Union Pacific Foundation Grants $260,000 to 41 Arizona Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., April 29, 2014

The Union Pacific Foundation is granting $260,000 in 2014 to 41 Arizona nonprofit organizations.

"Union Pacific recognizes and values the significant role these charitable organizations hold in their respective communities," said Robert W. Turner, Union Pacific senior vice president of Corporate Relations and Union Pacific Foundation president. "It's important that we do our part to support these groups as they continue to positively impact the cities and towns where many of our employees live and work."

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 2015 grant, visit the Union Pacific Foundation section of the site beginning May 1, 2014, and follow the online application instructions. The application deadline is August 15, 2014.

2014 Foundation Grants
City Recipient
Avondale Trinity's Learning Resource Center Inc.
Benson Benson Area Food Bank
Casa Grande Boys & Girls Club of Casa Grande
Casa Grande Casa Grande Mainstreet
Chandler Arizona Railway Museum
Cortaro Santa's Helpers Inc.
Eloy Pinal Hispanic Council
Gilbert Arizona Capitol Broadcast Education Foundation
Gilbert Town of Gilbert Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Goodyear New Life Center
Mesa A New Leaf Inc.
Nogales Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz County Inc.
Nogales Nogales Community Development Corporation
Nogales Nogales Educational Foundation Inc.
Nogales The United Way of Santa Cruz County Arizona Inc.
Phoenix Arizona State Parks Foundation
Phoenix Arizona Town Hall
Phoenix Barry Goldwater Institute for Public Policy Research
Phoenix Hope and A Future Inc.
Phoenix Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona Inc.
Phoenix O'Connor House
Phoenix The Arizona Informant Foundation
Phoenix Urban Land Institute
Phoenix Women's Transportation Seminar Foundation
Phoenix Young Arts Arizona Ltd.
Tempe Childsplay Inc.
Tucson El Rio Santa Cruz Neighborhood Health Center Inc.
Tucson Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum Ltd.
Tucson National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Arizona
Tucson Old Pueblo Trolley Inc.
Tucson Our Family Services Inc.
Tucson Southern Arizona Aids Foundation
Vail Vail Preservation Society
Willcox City of Willcox
Willcox Rex Allen Arizona Cowboy Museum
Willcox Willcox Historic Theater Preservation
Yuma Crossroads Mission
Yuma United Way of Yuma County
Yuma Yuma Community Food Bank
Yuma Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Corporation
Yuma Yuma Territory Live Steamers

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 connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2013, Union Pacific invested more than $21.6 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. 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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