon County Historical Society Inc.
Nampa Northwest Children's Home Inc.
Nampa Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Nampa Health Foundation Inc.
Parma Parma Area Senior Citizens Inc.
Pocatello Aid for Friends Inc.
Pocatello United Way of Southeastern Idaho
Ponderay City of Ponderay
Post Falls Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai
Rathdrum Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation Inc.
Sandpoint Bonner Community Food Center
Sandpoint Bonner County Fair and Rodeo Association
Sandpoint Festival at Sandpoint Inc.
Shoshone Saddle Up Lincoln County Inc.
Soda Springs Caribou County Senior Citizens Inc.
Wallace Women's Resource Center
Weiser Weiser Memorial Hospital Foundation 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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