Union Pacific Foundation Grants More Than $1 Million to 63 Nebraska Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., April 23, 2013

The Union Pacific Foundation is granting more than $1 million in 2013 to 63 Nebraska 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
Blair Blair Area Young Men's Christian Association
Bridgeport Bridgeport Public Library
Chappell Adopt-A-Dog Animal Rescue
Columbus Columbus Area Arts Council
Columbus Columbus Area United Way Inc.
Columbus Columbus Community Foundation Inc.
Cozad Robert Henri Museum and Historical Walkway
Fremont Fremont Area United Way
Fremont Nebraska Department of Education
Gothenburg Gothenburg Child Care Inc.
Grand Island City of Grand Island Community Youth Council
Grand Island Heartland United Way Inc.
Grand Island Junior Achievement of Lincoln Inc.
Grand Island Stuhr Museum Foundation
Hastings Hastings Library Foundation
Hastings Prairie Loft Center
Hastings United Way of South Central Nebraska Inc.
Kearney Buffalo County Community Health Partners Inc.
Kearney Crossroads Center
Kearney Kearney Area Community Foundation
Kearney United Way of the Kearney Area
Lexington Dawson County Historical Society
Lexington Lexington United Way
Lincoln Nebraska Centennial Mall Campaign
North Platte Lincoln County Casa
North Platte Mid-Plains United Way Inc.
North Platte North Platte Community Day Care Center Inc.
North Platte North Platte Community Playhouse Inc.
North Platte North Platte Genealogical Society
North Platte Original Town Association Inc.
Omaha Alcoholic Resocialization Conditioning Help Inc.
Omaha Ballet Nebraska
Omaha Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council
Omaha Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands Inc.
Omaha Cathedral Arts Project Inc.
Omaha City of Omaha Public Library Foundation
Omaha Durham Museum
Omaha Girls Incorporated of Omaha
Omaha Heart Ministry Center Inc.
Omaha Heartland Family Service
Omaha Heartland Hope Mission
Omaha Joslyn Art Museum
Omaha Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska Inc.
Omaha Nature Conservancy
Omaha Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Inc.
Omaha Neighborhood Center for Greater Omaha
Omaha Omaha Community Playhouse
Omaha Omaha Symphony Association
Omaha Salvation Army Western Division
Omaha Santa Monica Inc.
Omaha Social Settlement Association of Omaha
Omaha Special Olympics Nebraska Inc.
Omaha Take Flight Farms Inc.
Omaha Teammates Mentoring Program
Omaha United Way of the Midlands
Omaha Women's Center for Advancement
Oshkosh City of Oshkosh
Schuyler City of Schuyler Nebraska
Schuyler Schuyler Enrichment Foundation
Scottsbluff Panhandle Resource Conservation and Development Inc.
Scottsbluff United Way of Western Nebraska
Sidney Kids Plus Inc.
Valley Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy 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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