Union Pacific Foundation Grants $380,000 to 41 Illinois Nonprofit Organizations

Omaha, Neb., May 02, 2014

The Union Pacific Foundation is granting $380,000 in 2014 to 41 Illinois 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
Benton Casa of Franklin County
Chicago Access Community Health Network
Chicago Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Chicago Centro Romero
Chicago Chicago Historical Society
Chicago Dusable Museum of African American History Inc
Chicago Eugene and Rosemary Schulter Charitable Foundation
Chicago Greater Chicago Food Depository
Chicago Jane Addams Resource Corporation
Chicago Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council
Chicago Norwood Crossing Association
Chicago One Hope United-Northern Region
Chicago The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Chicago United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Chicago Urban Intiatives Inc.
DeKalb DeKalb Public Library
Des Plaines Operation North Pole Inc.
Dixon Kreider Services Inc.
Downers Grove Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics
Dupo Dupo Police Department Shop with A Cop
East St. Louis Christian Activity Center
Evanston Heartwood Foundation
Geneva Marklund Charities
Geneva Northern Illinois Food Bank
Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn Community Resource Center
Glen Ellyn Glen Ellyn Youth & Family Counseling Service
Joliet United Way of Will County
Lincolnshire Lake County Partners
Lombard Council of State Governments
Maywood Maywood Fine Arts Association
Mt. Vernon United Way of South Central Illinois
Normal Community Health Care Clinic Inc.
Oak Brook Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana
Oak Park Hephzibah Children's Association
Park Ridge Center of Concern
Pinckneyville Illinois Rural Heritage Museum Inc.
Salem City of Salem
Salem Salem Community Activities Center Inc.
Villa Park Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region
Wheaton DuPage PADS 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 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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